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.

American System-Built Houses on the Burnham Block, Milwaukee, Wisconsin