Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater In Half-Life 2

Half-Life 2 Fallingwater Map (Image property of OhGizmo)

By Andrew Liszewski

This is kind of creepy. Just last night I was watching Ken Burns’ excellent Frank Lloyd Wright documentary again and got to thinking that it would be cool if someone were to make a virtual version of the Kaufmann House since I’ve yet to have a chance to visit it in person. Lo and behold this morning I wake up to find a post in my RSS reader that someone has done exactly that using the Half-Life 2 Source engine.

Designed by architecture student ‘Kasperg’ the Fallingwater map is based on layouts, floorplans and over 250 interior and exterior photos of the house. If you don’t have Half-Life 2 installed the video we’ve included after the jump gives a good idea of the level of detail put into this map and if you do have HL2 installed make sure to download the actual map from the link provided.

[Kaufmann House HL2 Map] VIA [Kotaku]

10 thoughts on “Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater In Half-Life 2”

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  2. Sure,

    The path on your drive should look something like this with of course the [username] section reflecting your own Steam login name:

    \Program Files\Valve\Steam\SteamApps\[username]\half-life 2\hl2\maps

    The fallingwater.bsp file should go into this Maps folder. Then start up Half-Life 2, go into the console when the game is running and type ‘map fallingwater’ and it should automagically load the level.

  3. Just found this and reinstalled HL2 just to visit this map.

    I’ve been to fallingwater before and from what I remember this is as close a syou can get without going there.

  4. Beautifilly done! Like the previous comment said this is as close as you can get without being there. I was just there last weekend and it’s the most wonderful house and setting I’ve ever set foot in. Note: If you go, book the extended 2 hour tour. You’ll want every last minute of it.

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