Stewart brand wrote admiringly about buildings that learn - where the function is relatively unspecified at the beginning, and in in which the occupants feel free to modify to their own use at the time, as it evolves. Falling water, as beautiful as it is, is the opposite. Everything is so tightly integrated - as here, the integrated spherical cubby cut in the slate wall for the pot on a crane near the hearth. Wright would have been right at home at Apple.
Falling water, above the driveway. Such an interesting and weird relationship with the site (and with "nature") -- at the same time sitting on top of a waterfall, integrating boulders in the fireplace and foundation, consuming slate and wood from nearby, and in this case, scrupulously avoiding one tree. More to think about.
1926 gas station.
Heading east today from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia. After going to falling water, skipped the highway go along rt 30/31, a major east/west route in the 1920s and 30s, and still home to some amazing roadside architecture.