iPhone / iPad App for Frank Lloyd Wright's "Fallingwater"
The next release in the Planet Architecture Series is one of the most well known architectural houses worldwide ever built. America's most famous architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, designed Fallingwater for his clients, the Kaufman family. Today it is considered a National Historic Landmark and visited by over hundred thousand people every year.
T-sign Studios is honored to be part of this project and produced the app together with Planet Architecture. There are over 200 images, 360 VR Panoramas and 20 min of exclusive Video inside the app and it's available in the iTunes stores.
The iconic image of Fallingwater, recognizable throughout the world, is of the house dramatically perched above a waterfall. This waterfall was a focal point of the Kaufmann’s activities and they indicated to Wright their desire to locate the house near it. Much to their surprise, Wright designed the house to rise above the waterfall, rather than face it. Wright told the Kaufmanns that he wanted them to live with the waterfall and to make it a part of their everyday life.
Fallingwater, perhaps better than any single work, exemplifies Wright’s concept of organic architecture: the harmonious union of architecture and nature. Here, Wright unites the building with its site through the use of sandstone quarried on the property, concrete ‘trays’ which mimic the cantilevered waterfall, and the continuity of indoor/outdoor spaces.
In 1963, Edgar Kaufmann Jr. entrusted Fallingwater (the house, its contents, and grounds) to the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1976. And in 1991, members of the American Institute of Architects named Fallingwater the “Best all-time work of American architecture.” Today, Fallingwater is recognized as a masterpiece of one of the greatest architects working at the height of his career.