Usonian Houses

Usonian houses represent a distinct architectural concept developed by American architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Originating in the 1930s, the term “Usonian” is derived from an acronym for “United States of North America.” These homes were designed to be affordable and easily accessible for the average American. Characterized by their flat roofs, horizontal lines, and open floor plans, Usonian houses often feature natural materials like wood and stone, as well as innovative building techniques such as radiant floor heating. These designs aimed to create a harmonious blend of the building with its surrounding landscape, emphasizing Wright’s philosophy of organic architecture.