Falling Water – Frank Lloyd Wright

Nature Quote - Frank Lloyd Wright 7

Stay close to nature and it will never fail you.

Falling Water is an iconic building by American architect, Frank Lloyd Wright in 1935 in rural southwestern Pennsylvania.

The home was built partly over a waterfall on Bear Run in the Mill Run section of Stewart Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, in theLaurel Highlands of the Allegheny Mountains.

Hailed by Time shortly after its completion as Wright’s “most beautiful job”, it is listed amongSmithsonian’s Life List of 28 places “to visit before you die.” It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1966.

In 1991, members of the American Institute of Architects named the house the “best all-time work of American architecture” and in 2007, it was ranked twenty-ninth on the list of America’s Favorite Architecture.

It’s also extraordinarily amazing.

â??Fallingwater is a great blessing – one of the great blessings to be experienced here on earth.

I think nothing yet ever equalled the coordination, sympathic expression of the great principle of repose where forest and stream and rock and all the elements of structure are combined so quietly that really you listen not to any noise whatsoever although the music of the stream is there.

But you listen to Fallingwater the way you listen to the quiet of the country �.�

Frank Lloyd Wright

 

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