Why I Became an Architect Summary: A summary of the passages from an article we read on the Frankfurt Kitchen.
Passages from Why I became an Architect by Margaret Schutte-Lihotsky was written and published by The University of Chicago Press in the West 86th, Vol. 18, No. 1 in 2011. The selected passages examine Lihotsky’s considerations when designing her most famous work, the Frankfurt Kitchen. Lihostky claims that the 10,000 kitchens produced with her design undoubtedly contributed to more women working and becoming financially stable on their own, while allowing more time for personal development and child rearing. She says her design follows from her own experience that in the near future women would have more equal working opportunities and that the rationalization of housework was necessary.