I. G. Farben Offices
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Architect Peter Behrens
Location Frankfurt, Germany   map
Date 1920 to 1925   timeline
Building Type commercial offices
 Construction System brick masonry
Climate temperate
Style Dutch Expressionist Modern
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Discussion I. G. Farben Offices Commentary

"Built in 1920-25 the paint factory of the I.G. Farben Company features, in its administration building, a large hall around which offices are arranged, on the model of the Larkin Building by Frank Lloyd Wright. Peter Behrens' version is strongly marked by Dutch expressionism, turning the well of light into a very dynamic space both by the theatrical play of light and by the systematic use of slanting rafters which serve to disrupt the overall rectilinearity."

— Mitchell Beazley. The World Atlas of Architecture. p371.

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Mitchell Beazley. The World Atlas of Architecture. New York: Portland House, 1988. ISBN 0-517-66875-0. p371.

Bernhard Buderath. Peter Behrens, Umbautes Licht: Das Verwaltungsgebaude der Hoechst AG. Frankfurt am Main: Prestel, 1990. ISBN 3791310593. NA1088.B4P481 1990. interior photo of lobby, p4. exterior photo of tower and bridge, p4.

Kenneth Frampton. Modern Architecture 1851-1945. New York: Rizzoli International Publications, 1983. ISBN 0-8478-0506-9. LC 83-61363. NA642.F7 1983. ground floor plan, p228. perspective of entrance hall, p231. facade detail, p230. — Available at Amazon.com

Kevin Matthews. The Great Buildings Collection on CD-ROM. Artifice, 2001. ISBN 0-9667098-4-5.— Available at Amazon.com

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