Falling water- southwest Pennsylvania’s Admirable house

Oct 16, 2019

Falling water is a house designed in 1935 by famous American architect Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959). Constructed in 1936 and 1939, it was intended by Wright to reconsider the relationship between man, architecture, and nature. The house was designed as a personal residence and weekend home for the family of Pittsburgh agency store owner, Edgar J. Kaufmann, Sr. falling water is one of Wright’s most widely praised works and best, for example, his philosophy of organic architecture: the harmonious union of art and nature.


Falling water was constructing in 2 parts: the main house (5,330 sq.ft) and the guest house (1,700 sq.ft). It is middle around the fireplace, cut into by a rock which imports the waterfall physically inside. The natural atmosphere included throughout the house, such as the living room which includes steps that lead directly to the water down. This building, constructed on three levels, sits on a rock on a natural waterfall. The house includes in first-floor open living room, solid kitchen, and simple rooms, on the second floor, three small bedrooms and on Third floor Study and bedroom.

2.The interior:-

The interior of falling water remains true to Frank Lloyd Wright's vision as well, counting cantilevered desks, earth-toned built-in sofas, bright stone floors, and big casement windows which admit the outdoors to pour in. The hearth of the high stone fireplace is actually a stone on the hill, seemingly Mr. Kaufmann's favorite sunning spot earlier Falling water was built - the house was literally built everywhere it. From the Big Room, a set of stairs authorize you to walk down and stand on a small platform in the middle of the small river.

3. Falling water’s landscape:-

Falling water’s landscape has been changed completely by water and rock. Falling water’s landscape is "not designed but, they already nature’s had plenty of help. In the Kaufmanns' day, the woods around Falling water were beautified by many growers. Today, with a significantly smaller staff, the look is less controlled but perhaps more exciting.

4.House on the Waterfall:-

The Kaufmanns’ love for Bear Run’s rushing waterfalls stimulated their architect to imagine a residence placed—not as the Kaufmanns were expecting—across from the falls where they could be enjoyed from afar, but cantilevered directly over them. The waterfall had been the family's retreat for 15 years and when they commissioned Wright to design the house they picture in one's mind one across from the waterfall so that they could have it in their view. Instead, Wright joined the design of the house with the waterfall itself; locate it right on top of it to make it a part of the Kaufmanns' lives.

5.Initial furnishing and artwork:-

Wright didn’t only design falling water he also custom-designed its furniture. Around half of the furnishings were built into the house, which Wright said made them “incoherent purchases” That day, falling water is the only staying home designed by Wright that still has its original furniture and artwork.

6.Preservation of Falling water;-

Continued the great practice of monitoring and maintain Falling water for planned generations. Falling water is a composition of varied materials—stone, concrete, steel, glass, and wood—each suitable with qualities that famous what Wright called “organic architecture.

7. Falling water’s visitors:-

Falling water receives thousands of guests for visit per year. "Many guests tend to believe the site develop on its own," Arimoto-Mercer said, that "nature took over and, in its religious way, made everything beautiful." The cost of the house's restoration in 2001 was estimated to be $11.5 million. The final cost of this house was $155,000.