However you feel about open floor plans, you are the man of architecture: clearly a product of our time and everywhere. Much like the unfortunate hairstyle, they were also developed by a man for the supposed benefit of women who obviously didn’t bother to actually ask anything – particularly Frank Lloyd Wright (the floor plans, not the man bun). Open floor plans were a Main feature of the turn-of-the-century “prairie” -style houses for which he is best known, i.e. those wide, flat boxes that populate the Midwest like earwigs and hardees.
Wright, who believed that architecture could be a “powerful tool of social progress”, designed his open floor plans specifically with the liberation of women in mind. The woman at the head of the household couldn’t get stuck in the kitchen if the kitchen were also the living room and dining room. As design grew in popularity towards the end of the century, it was hoped that maybe, just maybe, the accessibility and space of an open kitchen would encourage this Family members who are not mom to help.
But Wright did not appear to have asked women for their contributions, instead women were denied access to their families, who definitely drove through the kitchen more often. not helping But to make even more mess, mom will have to spend more time cleaning up. She can’t even close the door to hide the mess until she feels like taking care of it. Wright’s heart was in the right place, but his head was likely distracted by a stained glass. To be fair, it was illegal then to ask a woman for her opinion.
Ironically, open floor plans are still a very gender trait, but they aren’t women who crave them. In modern times, they were popularized by HGTV shows that wanted it appeal to men who like to watch the great walls being knocked down with the heavy hammers.
Was that always what it was about? It was, wasn’t it?
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