Frank Lloyd Wright. American System-Built Houses for The Richards Company project, (Plan oblique of model C3). 1915–1917

Frank Lloyd Wright American System-Built Houses for The Richards Company project, (Plan oblique of model C3) 1915–1917

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In 1911 Wright began to experiment with prefabrication in hundreds of drawings, culminating in the publication of American System-Built Houses. The plans in this folio illustrate different ways of configuring standardized building components that were to be precut in an off-site factory. His system incorporated built-in storage and work surfaces in the kitchens, which he conceived as part of the prefabricated whole. Despite a marketing campaign, there was little interest in the scheme, and very few of the proposed plans were realized.

Gallery label from Counter Space: Design and the Modern Kitchen, September 15, 2010–March 14, 2011.
11 x 8 1/2" (27.9 x 21.6 cm)
Gift of David Rockefeller, Jr. Fund, Ira Howard Levy Fund, and Jeffrey P. Klein Purchase Fund
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© 2019 Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Architecture and Design

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