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About fallingwater
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  • 1. About Fallingwater http://www.etereaestudios.com/docs_html/fallingwater_htm/fallingwa... Home > Works > Fallingwater > About Fallingwater as this building is commonly named in english is a house La Casa de la Cascada Fallingwater, como simplemente es conocida en designed by American architect Frank Lloyd Wright in 1935. Construction ingls fue diseada en 1935 por el arquitecto norteamericano Frank Lloyd began in 1936, and ended with the completion of the guest house in 1939. Wright. Su construccin arranc en 1936 y se complet con la casa de invitados en 1939. "There in a beautiful forest was a solid, high rock ledge rising En un hermoso bosque se alzaba junto a una cascada una beside a waterfall, and the natural thing seemed to be to plataforma slida y alta de roca, y pareca que lo natural era cantilever the house from that rock bank over the falling water... construir la casa encima, en forma de voladizo, sobre la cada de Then came (of course) Mr. Kaufmann's love for the beautiful site. agua Adems estaba (claro est) el cario del Sr. Kaufmann por He loved the site where the house was built and liked to listen to ese bonito lugar. Le encantaba el sitio sobre el que la casa estaba the waterfall. So that was a prime motive in the design. I think construida y le gustaba oir el sonido del agua. Esto se convirti en that you can hear the waterfall when you look at the design () el principal motivo del diseo. Creo que puedes or la cascada cuando observas el diseo () Frank Lloyd Wright in an interview with Hugh Downs, 1954 Frank Lloyd Wright en una entrevista con Hugh Downs, 1954 Edgar Kaufmann Sr. was a Pittsburgh businessman. His family owned a Edgar Kaufmann, padre, era un hombre de negocios de Pittsburgh. Su property in a rural area with a waterfall and some cabins 50 miles southeast familia posea varias cabaas cerca de una cascada en una zona rural a 80 of the city. Mr. Kaufmann contacted Wright to order a new project on this km hacia el sudeste de la ciudad. El seor Kaufmann contact con Wright property: that was the origin of Fallingwater. para encargarle una nueva vivienda en esta propiedad. Ese fue el origen de esta obra. Wright responded to the family's love for a waterfall on Bear Run, a rushing mountain stream. The Kaufmanns assumed quickly the idea of Wright Wright correspondi al cario que senta la familia por aquel arroyo de designing a house that would overlook the waterfall. They were surprised montaa, llamado Bear Run, y su cascada. Los Kaufmann se hicieron hearing the Wright's suggestion to build a house positioned exactly over the rpidamente a la idea de que Wright diseara una casa mirando a la cada falls. de agua. Pero, cul fue su sorpresa cuando les sugiri construirla directamente encima de la misma. Given the contour of the land, Wright located a house anchored in the rock next to the falls, just over the stream. He oriented the house to the southeast Debido a las caractersticas del terreno, Wright decidi anclar la estructura 1 of 5 4/10/08 12:27 PM
  • 2. About Fallingwater http://www.etereaestudios.com/docs_html/fallingwater_htm/fallingwa... as preferred, by this way the house would hover serenely over the water. en una gran roca prxima a la cascada justo sobre el riachuelo. La orient hacia el sudeste y con todo ello consigui que la casa asomara elegantemente sobre el agua. Near the property, native Pottsville sandstone was available to compliment Cerca de alli disponan de piedra arenisca para complementar al hormign the reinforced concrete Wright had in mind for the cantilevered floors. With armado que Wright pensaba usar en las plantas voladizas. Junto a estos these materials he needed glass, framed to give structure and rhythm to the materiales necesitaba el vidrio, que enmarc para dar estructura y ritmo al group. By this way, light would come from several angles to provide a conjunto. As, la luz procedente de varios ngulos equilibrara el ambiente. balanced ambience. Desarroll las plantas en franjas horizontales, emulando las capas de roca y Wright extended the floors in horizontal bands, which echoed rock ledges, in creando terrazas voladizas de hormign sustentadas sobre muros de carga a series of cantilevered concrete terraces, anchored to masonry walls made hechos con la misma piedra arenisca que la plataforma de roca. Las of the same sandstone as the rock ledges. The strong horizontal and marcadas lneas horizontales y verticales que se originan constituyen la vertical lines composed by terraces and walls are a distinctive feature of caracterstica ms distintiva. this house. La construccin de esta obra fue una operacin complicada y minuciosa, Building Fallingwater was a complicated and detailed operation, yet the aunque el resultado aparenta pertenecer de modo natural al entorno. Se resulting house seems to belong quietly in its setting. It fits into the hillside asienta en la ladera y se extiende por encima de las cascadas como si and extends out over the waterfalls just as if it has always belonged there. siempre hubiera estado all. 2 of 5 4/10/08 12:27 PM
  • 3. About Fallingwater http://www.etereaestudios.com/docs_html/fallingwater_htm/fallingwa... The perspective renderings Las perspectivas mostradas aqu presented here and below show muestran grficamente como Wright graphically how Wright used us hormign y piedra en la concrete and stone in the structure estructura del edificio, planta por of Fallingwater, level by level, as planta, tal como la casa fue the house was built. construida. Original renderings by Cristbal Vila. Ilustraciones originales de Cristbal Vila. Information extracted from the Book Informacin extrada del libro Fallingwater, a Frank Lloyd Wright Fallingwater, a Frank Lloyd Wright Country House Country House by Edgar Kaufmann, Jr. por Edgar Kaufmann, Jr. Fallingwater is the best example of Frank Lloyd Wright's concept of organic La Casa de la Cascada es el mejor ejemplo de la arquitectura orgnica, un architecture, which promotes harmony between man and nature through concepto de Wright que promueve la armona entre hombre y la naturaleza design perfectly integrated with its environment. Wright embraced modern a travs del diseo perfectamente integrado con el entorno. Wright se technology to achieve this, designing spaces for living.

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