Frank Lloyd Wright is regarded as one of the most influential architects. Throughout his long and successful career, Wright created several designs. One such architectural marvel is the iconic Fallingwater.
Recently, one of the video clips created by the person who goes by the name “This House” has gained immense popularity. It gives an in-depth look at the nature-inspired approach of the weekend home of the Kaufmanns, a prominent Pennsylvanian family.
Edgar and Liliane Kaufmann approached Wright to design their home in 1935. The original plan was to build the house under the waterfall. However, Wright made a decision to build the weekend retreat above it.
Nevertheless, they went with the decision of their trusted architect, and the construction began for the house on top of the waterfall, becoming a part of the cascades. The house is a fusion of Wright’s principles of organic architecture, which is beautifully integrated with the environment.
The house includes large windows, balconies, and terraces, which give a stunning view of the woods and the breathtaking waterfall. The interconnected space provides the place with a sense of unity. All the metal accents are painted brick red. At the same time, the stone walls were grooved so that the glass could seamlessly disappear into the stone, erasing any disruption.
Using several natural materials such as wood, stone, and glass gives Edgar Kaufmann’s Fallingwater home an organic feel. Frank Lloyd Wright even designed lighting fixtures, dining tables, and other furniture.
In 1963, Kaufmanns donated the house and the surrounding area to the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy. It is now a museum where several architectural fans flock from around the world to get a glimpse of the architectural masterpiece.