18/12/16

Brochure Prints for the American System-Built Houses for The Richards Company


Brochure Prints for the American System-Built Houses for The Richards Company.
1915-1917
Architect: Frank Lloyd Wright


The American System-Built Houses for The Richards Company were low cost housing designed by Frank Lloyd Wright during the 1910s. There were standardized projects (although they were not prefabricated because all the elements were built on the construction site) and the client had the possibility to choose between seven elements of different housing. Most of the housing were built in the historical district of Chicago, Wisconsin and Milwaukee. The drawings exposed here were given to the potential buyers of the houses and were used to choose between the different typology studies. The aesthetic of the drawings are based on woodblock Japanese prints and they reflect the interest of the architect on the Japanese Art and Illustration.

Las Sistemas de Casas Americanas para la Compañía Richards fueron casas de bajo coste diseñadas por Frank Lloyd Wright durante la década de 1910. Eran proyectos estandarizados (aunque no prefabricados ya que todos los elementos eran construidos in-situ) y el cliente tenía la posibilidad de elegir entre siete modelos de vivienda diferentes. Muchas de las viviendas fueron construidas en los distritos históricos de Chicago, Milwaukee, o Wisconsin. Los dibujos mostrados aquí eran los que recibían los potenciales compradores de estas viviendas y servían para poder elegir entre varias tipologías diferentes. La estética del dibujo está basada en las impresiones japonesas realizadas en bloques de madera y reflejan el interés que tenía el propio arquitecto en el arte e ilustración japonés.








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