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by SDR
Sun Apr 18, 2021 10:36 am
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Topic: Mid-century modern home virtual tours
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Views: 9

Re: Mid-century modern home virtual tours

Excellent. One of the few positive effects of the pandemic has been the proliferation of virtual experience; the architecture world has taken advantage of this phenomenon, to our benefit.

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by SDR
Sat Apr 17, 2021 4:34 pm
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Topic: Alsop house news
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Views: 260

Re: Alsop house news

The plan as drawn provided for one bedroom to start, with a smaller space marked "Help or Sewing"; a future second bedroom and master suite were indicated. Clearly the house was built with that addition integrated into the plan; the childrens' bedrooms were now placed together, with a bath helpfully...
by SDR
Sat Apr 17, 2021 4:06 pm
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Topic: TRADEMARK: Taliesin
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Views: 101

Re: TRADEMARK: Taliesin

And . . . ba-da-boom. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talia_Shire

Love it !

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by SDR
Sat Apr 17, 2021 11:32 am
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Topic: Arthur Dyson Springville, California
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Views: 109

Re: Arthur Dyson Springville, California

What is most appalling about the Shaver Lake house must be the ceiling beams ending in mid-air (as it were). Following that, in both houses, is an apparent tin ear where scale-of-parts-to-whole is concerned. Finishes and furnishings can be blamed on owners or occupants, of course . . .

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by SDR
Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:20 pm
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Topic: Alsop house news
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Views: 260

Re: Alsop house news

Text from Monograph 7:

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W A Storrer's description of the commission:

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by SDR
Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:09 pm
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Topic: TRADEMARK: Taliesin
Replies: 4
Views: 101

Re: TRADEMARK: Taliesin

A nicely-presented story, in any event; all sides heard from, and a reasonable conclusion with no hard feelings ?

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by SDR
Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:05 pm
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Topic: Arthur Dyson Springville, California
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Views: 109

Re: Arthur Dyson Springville, California

Again and again we see, in work by "the others," why Wright was the master. Plusses in this house (for me) include a glass backsplash/window in the kitchen, a heavy wood rail atop an all-glass balustrade, and exposed-aggregate floors. Trees enclosed by a walkway outside a bedroom seem to have plenty...
by SDR
Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:15 pm
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Topic: Alsop house news
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Views: 260

Re: Alsop house news

I would like that. Here are images of the property, mostly from the Artstor file except where larger scans were available from print sources. https://library.artstor.org/#/search/Wright%20Alsop;page=1;size=48 http://sdrdesign.com/AlsopLandscape.jpg http://sdrdesign.com/AlsopPlan.jpg http://sdrdesign...
by SDR
Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:36 pm
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Topic: Harold Turner
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Re: Harold Turner

That would be wonderful. Have you managed to find (or make) photographs of many of the houses ? Have you been able to visit some of them ? When a house is listed for sale, Zillow is usually good source of images. But when a house is not on the market, availability of images is usually restricted to ...
by SDR
Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:32 pm
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Topic: Light variation
Replies: 14
Views: 338

Re: Light variation

The pole fixture at the Taliesin dining table:


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Richard Bowditch photo
by SDR
Wed Apr 14, 2021 6:26 pm
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Topic: Light variation
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Views: 338

Re: Light variation

When the center-pole light fixtures or lamps appear, these same three-sided light boxes, with projecting fingers, are arranged around a square-section pole. The fingers engage a fixed wooden square fastened to the pole; the thin secondary verticals have disappeared. Support and alignment of the boxe...
by SDR
Wed Apr 14, 2021 6:00 pm
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Topic: Light variation
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Views: 338

Re: Light variation

Thank you, Kevin; very helpful information. There are five drawings of related light fixtures in the files, under Hillside. All these drawings are dated 1933. The theater lights are generally as seen in photos; the light boxes project alternately in opposite directions from the vertical support, whi...
by SDR
Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:49 am
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Topic: Light variation
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Views: 338

Re: Light variation

Pfeiffer is helpful in his notes about the 1952 theater, in Monograph 8; he describes the work involved with the new roof and its unique fireproofing (to which he was a hands-on witness, apparently). The Artstor file is replete with many studies of the wall-to-roof connection. There is a page prepar...
by SDR
Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:27 pm
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Topic: Light variation
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Views: 338

Re: Light variation

Paul's question deserves an answer in depth. I'm not aware of a comprehensive history of the Hillside Theater. If the story has been told, with illustrations, I would be interested to see it. Perhaps Keiran Murphy has written on this; perhaps someone else has assembled the material.

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by SDR
Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:53 pm
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Topic: Hugo Avila's Wright Renders
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Re: Hugo Avila's Wright Renders

What you are showing there is a compilation of perf designs, not all to the same scale, which was assembled either by Palli Davis Holubar, whose work on the subject of the Usonian perfs led the way in this pursuit, or by our member Jay, who pursued the study in his own way, subsequently. What that i...