Fallingwater Releases a Virtual Tour for Mobile Devices

Wed, Feb 8th 2012, 13:40. Filed under News Releases.

Fallingwater has released an interactive app designed for iPad, iPhone, and Android devices that lets users view rare and new multimedia content about Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterpiece.

“We are delighted with the new Fallingwater app. We think users will find it a fascinating way to explore Fallingwater and delve into its remarkable history,” said Lynda Waggoner, director of Fallingwater and vice president of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy.

Features of the app include a user-friendly and interactive interface, over 275 color photographs taken in all four seasons, 17 virtual reality panoramas of the exterior and interior of the house that allow 360 degree panning in all directions, 25 minutes of video of the house and a collection of archival drawings including the exterior and floor plan renderings from the Frank Lloyd Wright Archives.
In one video feature, users can visit each room while Waggoner explains the special architectural details. Also, Richard Cleary, noted Wright scholar, provides an in-depth historical perspective of Fallingwater in a video interview.
The app was created by in-D media, a multimedia company that specializes in producing interactive tours and documentary films on contemporary and modern architecture. The photos and the documentary video were taken by Tim Sakamoto from in-D media.

The app was recently recognized for its cutting edge creativity with a Favorite Website Award, a prestigious internet award program established in 2000.

The app is compatible with iPads (1 and 2), iPhones (3GS, 4 and 4S), iPod touch (3rd and 4th generation) and Android mobile phones. The iPad and Android tablet app is $9.99; the iPhone and Android phone app is $4.99. The app is available for download at the www.planetarchitecture.com website and through iTunes. To view a demonstration video of the app visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCQ5aFqGnDU.

A screenshot for media use has been made available at: http://goo.gl/TbK9l


About the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy:
The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) enhances the region’s quality of life by protecting and restoring exceptional places. A private nonprofit conservation organization founded in 1932, WPC has helped to establish ten state parks, conserved more than 232,000 acres of natural lands and protected or restored more than 1,500 miles of rivers and streams. The Conservancy owns and operates Fallingwater, which symbolizes people living in harmony with nature. In addition, WPC enriches our region’s cities and towns through 140 community gardens and greenspaces that are planted with the help of 13,000 volunteers. The work of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is accomplished through the support of more than 11,000 members. For more information, visit WaterLandLife.org.

Media contact:
Eric Sloss
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
(412) 586-2358