Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterpiece of organic architecture, Fallingwater, was built for the Kaufmann family of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The home demonstrates Wright’s love of nature and expresses his desire to create harmony between manmade structures and the natural environment.
The home is integrated into the natural landscape in multiple ways. It uses local materials such as stone quarried on the site, flagstone floors, and extensive wood to echo natural forms and textures in the surrounding environment.
Fallingwater invited nature indoors. A boulder from the site anchors the hearth in the living room; another room surrounds a living, mature tree.
Perhaps most famously, Fallingwater straddles a natural waterfall that dramatically flows from underneath the home. Inspired by the multidirectional flow of the water, Wright created tiered spaces around the entire structure, with cascading terraces echoing the flow of the water.