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Fallingwater is the common name for the Kaufmann House of Bear Run, Pennsylvania, which was designed by American architect Frank Lloyd Wright in 1935. The house is a legendary building because it is built on top of an active waterfall which flows through the house. The active stream and the immediate environment and the cantilevered design of the house are meant to be in unison, in line with Wright's interest in making buildings that were more "organic" and which thus seemed to be more engaged with their surroundings.

The Kaufmann House is now a museum, and undergoing an ongoing restoration, because, like many Wright buildings, it was made of somewhat flimsy (often "experimental") materials and has not held up particularly well.

External Links

Official Fallingwater Website

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