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by SDR
Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:04 pm
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Topic: Paul Rudolph Walker House
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Re: Paul Rudolph Walker House

A fair question. Rudolph was at Harvard in the 'forties, earning his masters there in '47. The paired columns, typically sandwiching an horizontal structural element, a bit of constructivism that I'd expect to find elsewhere in work by the Harvard Five---for a while, anyway, before their clients cou...
by SDR
Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:14 pm
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Topic: Sure, we can call anything "Frank Lloyd Wright"
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Re: Sure, we can call anything "Frank Lloyd Wright"

The use of visible steel floor framing in a way that, coincidentally or not, evokes the traditional beamed overhead, is so very rare as to be virtually non-existent. The effect might be wasted in this chilly domestic environment, but it is worth remembering, in hopes that a more engaging and sympath...
by SDR
Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:56 pm
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Topic: Armstrong House for sale
Replies: 14
Views: 246

Re: Armstrong House for sale

Thanks all. So, "anti-freeze" or radiator fluid, of a sort ? Makes sense; I wonder when that first occurred to someone . . .

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by SDR
Sun Sep 27, 2020 11:52 am
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Topic: Armstrong House for sale
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Views: 246

Re: Armstrong House for sale

Thanks, Mm. A little confused about the difference between Wright's "gravity" heat, and a hydronic system. I guess the "gravity" part is heat emanating from the floor, and hydronic is heated water vs. heated air. So, one refers to the location of the heat source, and the other is the means by which ...
by SDR
Sat Sep 26, 2020 8:50 pm
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Topic: Armstrong House for sale
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Views: 246

Re: Armstrong House for sale

So, does Gunning have gravity heat ? I've forgotten what we've been shown. If so, has it been a success in a central Ohio winter ? Another item spotted in the Zillow photos is a Schindleresque table lamp. It may have been inspired by a slightly more daring floor fixture Schindler designed for the Wo...
by SDR
Sat Sep 26, 2020 7:58 pm
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Topic: Armstrong House for sale
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Views: 246

Re: Armstrong House for sale

M M: This thread should answer the question about shifted grids. Armstrong may be the first house---but two commercial projects of 1929-30 preceded it. The real significance of the shift would be in the experienced space, I would think, though the graphic evidence as visible on the drawings and on t...
by SDR
Sat Sep 26, 2020 5:38 pm
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Topic: Armstrong House for sale
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Views: 246

Re: Armstrong House for sale

The section drawing indicates 2" heating pipes in sand---Wright ever the contextualist ! (Usonian heating pipes are usually shown laid on crushed rock.) http://sdrdesign.com/ArmstrongElevSect.jpg http://sdrdesign.com/ArmstrongPlanMono.jpg http://sdrdesign.com/ArmstrongViewA.jpg http://sdrdesign.com/...
by SDR
Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:38 am
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Topic: Armstrong House for sale
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Views: 246

Re: Armstrong House for sale

Here's another Armstrong house thread---with more Usonian-era floor plans than I believe can be found in any other Wright Chat thread: http://wrightchat.savewright.org/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=11725 In his Armstrong text W A Storrer writes, "Five thousand board feet of clear Philippine mahogany replaced ...
by SDR
Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:31 am
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Topic: Armstrong House for sale
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Views: 246

Re: Armstrong House for sale

Oh, boy . . . For ready reference, here's the Armstrong plan as it appears in Storrer's 1993 "FLW Companion." I don't believe we have a plan of the house as added to by John Howe. http://sdrdesign.com/ArmstrongWAS1.jpg http://sdrdesign.com/ArmstrongWAS2.jpg © 1993 William Allin Storrer (Another and ...
by SDR
Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:47 am
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Topic: FLW Music Stand
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Views: 1025

Re: FLW Music Stand

Are they mostly all alike ? Are there variations in the design ? I would expect maybe variety in the perforations . . .

I might call it "the armadillo"---for the hump-like form of the "roof."

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by SDR
Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:18 pm
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Topic: FLW Music Stand
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Re: FLW Music Stand

Douglas Steiner's notes on the Wright music stand are helpful; they raise further questions, however. When exactly was the first music stand constructed ? Were there two at Taliesin, one each in the residence living room and at the Hillside Playhouse ? Were they made of different materials---oak for...
by SDR
Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:25 pm
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Topic: Article: Wright Spirit Award for Frederick House owners
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Re: Article: Wright Spirit Award for Frederick House owners

May Eifler & Associates live long and prosper. The early 21st century is looking like a good time for the rescue and revival of Wright's work, under the auspices of preservation architects of this caliber. Of course Eifler and others have been doing good works for decades, now . . . but it's never t...
by SDR
Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:22 pm
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Topic: 'Cancel Culture' takes aim at Frank Lloyd Wright & Louis Sullivan
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Re: 'Cancel Culture' takes aim at Frank lloyd Wright & Louis Sullivan

Since when did it become okay to display art or design or craft work without identifying it and its makers ? Are there any grown-ups left at Dwell ? Sure, you can "like" it, or share it---but what is it ? Does the credit now belong to the "liker" or the sharer, rather than to the creator ?

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by SDR
Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:40 am
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Topic: Video: Turkel House gardens - Detroit, MI
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Re: Video: Turkel House gardens - Detroit, MI

Thank you, gentlemen ! Your little piece of Eden is seductive. Among many other delights, the color-matched terrace furnishings draw my attention. Can you show or describe the collection ?

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