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FALLINGWATER

Source: Wright-house 2011

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2012

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoyP5vBNa
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BRIEF HISTORY

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Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) born in


Wisconsin
Designed hundreds of famous
structures worldwide
1991 the greatest American architect of
all time (by the American Institute of
Architects)

Fallingwater was designed for the Kaufmann family in


1935
Completed in 1939 and instantly became famous
1991 Architectural Record published a list of the 100
hundred most important buildings of the previous century
which included 12 of Wrights masterpieces (Fallingwater)
2001 A.I.A. selected their top 10 favourite buildings of the
twenties century topped by Fallingwater

GLOBAL LOCATION

Source: Google Maps 2012

South-West Pennsylvania's Laurel Highlands


90 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh
Within Bear Run Nature Reserve
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ORIENTATION

Source: Catalogue Photos Brisbane 2001

STRUCTURAL LAYOUT
Only four materials
used:
stone, reinforced concrete,
steel & glass
Cantilever structure

Source: etereaestudios 2007

Source: Catalogue Photos Brisbane 2001 Source: etereaestudios 2007

Concrete slabs, floor and


roof establish the interior
space of the house which
reaches out to the nature

Source: Catalogue Photos Brisbane


2001

Concrete slabs
anchored into the
living rock
Terraces floating above
Bear run
Source: Catalogue Photos Brisbane 2001

Source: Catalogue Photos Brisbane 2001

Vertical tower is a
visual and literal
support for the
cantilevered floors
and terraces
Continuum of
glass walls from
floor to ceiling,
broken by only
narrow steel
support beams

Source: Catalogue Photos Brisbane 2001

Vertical and horizontal lines demarcate


the geometry of the house
Interpretation of
horizontal vs. vertical & inside vs. outside
/reconnect with nature/
windows suggest little barrier between
nature even when closed

NATURE IMITATION

Warm glow from interior lighting resonates


autumn
Terraces reflect similar structure than rock
ledges below
Horizontal & vertical lines can be
associated with formation of
rocks, trees, Bear Run and
waterfall
Parts of the terrace suggests
the continuum of inside out
Sound of falling water fills the
house & creating the illusion of
Source: Catalogue Photos Brisbane 2001
waterfall from under the house

FLOOR PLANS

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PROJECT PROGRESS

TIMELINE
Week 9
Week 9

Design Analyses Presentation


Design Analyses Presentation

Week 10
Week 10

Completion of 1st floor


Completion of 1st floor

Week 11
Week 11

Completion of 2nd floor


Completion of 2nd floor

Week 12
Week 12

Completion of 3rd floor


Completion of 3rd floor

Week 13
Week 13

Final touches
Final touches

BIBLIOGRAPHY
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