Fallingwater "when I run dry, I stop a while and think of you"
I have been intrigued by this building for some time; I have a print of it on my wall. The House is called "Fallingwater", designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, for E.J.Kaufmann.
It is a fine example of the triumph of form over function (it nearly collapsed and would have if the engineers had not altered FLW's design) and in spite of being constructed with concrete is a masterpiece of organic architecture, straddling, as it does, a waterfall in dense woodland.
FLW is a complex figure; he seemed to lurch from the status of genius to abject failure in the sight of his peers, appearing at times timid and at others arrogant.
Posted by Wrinkled Weasel on Thursday, December 08, 2005