Prefabricated technologies of Frank Lloyd wright’s concrete residences – Textile Block System  

Przemysław Bigaj

Abstrakt

Used at the close of the first quarter of the 20th century, the system of erecting buildings from prefabricated elements (so-called “textile block system”) was one of the most distinct and original systems in its idea of architectonic technology based on the rules of standardization and modularity. Particular attention should be paid to the way in which the architect treated the texture of the concrete, making it a very important element of aesthetic expression of a building form. This paper tries to bring us closer to F.L. Wright’s pioneering contribution in the aesthetic development and dissemination of prefabricated technologies of concrete for the needs of housing architecture.

Słowa kluczowe: Frank Lloyd Wright, textile block system, architectural concrete, aesthetic of concrete, texture of concrete, concrete blocks