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Fallingwater
Fallingwater, June 2007
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Fallingwater, also known as the Edgar J. Kaufmann Sr. Residence, is a house designed by American architect Frank Lloyd Wright in 1935 in rural southwestern Pennsylvania, 50 miles southeast of Pittsburgh and is part of the Pittsburgh Metro Area. The house was built partly over a waterfall in Bear Run at Rural Route 1 in Mill Run, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, in the Laurel Highlands of the Allegheny Mountains.

Wright adapted the vocabulary of International Modernism—a usually stark and ordered variety used in public buildings—for this organically designed private residence intended to be a nature retreat. The house is well-known for its connection to the site: it is built on top of an active waterfall which flows beneath the house. The fireplace hearth in the living room is composed of boulders found on the site and upon which the house was built - one set of boulders which was left in place protrudes slightly through the living room floor. Wright had initially intended that these boulders would be cut flush with the floor, but this had been one of the Kaufmann family's favorite sunning spots, so Mr. Kaufmann insisted that it be left as it was. The stone floors are waxed, while the hearth is left plain, giving the impression of dry rocks protruding from a stream.

The active stream (which can be heard constantly throughout the house), immediate surroundings, and locally quarried stone walls and cantilevered terraces (resembling the nearby rock formations) 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. Although the waterfall can be heard throughout the house, it can't be seen without going outside. The design incorporates broad expanses of windows and the balconies are off main rooms giving a sense of the closeness of the surroundings. There is also an interior staircase leading down from the living room allowing direct access to the stream beneath the house.

Wright's views of what would be the main door have been argued about; still, the door Wright considered the main door is tucked away in a corner and is rather small. Wright's idea of the grand facade for this house is from the perspective of all the famous pictures of the house, looking up from downstream, viewing the opposite corner from the main door.

On the hillside above the main house is a garage, servants' quarters, and a guest bedroom. This attached outbuilding was built using the same quality of materials and attention to detail as the main house.

The Lego version contains 9000 bricks, most of which are in the base and the stream. And at present, although the house is more or less complete, I have not yet installed the stairs leading to the stream from the main terrace. It provided several problems that I've yet to sort out. But apart from that the house is finished. Reviews are appreciated. Many thanks.



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  June 22, 2014
nice!:D
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  June 22, 2014
Wow! Congrats on MoTD!!
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  June 22, 2014
Amazing!Congrats on MOTD!
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  June 22, 2014
Nice and much better than the set!
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  June 22, 2014
Is it normal to have seen this house in lego, minecraft, but not in actual pictures? Hahahaha anyway, congrats on MOTD!!
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  June 22, 2014
It's been a little while since we've had a truly outstanding MotD, but this one definitely qualifies. Congratulations!
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  June 22, 2014
Great MOC. Congrats on MOTD.
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  November 24, 2012
If this was a kit, I'd open a new charge to buy it. Did you keep any record of the parts that went into it? Gorgeous rendition. I'm a huge Wright fan and this is amazing.. Great job.
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  September 7, 2010
is that minifig scale
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  October 8, 2009
I would say this beats Adam Tucker's if only for its size.
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  October 8, 2009
Jaw falling open looking at Falling Water. Been there as well and you nailed it my man, you nailed it. Sorry RH, if you're a chick.
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  August 11, 2009
One of Wright's best works perfectly captured. Thank you.
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  July 16, 2009
It's a beautiful house, and this is a beautiful rendition. :)
R H
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I like LEGOs.
  July 7, 2009
If that was a set,right when it came out,i'd buy it.
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  May 15, 2009
my dad is a big fan of wright good job!! ~CK#9
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  May 11, 2009
I WENT!It was sooo cool!There was so much detail and it amazes me that this is a 100 year old house!
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  March 4, 2009
I really hate this house, but It's beautiful! (I've the University Selection Exams -Spain- of Art History about this house and I failed) The replica is excellent and I love it.
R H
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connor brown
  February 26, 2009
EXELENT buton the L-shaped balcony in the front with the miniwaterfall needs to turn 90 degrees my right other than that little flaw it is a job well done!.
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  December 1, 2008
That's so cool.I'm goimg there on a Gifted Class Field Trip In Spring 2009.It's cool to see where I'm going in LEGO's.Can't Wait!
R H
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Dave Shaddix
  February 23, 2008
Somewhere, a little plastic architect just smiled. Amazing work!
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  February 23, 2008
This is a great creation, instantly recognizable from the main picture. You've got all the details down, it looks exactly like the house. My only complaint is the picture quality, this creation deserves better pictures.
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  February 23, 2008
so is this made for minifig size or is it micro scale but i really like it i've always wanted to live in a house like that.not all the time though :D
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  February 23, 2008
i have a lot of blue holographic bricks i bet i can make something like that
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  February 23, 2008
Does the roof leak? ;)....sorry, just fun'n Wright a little. Regardless, wonderfully done MOC and it looks amazingly life like with your pictures. Great job!
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  February 23, 2008
This is so cool I wish I had that much clear bricks cuz then I could make a water fall.
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  February 23, 2008
AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  September 28, 2007
aaaaaawwwwwsssssssooooooooooooom
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  June 10, 2007
I really recommend getting a better camera that can capture the greatness of this structure. I also suggest replacing the cover shot with an overall shot so more people know what this is from a glance. Great work
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  June 10, 2007
Wow, that is amazing. The waterfall looks so cool and the way you got overall sculpture of the house to fit into lego. It amazes me at some of the things you do R H. Fantastic job!
 
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