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Ken Goldberg, Karl Bohringer, flw

Ken Goldberg

Born 1961, Ibadan, Nigeria

Lives in San Francisco

Karl Bohringer

Born 1965, Freudenstadt, Germany

Lives in Seattle, Washington

flw, 1996

Silicon, microscope, Scanning Electron Microscope microphotograph

Courtesy of the artists and Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco


By recreating, in silicon, Frank Lloyd Wright’s world-famous house Fallingwater at 1/1 millionth scale, Goldberg and Bohringer have created something that is no longer a mere diminutive model of the original, but is, in fact, equally heroic in its radically tiny scale.


Why Fallingwater? With its astounding cantilevered elements—horizontal structures for distributing force—Fallingwater is one of the masterpieces of twentieth-century American architecture. Cantilevers are also used in nano technology to measure the forces of miniature devices made from silicon.


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Taken on August 13, 2006