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by Matt
Fri Dec 28, 2018 3:22 pm
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Topic: Article: MCM in West Vancouver, Canada
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Not familiar with this one at all. Fun to discover a new treat. That is some very precise masonry. The color scheme has a whiff of Olgivana about it. Are those steal windows? Did Wright use them often?
by Matt
Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:03 pm
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Topic: Affordable Wright Inspired midcentury
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My other quibble is with the brick corners not cut to angle, but that would have been a tricky job.
What should be done with the plaster-board walls?
And who is the mystery architect?
by Matt
Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:27 pm
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Topic: Affordable Wright Inspired midcentury
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Quite interesting. The architect clearly "got it" in terms of Usonian style. And terrazo floors throughout ain't cheap. The vertical boards didn't jump out at me so much as the oddly angular fireplace. This may have been an instance where observing the grid results in some odd and severe angles. My ...
by Matt
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:40 am
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Topic: Lake Tahoe Summer Colony
Replies: 147
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I'm curious about your approach. With Sketchup you can build a model from plans and elevations, but you can also take a photo or drawing of a building and reverse-engineer a 3D version of the 2D image. So it would be possible to create a model just from the perspective drawing and perhaps compare th...
by Matt
Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:47 am
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Topic: For sale: Home by apprentice Dennis Blair - Long Grove, IL
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Was the Lockhard design built? It's terrific.
by Matt
Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:18 pm
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Topic: KPIX S.F. 1953 Dr. Lloyd Luckmam interview with Wright
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I believe there were some interviews done for Voice of America as well. I am not sure if any interviewer of the time really knew what they had on their hands. I wish just one would have asked him to describe his design process in detail.
by Matt
Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:15 pm
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Topic: Lake Tahoe Summer Colony
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What's interesting to me about this discussion of Rand is that we have this great presentation drawing and not a whole lot else. Where presentation drawings of half- or 3/4-baked schemes typically done? I'd have thought you'd only go to a perspective if a solid plan and elevation had been worked out.
by Matt
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:38 am
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Topic: KPIX S.F. 1953 Dr. Lloyd Luckmam interview with Wright
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In all the analysis of Wright's life, has anyone put together an authoritative list of his media appearances?

I believe there is perhaps a lot of unknown material out there, especially audio used for various radio interviews.
by Matt
Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:32 pm
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Topic: Lake Tahoe Summer Colony
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RE Metal, I have some drawings that provide more info on floor plan arrangements, but I don't know if they ever went to construction docs. That would be fascinating to see. I think the Rand design owes more to the Noble apartment project than the metal houses. The Foreman project...of Wa D.C. I beli...
by Matt
Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:29 am
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Topic: Lake Tahoe Summer Colony
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I've always liked the chord the Rand drawing strikes. It's the sort of design...in his Fallingwater mode...that makes me want to crawl all over the structure. I could not find much in terms of alternate elevations and just some sketches of plans so it doesn't appear to have been thoroughly thought o...
by Matt
Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:25 am
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Topic: The Heritage-Henredon furniture
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No little triangle tables included. Were these tables always sold with the smaller tables or were the smaller tables a separate add-on item?
by Matt
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:19 am
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Topic: Lake Tahoe Summer Colony
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Rod, can you ID Wright's hand in various drawings? I assume the more sketchy drawings are his and that he would assign an apprentice to clean them up.
by Matt
Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:12 am
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Topic: Farnsworth House
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Views: 5200

You could also make an argument that traditional Japanese architecture was a source of inspiration for Mies and for many mid-century architects who favored a post and panel design scheme.
by Matt
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:54 am
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Topic: Erdman Prefabs
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How pre-fab'd were these homes? What elements were made in some factory and just put together on the site? It is strange that Wright never embraced more prefab possibilities akin to Schindler's post and panel system which made all kinds of sense to me. Wright could have had his army of apprentices b...
by Matt
Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:49 pm
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Topic: House in Berkeley, CA
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The kitchen and baths look very sleek and well done. The rest feels chaotic to me. Not a huge fan of angled beams. The living room fireplace is nice, but I can't imagine feeling cozy with three stories of airspace overhead. I think they picked too dark a stain for the wood.