Architecture fans’ weekend trip includes Wrights’ Fallingwater and Kentuck Knob
January 25, 2011 (DURHAM, NC) – Responding to demand to repeat last year’s Frank Lloyd Wright / Fallingwater Architecture Tour, Triangle Modernist Houses and director George Smart have offered another weekend excursion for architecture enthusiasts: a trip to Frank Lloyd Wright’s world-famous Pennsylvania houses on April 23 and 24.
The tour’s highlight, according to most of the 27 people who participated last year, will be the Sunset Tour and private reception on Fallingwater’s famous Bridge. The Bridge overlooks the waterfall that inspired the name of the house originally commissioned by the Kaufmann family of Pittsburgh.
“There is no photograph, or video, or even a 3D model that does Fallingwater justice,” wrote one member of last year’s group at the TMH website. “You just have to be there. It is one of the most incredible places I have ever been. And the special reception they gave for us at sunset was a delightful ending to one of the world’s most storied houses.”
Once again, the tour will visit Wright’s nearby Kentuck Knob house and sculpture garden, which is still privately owned, and Robert Venturi’s dramatic Betty and Irving Abrams house with its ship’s wheel-inspired façade in Pittsburgh.
Tickets include round-trip direct air to Pittsburgh, private bus transportation while there, catered lunches, overnight hotel accommodations, and tour admissions. Architects receive self-reported CEU hours if arranged in advance with the AIA. Proceeds benefit TMH’s ongoing documentation, preservation, and promotion projects.
The TMH Frank Lloyd Wright / Fallingwater Tour marks the sixth Modernist architecture trip organized by Triangle Modernist Houses. Previous tours included New York City, Charlotte, Pittsburgh, and Washington, D.C.
For all details, including schedule and pricing, go to www.trianglemodernisthouses.com/flw.htm. At the time of this release, there were only nine seats available.
For more information on Triangle Modernist Houses, visit www.trianglemodernisthouses.com.
About Triangle Modernist Houses
Triangle Modernist Houses (TMH) is a 501C3 nonprofit established in 2007 to restoring and growing Modernist architecture in the Triangle. The award-winning website, now the largest educational and historical archive for Modernist residential design in America, continues to catalog, preserve, and advocate for North Carolina Modernism. TMH also hosts popular Modernist house tours several times a year, giving the public access to the Triangle’s most exciting residential architecture, past and present. These tours raise awareness and help preserve these “works of art” for future generations. Visit the website at www.trianglemodernisthouses.com. TMH also has an active community on Facebook.