Frank Lloyd Wright's iconic Fallingwater is now an institute, and needed lodging for participants in its educational programs. They recently held a design competition to build six units that was won by British Columbia's Patkau Architects. Lynda Waggoner, director of Fallingwater says: "Fallingwater grew and still grows. We feel that the winning design by Patkau Architects will allow Fallingwater to grow by actively demonstrating the principles we espouse: good design in harmony with nature."
The jury is quoted in Bustler:
"In its subtlety, it is provocative and it carries forward the discourse about where architecture can move," the jury said of the winning design. "Its strength is not just in what is included, but in what is left out."
TreeHugger favourite Olson Kunding (our Best of Green architect last year) won third prize;
Quebec firm Saucier + Perrotte Architectes was a finalist.
See them all in Bustler.
Patkau is familiar to TreeHugger:
Fort York Visitors' Centre Competition Down to Final Four