Falling Water, 1934
Frank Lloyd Wright sends out free-floating platforms boldly over a small waterfall and anchors them in the natural rock. Something of the prairie house is here still.
Designed in 1953, the home is built on a hexagonal grid and is constructed entirely of tidewater red cypress and native fieldstone. A unique sculpture park has been integrated with the woodlands and informal gardens surrounding the house. As technology uses more and more natural resources, as the world's population grows even larger, harmony with nature is necessary.
Given the contour of the land, Wright located a house anchored in the rock next to the falls, jutting over the stream and counterweighted by massing at the back. Wright