In 1935, with the world trying to recover from the First World War and soon to be engaged in the second one and in the middle of a conceptual battle between the new and the old and capitalism and communism, in the aftermath of the Great Depression, the american architect Frank Lloyd Right presented the Kauffman Residence, or what was to be called Fallingwater which would soon become an all time architectural classic.
Fallingwater or Kaufmann Residence is a house designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright in rural southwesternPennsylvania, 50 miles southeast of Pittsburgh. The home was built partly over a waterfall on Bear Run in the Mill Run section of Stewart Township, Fayette County, in the Allegheny Mountains.
The house would soon become a cultural icon, and mark the evolution of architecture. Hailed by Time shortly after its completion as Wright’s “most beautiful job”. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1966. In 1991, members of the American Institute of Architects named the house the “best all-time work of American architecture” and in 2007, it was ranked twenty-ninth on the list of America’s Favorite Architecture according to the AIA.
This beautiful 3-D model has been produced by Cristobal Vila, and efortlessly flows through the different construction phases all the way up to completion. You can find more of his works in his personal website for Eterea Studios
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