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by SDR
Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:42 pm
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Topic: Usonian Dreams finally becoming reality
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Views: 65

Re: Usonian Dreams finally becoming reality

Wright accomplished his Usonian L-shaped plans with a long bedroom corridor. This economical little house has no corridors---a neat trick.

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by SDR
Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:17 pm
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Topic: Usonian Dreams finally becoming reality
Replies: 8
Views: 65

Re: Usonian Dreams finally becoming reality

Another roof might be shed, both wings sloping away from the deck. You'd get a nice sloping diagonal beam over the kitchen, for some drama. For more light, a clerestory row above the deck doors. Nothing particularly Wrightian about the house that I can see---but you could get closer with a two-level...
by SDR
Sun Jul 12, 2020 3:00 pm
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Topic: Usonian Dreams finally becoming reality
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Views: 65

Re: Usonian Dreams finally becoming reality

Very nice---and welcome back, John. This is a very nifty floor plan---sensible and pleasant. I see only two minor modifications that might be made to the plan. 1. The piece of wall to the right of the kitchen sink might be held to the extent of the base cabinet---and reduced from full height to coun...
by SDR
Sun Jul 12, 2020 12:26 am
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Topic: For sale: E. Fay Jones house in Fort Smith, AR
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Views: 73

Re: For sale: E. Fay Jones house in Fort Smith, AR

Don''t be fooled by the random-width boards that clad much of the interior of the Fort Smith house. While the random alternation of three widths of planks reminds one of the veneered-and-grooved sheets of 3/16" (now 1/8") plywood that were ubiquitous in America up to a surprisingly recent date, it i...
by SDR
Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:55 pm
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Topic: For sale: E. Fay Jones house in Fort Smith, AR
Replies: 5
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Re: For sale: E. Fay Jones house in Fort Smith, AR

Well---don't miss the better display of photos linked within that site: https://www.propertypanorama.com/8-Berry-Hill-Road-Fort-Smith-AR-72903 Hit pause (lower right) and cycle through the images at your own pace. Principles or not, the architect's dramatic and assertive essay on the post-and-beam i...
by SDR
Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:38 am
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Topic: For sale: Charles and Dorothy Manson house
Replies: 29
Views: 963

Re: For sale: Charles and Dorothy Manson house

Some new photos there: kitchen, bathroom, view of downslope end of house. Many would look with horror at Wright's brutally frank display of material in that original kitchen; this is what separates the faithful from the faint-hearted. Go, Frank ! Interesting comparison: Manson and Neils https://imag...
by SDR
Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:48 am
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Topic: Houses with Desert Masonry
Replies: 87
Views: 69521

Re: Houses with Desert Masonry

I note that what I wrote above contradicts what I posted on page one of the thread. I'll leave it to readers to decide for themselves whether masonry veneer is "valid"---and/or Wrightian---or not. It is clear that there are examples of stone and brick veneer in his work---and, god knows, in the work...
by SDR
Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:00 am
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Topic: FLW SOA - SOAT CLOSES JUNE 2020
Replies: 62
Views: 4061

Re: FLW SOA - SOAT CLOSES JUNE 2020

There is a curious tendency, noticeable in the media and among the younger generations (?), to equate all things Wright, including academic, publishing, and educational spheres, with Taliesin West---as though Taliesin in Wisconsin didn't exist or was barely relevant. Is this a recognizable phenomeno...
by SDR
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:54 am
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Topic: Dealing with visitors in this time of COVID
Replies: 12
Views: 268

Re: Dealing with visitors in this time of COVID

If it's published, it's public ? Hmm; sorry to hear that. Radio is a great source for up-to-date facts, and extended stories of subjects of interest (interviews with newly-published authors on current topics, for instance). You just have to know where on the dial to look . . . for listener-supported...
by SDR
Fri Jul 10, 2020 7:24 pm
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Topic: Houses with Desert Masonry
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Re: Houses with Desert Masonry

An estimable architect---Mr Wright, for instance---would criticize a design in which some of the parts were "real" while others were "fake." In his work the materials are chosen based on the work they must do and are allowed to show their faces "just as they are." If a wall is brick outside, it is b...
by SDR
Fri Jul 10, 2020 3:10 pm
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Topic: Neils House (Minneapolis, MN) is up for sale!
Replies: 57
Views: 20288

Re: Neils House (Minneapolis, MN) is up for sale!

Linoleum---that is different---possibly unique ? Is the floor wood frame, or a slab ? Storrer missed that trick. But he did inform his readers about other aspects of the design and the clients---and shows a side chair that's a near clone of one designed for the Hanna's dining room. http://sdrdesign....
by SDR
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:39 pm
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Topic: Book: Wallace Neff
Replies: 4
Views: 50

Re: Book: Wallace Neff

Not to be outdone, and after waiting a polite 10 years, Wright comes up with this : http://sdrdesign.com/FiberthinTitle.jpg http://sdrdesign.com/FiberthinView.jpg http://sdrdesign.com/FiberthinPlans.jpg http://sdrdesign.com/FiberthinText.jpg © The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives (The Museum o...
by SDR
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:46 pm
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Topic: Dealing with visitors in this time of COVID
Replies: 12
Views: 268

Re: Dealing with visitors in this time of COVID

Yup. The fantasy that this will be over soon is only making things worse, as it gives people a false optimism that leads to the worst behavior in the long run: premature renormalization. This pandemic syndrome has played out repeatedly through history. Too bad we're no longer interested in learning ...
by SDR
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:03 pm
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Topic: Neils House (Minneapolis, MN) is up for sale!
Replies: 57
Views: 20288

Re: Neils House (Minneapolis, MN) is up for sale!

I suppose it's possible; it sure is shiny and smooth. If so, that would be another variant to add to the list . . .

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by SDR
Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:55 pm
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Topic: Book: Wallace Neff
Replies: 4
Views: 50

Re: Book: Wallace Neff

A perfect subject for Architectural Digest---one of the more ironically-titled publications of the day ?

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