Kauffman House

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Author: Frank Lloyd Wright (1969-1059)
Name of building: Kaufmann House (Falling
Water House) Background: (1935-1937)
Location: Bear Run, Pennsylvania (USA)
Style: organic basic construction materials: concrete, natural stone, glass and aluminum.
Construction system: with industrial materials.
Located in a natural setting, is located down a lush valley and over a stream and a waterfall. It blends with the surroundings, forming a unit with him. A clear example of architecture orgànica.Lloyd Wright left the rocks "in situ", on which stands the residence, and takes as a natural foundation. Also used stone walls and concrete columns. The elements are formed supported by large horizontal planes arranged in a staggered basis, which saves the unevenness of the ground, and that govern the construction. The vertical axis of the chimney (built of crushed stone rustic DA stiba) rises from the stone like a tower and articulates all sites
. Horizontals given by an overhangs'S GO (reinforced concrete and earth-colored stucco clear s) that are underway on stepped terraces rectangular vacuum. Three floors stepped: The first is based directly on the rock. Base of the chimney. To form a large front terrace above the waterfall. From the second floor terrace stands another, forming angle of 90 degrees with the first. Ceiling ago part of this protection. Third floor also have balconies. The walls are reinforced concrete and crushed stone and natural batter, combined with aluminum frames and large finestrals.El stream Mé s articulated as an element of the building and creates the false impression that is from the same house where the flowing waterfall. The exterior is designed to be confused with the environment.
Pool Area:
Wright is contrary to the segmentation shown in small rooms and, therefore, plays and wide open spaces.

Conception center drain architecture. The spaces are generated inside out. Ensures the communication between internal and external spaces, favored by the u s glass opacity prevents the sense of closure.
The first floor sits above the natural rock. The interior is organized around a central core: the stone tower or chimney. Wright set the chimney directly above a large natural stone. The ground floor of the house has a spacious lounge and kitchen. On the second floor two large bedrooms and a small guest room. On the third floor rooms of the son of familial transgression.
No sound interior walls of natural stone, and the ground is also covered in shiny polished stones. The living room seen in its full extent before the fireplace and stone fragments were preserved as in the field. Glass plays a important role in avoiding the opacity and therefore the sense of closure. Interpretation: Wright found inspiration in spades IT farmhouses American cross-shaped buildings named for their homes like "prairie," although the Kaufmann House there is no regulatory framework. It considers itself mbol architecture organized nica for adaptation to the site and the material ground and flight center for expansion. E s open architecture, integrated in the environment, involved with water, trees, rocks ... He also had a sense Prà CTIC second home should be a familial transgression.Also known as the "House of the waterfall (Falling Water House). Mé s house is considered important twentieth century. Was built in a narrow valley, over a small waterfall and surrounded by mountains, south of Pennsylvania. E s met with opposition from European rationalists such as Walter Gropius and Mies van der Rohe, although these principles apply some of Wright. This was an individualist architect frowned upon by the Indian STRI as personally implicated in all aspects of each work he did. The Kaufmann House uses all aspects of its construction program. The games that make up the volume Kaufmann House No sound results from the expansion of space flight center, which arise from a center. No sound ts not influenced by rationalism, as some have wanted to believe. Function: Rep. rrec since the year 1935 by Edgar Kaufmann director of a Pittsburgh department stores (Kaufmann's Department Store).

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