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Old January 12th, 2007, 04:13 PM   #21
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FWL Houses and Half Life 2 Engine Map of FW

There is also the map of Falling Water in the Half Life Engine that you can download somewhere. You can't spawn and walk around but you can view it. It's really neat and from what I can remember, quite accurate.

The other FWL house, Kentuck Knobb, is just about 10 mins down the road from Falling Water. It is privately owned by some rich english guy but is designed just as creatively.

Also, someone mentioned about the houses being built for people small in stature; FWL's designs were very asian-influenced. Lots of flat roofs, straight lines and angles, etc. As well, his motto was "if it can't be displayed, throw it away". None of his houses had basements and all of the closets were small. To make up for this he used a lot of build in shelving, that worked with the design of the house. i.e. actually built into the house.

And with falling water, the neat thing is that you can open up every single window in the house to really make it feel like you are outside. Oh and if you look at the half life two map, you can see the kitchen; which you cannot see when you go on the tour.
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Old January 12th, 2007, 09:37 PM   #22
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I was able to tour Fallingwater almost twenty years ago. It is a very remarkable building and quite magical. I like the staircase from the living room that takes you down to the river. Unfortunately like so many FLW homes, it is not very well built and my understanding is that it was closed for repairs.

Does anyone from the Pittsburgh area know if it is reopened?
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Old January 13th, 2007, 06:10 PM   #23
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Bear 'Pun''? Because "he was short"?

Dude!

Fallingwater is in Bear Run, PA. Or was that a "Pun"?
Trivia: the center in SW PA of white water canoeing.

FLW did not design his buildings with low ceilings because "he was short".
They are like that to increase horizontality, create scale, make them seem broader, lower and more integrated in the landscape, to create contrast, "explosion" in transitions from low ceilinged to high volumed spaces.

Why bother contributing if you don't know what you're talking about?

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There's a good video here
http://www.etereaestudios.com/docs_h...vie_index.htm#
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Old May 25th, 2009, 11:30 PM   #25
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An iconic house. When one thinks of Frank Lloyd Wright, one thinks of Fallingwater or the Guggenheim.

Now both have been showcased in Lego's Architecture series.

Here's Fallingwater, something you'd expect to be selling at the museum gift shop. At ridiculous prices!
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Old June 1st, 2009, 01:56 AM   #26
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One of my favourite houses of all time - amazing how he made so many horizontal and obviously man made features and materials blend so seemlessly with the surrounding natural landscape
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Wow! , very beautiful ,
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Old July 2nd, 2009, 02:16 PM   #28
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One of my favourite houses on the planet! Just amazing...
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Old July 2nd, 2009, 04:47 PM   #29
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I was able to tour Fallingwater almost twenty years ago. It is a very remarkable building and quite magical. I like the staircase from the living room that takes you down to the river. Unfortunately like so many FLW homes, it is not very well built and my understanding is that it was closed for repairs.

Does anyone from the Pittsburgh area know if it is reopened?
I go to Ohiopyle (state park next to Fallingwater) all the time. I go to Fallingwater atleast once a year for the last 5 years and it is always open.

They got done fixing the Cantilever on it though. I believe the Structural group at Astorino Group in Pittsburgh had to replace steel beems to support a sloping cantilever.

I worked in a architecture firm that designed shit one year. There was this guy bashing fallingwater and saying it sucked. I just shook my heard and thought, "Here is a ITT Tech architect who designs stripmalls bashing one of the worlds greatest architect's masterpieces ever."
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Old July 2nd, 2009, 05:48 PM   #30
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And now you know why mainstream architecture (i.e. not major projects) is going to the dogs these days...
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Old July 2nd, 2009, 05:59 PM   #31
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That's what it's called, I wonder how much it costs :O
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Old July 2nd, 2009, 06:57 PM   #32
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the cost will mostly be in the maintainence of the building.
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Old July 9th, 2009, 10:35 PM   #33
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wow! he is a genius!
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Old July 10th, 2009, 02:48 AM   #34
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Are you even allowed to copyright a photo of this house? How did this guy end up doing so?
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Great piece.
Integrity is what we need.

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I Hope you guys keep on posting not only skyscrapers but stunning architecture examples as well.
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