Wright (1876-1959) was one of the best American Architects. Fallingwater
is his masterpiece, "the most famous residence ever build"
; tne AIA ( American Institute of arhitects ) refers to Fallingwater
as "the best all-time work ofAmerican architecture".
Designed and buil during 1934-1937 in Pnnsylvania, Fallingwater
was a vacation house for the Kaufmann family: Edgar, Liliane and
son Edgar Jr., owners of a department store in Pittsburgh.
Fallingwater house and contents were entrusted to the Western Pensylvania
Conservancy in 1963 and is, today, a house - museum and U.S. monument.
Fallingwater is a synthesis of "organic architecture";
it integrates man with nature, as Wright taught to his students
at his Taliesen Studio. Fallingwater was constructed of sandstone
quarried on the property and was built by local craftsmen. It follows
the concept of integrating environmental factors, function, native
materials, construction process and humans (the client).