Fallingwater

Fallingwater

Fallingwater (click for video) in rural Pennsylvania was built in the modernist style at the same time as Embassy Court. It was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and, unlike Embassy Court, was plagues by design faults from ther very beginning.

The client, Edgar Kaufmann, had Wright’s design reviewed by a firm of consulting engineers as he doubted whether Wright had sufficient experience with using reinforced concrete. Upon receiving their report Wright took offense and immediately requested Kaufmann to return his drawings and indicated he was withdrawing from the project. Kaufmann apologized and the engineer’s report was subsequently buried within a stone wall of the house.

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