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Johnson Wax administration building & research tower : Racine, Wisconsin, 1936, 1944 : Frank Lloyd Wright.

By: Material type: TextTextSeries: Architecture in detailPublication details: London : Phaidon, 1998.ISBN:
  • 0714832820
Subject(s): DDC classification:
  • 725.23097759609043 21
Summary: Frank Lloyd Wright's innovative streamlined brick and glass Administration Building and Research Tower, built for the company of S. C. Johnson & Son, are landmarks in the history of both American architecture and in building for the working environment. The Administration Building, designed during the Depression, was a beacon of holistic office architecture design. Wright was responsible for conceiving everything from the innovative structural system to the furniture. The phenomenal success of the building led S. C. Johnson to employ Wright again to design the striking Research Tower. This remarkable addition, planned to house the laboratories for industrial research and product development, was the tallest building Wright had built to that date.
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Frank Lloyd Wright's innovative streamlined brick and glass Administration Building and Research Tower, built for the company of S. C. Johnson & Son, are landmarks in the history of both American architecture and in building for the working environment. The Administration Building, designed during the Depression, was a beacon of holistic office architecture design. Wright was responsible for conceiving everything from the innovative structural system to the furniture. The phenomenal success of the building led S. C. Johnson to employ Wright again to design the striking Research Tower. This remarkable addition, planned to house the laboratories for industrial research and product development, was the tallest building Wright had built to that date.