Organic Architecture
Yunxi Han

In the history of architecture, emergent styles are often supported by new theories of form and function. This paper explores the development of organic architecture, a style that attempted to materialize the unwritten laws of nature. Organic Architecture integrates architecture and the natural environment. From appearance to function, from interior to exterior, the objective is to harmonize nature and culture. The renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright, considered the father of Organic Architecture, brought to life the concept of this school of building. In addition to providing a history of the style, this paper analyzes one of its most famous examples, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Falling Water, to show how the coordination of material and form developed a new style. This particular work, constructed on top of a waterfall in southwestern Pennsylvania, reflects almost all the typical qualities of an Organic Architecture.

Full Text: PDF     DOI: 10.15640/jea.v8n2a5