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FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT “BROADACRE CITY: A NEW COMMUNITY PLAN” Architectural Record 1935. Filofteia – Cristina R ăbăgel MSP I 26 May 2010. FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT (1867-1959). “the architecture of American democracy” A social revolutionary

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frank lloyd wright broadacre city a new community plan architectural record 1935

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT“BROADACRE CITY: A NEW COMMUNITY PLAN”Architectural Record 1935

Filofteia – Cristina Răbăgel

MSP I

26 May 2010

frank lloyd wright 1867 1959
FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT(1867-1959)
  • “the architecture of American democracy”
  • A social revolutionary
  • His belief: a system of personal freedom and dignity through land ownership guaranteed social harmony and avoid the class struggle
  • Broadacre City (a social structure)presented at Rockefeller Center in 1935
broadacre city
BROADACRE CITY
  • A model of four square miles of a typical countryside developed on the acre as unit according to conditions in the temperate zone and accommodating around 1,400 families
the principles of broadacre city
THE PRINCIPLES OF BROADACRE CITY
  • Decentralization and redistribution
  • Symmetry with rhythm, no standardization
  • Architectural reintegration
  • Free use of the ground
  • Public utilities and government itself owned by the people of Broadacre City (the architect is the agent of the state)
  • Economic independence
the characteristics of broadacre city
THE CHARACTERISTICS OF BROADACRE CITY
  • Quality of the buildings is the same
  • Coordination wherein all are employed
  • All public utilities are concentrated in the hands of the county government
  • Materials used at constructions: fireproof materials, glass, copper
  • Every citizen has his own car
the components of broadacre city
THE COMPONENTS OF BROADACRE CITY
  • houses – 4 types; farms; factories; markets;
  • General park – a flowered meadow
  • Traffic – multiple-lane highways; no grade crossing; no signals or lamp-posts
  • Trains only for long-distance; aerator
  • Schools placed in the interior of the city; include art galleries, concert hall, gardens, zoo, pools and green playground.