Frank Lloyd Wright’s Organic Architecture

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Organic Architecture

Frank Lloyd Wright was one of the most influential architects of the twentieth century. In many of his works he strives for an “organic architecture,” where the building mirrors or blends with the environment where it is placed. Because of this, many of his buildings are site specific – meaning if they were moved to an alternate location they would no longer have the same appeal or carry the same meaning for viewers.

Perhaps the most well known example is Wright’s Falling Water: How does Falling Water mirror or blend with its environment? You should highlight the elements/principles of visual design and building materials selected for this building as well as Wright’s use of cantilevers, and explain how they create a connection between the building and nature.