The Falling water house was created for the Kaufmann family by American architect Frank Lloyd Wright in 1935 and finished in 1937. The house’s daring structure above a waterfall helped to resurrect Wright’s architectural career, and it became one of the most recognized buildings of the twentieth century.
A department store owner, Edgar J. Kaufmann, Sr., and his wife, Liliane, commissioned Wright to create a weekend hideaway on their property. The family had owned the property for 15 years, and when Wright was hired to build the house, they wanted it to be in front of the waterfall so they could enjoy it. However, they were taken aback when they discovered that Wright’s plans linked the house’s design with the waterfall itself, placing it directly on top of it so that it would become an integral part of the Kaufmanns’ lives.
In 1934, Kaufmann met Wright through his son, Edgar, who was a participant in Wright’s Taliesin Fellowship, a training program for architects and artists.
I think this house was particularly famous because Wright did not try to accommodate the terrain to the house , he made the house fit in the terrain.He adapted it to the environment surrounding it ,not the other way around.The materials selected by the architect to construct the house were as natural as possible, allowing the house’s exterior to blend in with its surroundings. Additionally, certain materials, like as rocks or wood, are local to the area, allowing the structure to blend in even more with its surroundings.
Contrary to what he thought, his career was not near the end.Some of his most important and famous work came after.