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I believe in God, only I spell it Nature – Frank Lloyd Wright’s Falling Waters

Falling Water or Kaufmann Residence is a house designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright in 1935 in western Pennsylvania, 69 km southeast of Pittsburgh. The home was built partly over a waterfall on Bear Run in the Mill Run section of Stewart Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, in the Laurel Highlands of the Allegheny Mountains. The house was designed as a weekend home for the family of Edgar J. Kaufmann, owner of a department store. It instantly became famous, and today it is a National Historic Landmark. It’s a house that doesn’t even appear to stand on solid ground,…

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The sun never knew how great it was until it struck the side of a building – Louis Kahn

This is an article of a series on the masters of Architecture. Louis Kahn was born in Pärnu, Estonia, on February 20, 1901. His family immigrated to the United States when Kahn was a child. Louis Kahn attended Philadelphia’s Central High School and the Public Industrial Art School. He later studied architecture at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was mentored by the French-born architect Paul Crete. Kahn received his degree in architecture in 1924 at the University of Pennsylvania and opened his own firm…

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Life is short. Let’s build stuff that matters – Ar. Sabeena Khanna

Architect Sabeena believes in Leonardo Da Vinci’s “Simplicity is the intimate sophistication”. Architectural inspiration came to her at an early age from her father, Ar. V.N Shah, who spearheaded Haryana and Himachal Pradesh for almost 20 years as Chief Architect. Sabeena Khanna travelled the length and breadth of these states with him and was fascinated to see new places and cultures, meet people and even visit construction sites. Little did she realize that by participating in daily discussions or travelling with her father, she was…

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