Architecture: Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright is an American architectural legend, having designed more than 1000 structures throughout his career and completing 532 works. Originally from Wisconsin, Wright created buildings that would be harmonious with the environment and cater to the beauty of its surroundings. Wright took a contemporary approach to his designs with crisp linear borders and use of windows to incorporate the wilderness into his work.

Wright’s revolutionary and organic style earned him the honor of being labeled as the American Institute of Architects “greatest American architect of all time” in 1991. Perhaps his most famous piece of architecture was Fallingwater residence in Pennsylvania built from 1934 to 1937. The home, designed for Mr. and Mrs. Edgar J. Kaufmann, is outlined by lush greenery and built on top of a waterfall, where the water can be seen cascading down a small river from both of the two outdoor balconies.

Fallingwater is the quintessential Wright design complimenting the environment with architecture. Wright calls this approach “organic architecture,” marking him as one of the most forward thinking architects of his time and cementing his legacy in history.



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