Who would be my favourite architect?
I think one of those at the top of my list would have to be Frank Lloyd Wright. I’m not an historian so I’m not going to give facts and figures about the man as there are plenty of books on the subject.
However I do like most of his work. Fallingwater is an exceptionally lovely building and critically acclaimed by more knowledgeable people than myself. Externally the setting is, I think, what makes it stand out. It would probably hold its own in most settings but due to its relationship with the water and surrounding environment it is a head turner. The use of contrasting materials of natural stone and cantilevered concrete was used in a way that was ahead of its time.
Frank Lloyd Wright created his own style, designing residential properties with low pitched roofs and wide eaves known as the ‘Prairie School’
It is interesting to note that Frank Lloyd Wright produced a vast amount of work in his later years and he has become one of the most celebrated architects of the 20th Century.
To me, what makes a lot of his work exceptional is that it can transcend time. A Frank Lloyd design could still be built today and not look out of place.