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    Fallingwater and Crystal Palace are two different buildings more than 100 years apart in architecture. These buildings have both made it through history of architecture by two famous architects Frank Lloyd Wright and Joseph Paxton. Their buildings display their sensitiveness to the natural environment. Also, how the compromises of these two buildings were based on their materials. Frank Lloyd Wright, Fallingwater, 1936, concrete, steel and stone, 5,330 square ft . This building is fascinating, the way Wright made the plans for construction on this home to make it blend in with nature yet it stands out giving a speechless sensation. In the film America´s Castle it is seen how Wright was very sensitive to the natural environment of his structure and site. His structures are meant to enhance the nature around it and not take all the attention. Another amazing fact mentioned on the film was that he…

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    must incorporate an exterior appearance that blends with and replicates its environment appearance. For example, take Fallingwater, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, the structure is sitting on a waterfall in a heavily wooded area. The exterior of this structure is garnered with stone, tan and brown siding, and a flat roof. All of these features give a perfect example of Wright’s philosophy on architecture. The environmental features of the site at Fallingwater include: running water (of the…

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    Born 1867 Frank Lloyd Wright is one of the first architects who found a new style based on interpretation of planes and abreast masses. He was influenced by many aspects of his life, firstly, when Wright’s parents split up he had an obsession with showing an ideal family living space. His early influences came mainly from working at his uncle’s farm and the “froebel blocks” (Curtis since 1900, page 75) his mother brought him, which he used to create various geometric shapes and patterns.…

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    Analysis on Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater The building that fascinates me all the time is Frank Lloyd Wright‘s Fallingwater, which has long been recognized as the milestone in the history of 20th-century Architecture. Commissioned in 1935 during the Great Depression by Edgar J. Kaufmann, the owner of the popular Kaufmann's Department Store in Pittsburgh, Fallingwater initially served as a vocation house for the Kaufmanns between 1937 and 1963. What I found interesting about this house is,…

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    pieces is how they changed the frame of mind of a person; causing the people to look at the buildings not just as a building but as art. There was a time when buildings were just that buildings. They had no depth or meaning. Then Pont du Gard and centuries later came Fallingwater. Pont du Gard and Fallingwater revolutionized the world of Architecture by overcoming time, antiquity and surpassing its intended use by transcending into the world of art. Two thousand years ago the romans built…

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    function”, as quoted from Louis Sullivan, the famous Frank Llyod Wright’s mentor. Wright was one of the pioneers of Modern Architecture and his masterpiece, the Fallingwater, was perhaps his best interpretation of Modernism. Located in rural Southwestern of Pennsylvania, the Fallingwater is so popular that it is often mentioned in many architecture books regarding its application to the site. B.B. Pfeiffer mentioned the concept of Fallingwater in the book “Master Builders”. “Let your home…

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    Frank Lloyd Wright was an American architect, interior designer, writer, and educator, who designed more than 1,000 structures, 532 of which were completed. Wright believed in designing structures that were in harmony with humanity and its environment, a philosophy he called organic architecture. This philosophy was best exemplified by Fallingwater (1935), which has been called "the best all-time work of American architecture".[1] Wright was a leader of the Prairie School movement of…

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    Frank Lloyd Wright and his Architectures In art, the artist’s personal experience matter because it would reflect on one’s ideas and reflect on one’s work. Knowing Frank Lloyd Wright’s prior design, and idea he hold on to, could help better understanding the Fallingwater. Frank Lloyd Wright was born in a small town in Wisconsin, and developed early idea of architecture with toy building blocks that have geometrical shapes when he was a little. He was trained in the Chicago style,but later…

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    water is the most favored and notorious piece by everyone. Despite its difficulty to design over a waterfall, Wright utilized the architectural device known as the cantilever and completed its form; Cantilever construction tolerates for overhanging structures, using rigid structural element, such as a beam or a plate. Through Falling water, Wright’s ultimate style of organic and harmonious with surroundings, was publicized. For the purpose of the weekend retreat for the Kaufmann family, it was…

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    Caribbean Islands is a great place to build my summer house on, with great architects such as Santiago Calatrava or Frank Lloyd Wright. Frank Lloyd Wright was born in Richland Center, Wisconsin, U.S. born on June 8, 1867 while Santiago Calatrava was born on July 28, 1951 in Valencia, Spain. Both of these architects carry a great style as one carries an organic style and the other carries a modern architectural style. Frank Lloyd Wright would be a great architect for designing my house on the…

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