5/27/10

Fallingwater Cottages

On the heels of their twelfth Governor General's Award, Patkau Architects have won a competition to design Fallingwater Institute cottages, nearby Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater and not to far from his Kentuck Knob house. Their competition was formidable - Marlon Blackwell, Wendell Burnette, MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple, Olson Kundig, and Saucier + Perrotte.

Their design is without question, hands-down a leader. Its is ephemeral yet grounded(obviously) and voluptuous, if I may use that word to describe architecture. And they put turkeys in their renderings - pretty hard to top!

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