Search found 1158 matches

by Rood
Sun Jul 12, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts
Topic: Usonian Dreams finally becoming reality
Replies: 17
Views: 228

Re: Usonian Dreams finally becoming reality

Interesting little cottage. When you say the location will be Northern Ontario ...how far north do you mean ...Moosonee, Fort Albany, Winisk, or even Fort Severn, or perhaps a bit farther south?... Like, say, Kapuskasing or Pickle Crow? Whatever the case, my first question is .... Other than a pelle...
by Rood
Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts
Topic: FLW SOA - SOAT CLOSES JUNE 2020
Replies: 62
Views: 4108

Re: FLW SOA - SOAT CLOSES JUNE 2020

‘There’s a Real Climate of Fear’: Students and Former Staff Speak Out About the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation’s CEO David The truth eventually comes out. Now we know where the problem started. The FLWF Board knew about the problem and chose to ignore it hoping it would improve. 20 people fired or d...
by Rood
Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts
Topic: Video: Garden Room at Taliesin West
Replies: 27
Views: 1139

Re: Video: Garden Room at Taliesin West

DavidC wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:35 pm
The Red Roof shelter - (7:54) David
Designed by apprentice Thomas (Frederick)Bingham (1947-2007). In residence from 1968 to 1971

https://obits.gazette.com/obituaries/ga ... d=86639653
by Rood
Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts
Topic: For sale: Charles and Dorothy Manson house
Replies: 29
Views: 1023

Re: For sale: Charles and Dorothy Manson house

The Taliesin product---the drawings, and the building they represent---are exceptional in so many ways . . . http://sdrdesign.com/MansonMono1.jpg Yes, the top perspective was undoubtedly drawn by Howe, or most likely by an apprentice, but ALL of the trees and shrubbery were quickly sketched in by F...
by Rood
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts
Topic: Video: Tour of Taliesin - Spring Green, WI
Replies: 38
Views: 1621

Re: Video: Tour of Taliesin - Spring Green, WI

Tour of the Davison Apartment - (11:18) David Rather disappointed in the Davison apartment "tour". Can't understand why it was rushed, though work wasn't finished ... and one room was passed by, completely, because it was piled high with furniture ... furniture that might have made the appearance o...
by Rood
Sat Jun 20, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts
Topic: Video: Garden Room at Taliesin West
Replies: 27
Views: 1139

Re: Video: Garden Room at Taliesin West

God help us. The Christmas lights on the ceiling of the Cabaret Theatre look as though they were put there by a drunken sailor.
by Rood
Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts
Topic: Falling Water landscape drawings
Replies: 122
Views: 9945

Re: Falling Water landscape drawings

Wes and Mendel weren't the only ones sometimes in the hot seat concerning structural design. One day at the entrance to the Hillside Draughting Room, Wes and I were chatting about something or other ... when he suddenly lit into Mr.Wright's structural understanding of "wood". He didn't go into much ...
by Rood
Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts
Topic: Lautner's Sheats-Goldstein & Concannon Residences
Replies: 17
Views: 4821

Re: Lautner's Sheats-Goldstein & Concannon Residences

While that message from Sullivan meshes nicely with, and leads to, his admonition that "form follows function" . . . it wouldn't surprise me at all to find that the idea that the solution to a problem is inherent is probably ancient. I am no scholar of the classics and cannot cite an example---but ...
by Rood
Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts
Topic: Lautner's Sheats-Goldstein & Concannon Residences
Replies: 17
Views: 4821

Re:

.Considering these circumstances, I suggested to Jim that the new structure necessary to build his court would allow for a home office to be built underneath it. Since then, other programmatic requirements have organicaly arisen over time and they have been incorporated. The designs have been insti...
by Rood
Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts
Topic: Sure, we can call anything "Frank Lloyd Wright"
Replies: 1496
Views: 325022

Re: Sure, we can call anything "Frank Lloyd Wright"

Aha---so they are. Three piers. What would Wright do ? The obvious---for him: bring the glass to the piers, float the doors within the openings, and the piers appear both inside and out. That's what you're thinking ? The piers (assuming they're vital) would have their axes countering the plane of t...
by Rood
Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts
Topic: Video: Walter House "Cedar Rock - Quasqueton, IA
Replies: 13
Views: 379

Re: Video: Walter House "Cedar Rock - Quasqueton, IA

Never heard of the Glass House before. Could kick myself for not buying the Taschen volumes when they were affordable. Can't make out the note about the steel mullions between the panels. Would love to see a construction detail where the mullions meet the roof. One item I've not seen mentioned is t...
by Rood
Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts
Topic: Sure, we can call anything "Frank Lloyd Wright"
Replies: 1496
Views: 325022

Re: Sure, we can call anything "Frank Lloyd Wright"

More than good, I'd say; it's just about perfect. One fault can be seen in photo 12: between the two pairs of sliders is a foot or more of solid wall, roughly opposite the chimney mass. That piece of solid works to sap the strength of that important opening. Wright would have made this wide opening...
by Rood
Sun Jun 14, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts
Topic: Video: Drone-view of FLW Historic District - Oak Park, IL
Replies: 5
Views: 209

Re: Video: Drone-view of FLW Historic District - Oak Park, IL

I live in the direct path of the cop copters, which fly in groups of 3 way too low. Copters of all kinds, along with commercial planes from every direction, fly over my house, on a daily basis, but the real challenge is becoming accustomed to the noise of F-35A fighters ... headed to and from the B...
by Rood
Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts
Topic: School of Architecture at Taliesin is moving
Replies: 9
Views: 361

Re: School of Architecture at Taliesin is moving

Per Google, Cordes Lakes, an exurb, seems to be sneaking up on Arcosanti from the south. T-West started out several miles north of Scottsdale, and is now in the southern half of the city; do you suppose the same fate awaits Arcosanti? SDR, according to Wikipedia, Cosanti was Soleri's residence, whi...
by Rood
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts
Topic: School of Architecture at Taliesin is moving
Replies: 9
Views: 361

Re: School of Architecture at Taliesin is moving

Poetic justice of a sort ? In any event, it's time we all caught up with the man and the place. For instance---Soleri died seven years and two months ago today, in Paradise Valley. Born in Turin, 100 years and 352 days ago. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paolo_Soleri S You live long enough ... and y...