The SC Johnson administrative building was Frank Lloyd Wright’s corporate masterpiece. What does it feel like? Subscribe and turn on notifications 🔔 so you don't miss any videos: 🤍goo.gl/0bsAjO SC Johnson’s Administrative Building and Research Tower in Racine, Wisconsin, have become legendary as corporate headquarters buildings. The Administrative Building’s Great Workroom is a stunning example of architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s unique approach to office design. But what did it really feel like? Vox’s Phil Edwards visited the HQ to find out — and try actually working there. He also visited the Hardy House, an earlier Wright design that features many of the same Wright signatures found in the SC Johnson building, from custom designed furniture to ideas about compression and expansion. Watch the video to see what it really feels like to work in such a space. Further Reading: 🤍🤍amazon.com/Frank-Lloyd-Wright-Johnson-Buildings/dp/048642748X Jonathan Lipman’s book about Sc Johnson is one of the best-sourced and most comprehensive books about the building’s history. 🤍🤍amazon.com/Frank-Lloyd-Wrights-Hardy-House/dp/0764937618 Mark Hertzberg’s exhaustive knowledge of the Hardy House — and his experiencing photographing it — is evident in his book about the building. His blog, Wright in Racine (🤍wrightinracine.wordpress.com/) also has great facts and stories about Wright’s work. 🤍🤍scjohnson.com/en/interacting-with-sc-johnson/tours-and-architecture/tours-and-films/youre-always-welcome-for-tours SC Johnson provides free tours of the Administrative Building as well as of Wingspread, a nearby home that Wright also designed. Make sure you never miss behind the scenes content in the Vox Video newsletter, sign up here: 🤍vox.com/video-newsletter Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out 🤍🤍vox.com Support Vox's reporting with a one-time or recurring contribution: 🤍vox.com/contribute-now Shop the Vox merch store: 🤍vox.com/store Watch our full video catalog: 🤍goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: 🤍facebook.com/vox Follow Vox on Twitter: 🤍twitter.com/voxdotcom Follow Vox on TikTok: 🤍tiktok.com/🤍voxdotcom
I was so confused I got that iPhone temp warning. I just bought my new iPhone and my first one at that. Took me a good five minutes before I realized its on the vid 😂
I already work in the best office…my home, no commute, no other people, no forced fun and not pointless conversations
Waste of money.. office inside home say garage..
Looks like an area youd stumble on in Control
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The "Open Office" is only good for certain types of employees. I would crumble in one. Love my cube. Can put in one of my headphone buds and get work done, but still am able to answer questions when people come by and need to talk. Too much interaction when not needed is too much of a distraction (and too stressful) for introverted people
The office from Texhnolyze was inspired by this
I could watch five minutes about this gold elevator that looks like it could fit one small man.
An open floor plan filled with people presents a different set of issues.
no matter how good your office would be, you still got frustrated if you are an architect!
Seems like Vox didn’t have the budget for the real Tom Scot 😅
That place was roughly 40 years ahead of it’s time as many key architectural elements within it wouldn’t become more common in commercial buildings such as shopping malls, hotels and offices until the 1980s! :)
I see them like mushrooms than lily pod
the real sc J was the friends we made along the way
This is like a company in a steampunk movie.
This just felt like the most elabraote way of telling people, "hey, stop working from home and return to your office"
This is capitalistic worship.
I miss post covid life when we were all working everyday together. I feel like a lot of people (architects mostly) missed the true meaning of this video, which is, you can be in the most beautiful room but I’m you are alone is doesn’t feel the same. Human experience is best when it’s shared.
You missed it. The two biggest misses; you compared it to today and you were by yourself WITH a laptop. Not fair. When it was built, I can imagine it to produce inspiration and collaboration. You are affected by comparative options at the time. This beat every other office you would have ever known at the time. There was no technology allowing collaboration like we have now. An open office with no closed doors would have invited that. An office full of people without the ability to hide behind a computer vs you by yourself with a laptop? Come on, man. Have some vision! Just like Frank. 😊