Various architectural designs for both homes and skyscrapers have emerged in the recent future. The best designs ever made are all the believed to be made by the best of the architects. These architects are considered as architectural geniuses due to the nature of their designs. Frank Lloyd Wright was such one architect who is renowned for a number of architectural designs. The best of the designs seen include the Fallingwater house build in Pennsylvania. This design incorporates a modern homely design that was established in 1936 and is one of the greatest residential masterpieces. Designed as a weekend home for the Kaufmann’s family, much expertise was invested in the design. The second house is the Schröder-Schräder House, designed by Gerrit Rietveld. The house was built for Truu Schröder-Schräder, as a residential home in 1922- 1924.
Rietveld Schröder House
The first similarity between the house designs is the general architecture form. Both houses incorporated a block form at one point ignoring the normal roofing system of the usual residential designs. These two houses also incorporated the use of the concrete in reinforcing their balconies. Another similarity was the use of conspicuous windows all over.
The differences were quite many. First, the house setting is completely different. Fallingwater house is built in a wilderness of natural forests while the Schröder-Schräder’s house is built in a normal residential setting. The surrounding space is also a major difference since the latter is built on a small compound while the Fallingwater house is amidst 5000 acres of natural green forests. The incorporation of the waterfall and other natural scenarios in the Fallingwater house makes it unique. The Schröder-Schräder’s house too was different in that it majorly avoided the use of the walls inside. It used more of sliding and rotating panels. Each of the houses was unique. It had a factor that was absent in majority of other designs. These are some of the best residential designs ever made. The Fallingwater house design also incorporated Japanese Architectural expertise.
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