Elements of Architectural Design: Expressive
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METAPHOR (Cont.)
America's most famous architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, used metaphor in architecture to portray harmony between technology and nature in his design for the Kaufmann House. Asked to design a house in the woods with a view of a waterfall, Wright chose to make the building a part of the natural landscape by situating the house on the waterfall and using stone and other natural materials from the surrounding riverbank in its construction. The Bear Run, Pennsylvania house known as Falling water is recognized throughout the world for the striking image of its waterfall cascading down walls of stone.