Fallingwater stands as one of Frank Wright’s greatest masterpieces. The Fallingwater House was built as a weekend home for owners Mr. Edgar Kaufmann, his wife, and their son, whom he developed a friendship with through their son who was studying at Wright’s school, the Taliesin Fellowship. The waterfall had been the family’s retreat for fifteen years and when they commissioned Wright to design the house they envisioned one across from the waterfall, so that they could have it in their view. Instead, Wright integrated the design of the house with the waterfall itself, placing it right on top of it to make it a part of the Kaufmanns’ lives.
Frank Lloyd Wright revolved the design of the house around the fireplace, the hearth of the home which he considered to be the gathering place for the family. The beauty of these spaces is found in their extensions towards nature, done with long cantilevered terraces. Shooting out at a series of right angles, the terraces add an element of sculpture to the houses aside from their function.
See the house as the light changes throughout the day or view the change of seasons. The Fallingwater House is located within a 5,100-acre nature reserve, which occasionally provides a difficult environment for communications technology. As a consequence, this camera may experience occasional outages.
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