Frank Lloyd Wright 1867-1959 One of the most prolific and influential architects of the 20th century. From his early Prairie Style homes, to the sculptural curves of the Guggenheim Museum in New York he defined a North American style of architecture which was rich in emotion and sensitive to its surroundings.
Falling Water Kaufmann House -Bear Run, PA Designed, 1935 Completed, 1939
Built over a waterfall
Mimics natural stone ledges
Constructed of sandstone quarried on the property and was built by local craftsmen.
The stone serves to separate reinforced concrete "trays", forming living and bedroom levels, dramatically cantilevered over the stream.
Rises 30 feet over the falls.
Outdoor terraces almost equal to indoor living space.
Guggenheim Museum, NY, NY 1959
Roby House, Chicago, IL 1906
Wright often designed all the internal details In his buildings including the furnishings, light fittings, rugs and the essential art glass.