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by Rood
Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:05 pm
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Topic: Wright and Queen Elizabeth II
Replies: 7
Views: 225

Re: Wright and Queen Elizabeth II

Here's one branch of William Carey Wright's family tree ... courtesy of www.geni.com, but no Franks here. Mads Jacobsen Schytte his father → Jacob Clausen Schytte his father → Claus Peterson Schytte his father → Nonne Gunnar Aagensdatter his mother → Marianne Esbernsdatter Udsen her mother → Ebbe Vo...
by Rood
Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:52 pm
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Topic: Horse club and Sports complex?
Replies: 3
Views: 1472

Re: Horse club and Sports complex?

I have a Facebook friend who is a foreign architectural student needing inspiration in designing a "Horse club and sports complex." Did Mr. Wright ever design such buildings? Yes, but probably not specifically in line with your friend's needs. Nevertheless ... 1. The "Play Resort and Sports Club" f...
by Rood
Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:20 pm
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Topic: Taliesin West
Replies: 22
Views: 602

Re: Taliesin West

Thanks! Never suspected a door was there from photos shot from across the room... so the overhead trusses would be parallel to the door "header". Must have been a frequently used shortcut. Yes about the "header", but in my long experience at TW, few ever went out onto the small terrace at the west ...
by Rood
Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:05 pm
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Topic: Heaven can be found on Earth- T West 1946
Replies: 7
Views: 216

Re: Heaven can be found on Earth- T West 1946

:I dare say most every photo is reversed ... it's like seeing everything underwater.
by Rood
Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:07 pm
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Topic: Should there be a new social media closed group for Wright?
Replies: 86
Views: 3957

Re: Should there be a new social media closed group for Wright?

Where is Section 4 of the 25th Amendment when you need it.
by Rood
Sun Dec 13, 2020 9:37 pm
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Topic: https://alchemyarch.com/
Replies: 2
Views: 164

Re: https://alchemyarch.com/

Yes, Starkly simple, but there doesn't seem to be much their there.
by Rood
Fri Dec 11, 2020 1:36 pm
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Topic: Moy Hill (Taliesin 2020...hubris notwithstanding!)
Replies: 8
Views: 328

Re: Moy Hill (Taliesin 2020...hubris notwithstanding!)

Nice house, Jim. Where would it be located ? What does the name Moy Hill signify ? Tasty---very tasty. S Thanks, Stephen. Moy is a small village outside Inverness, Scotland and located alongside Loch Moy which has a small island with ruins dating to the origins of clan MacIntosh. I was lucky enough...
by Rood
Fri Dec 11, 2020 1:03 pm
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Topic: TAA project: Beaver Meadows Visitor Center, CO
Replies: 31
Views: 10259

Re:Designs for National Parks

Jeff Myers wrote:
Tue Jul 20, 2010 5:09 pm
Wasn't there a TAA Building at Yellowstone or another National Park?
Undoubtedly you are referring to the 1954 Restaurant and Delicatessen designed for Yosemite Park, California. Drawings are featured in Taschen: Wright ... 1943-59, p 362
by Rood
Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:08 pm
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Topic: Lecture: Robert McCarter - "The Space Within"
Replies: 27
Views: 1288

Re: Lecture: Robert McCarter - "The Space Within"

It's Marcel Breuer's St. Johns Abbey Church: Collegeville, Minnesota. Breuer also designed the campus, and built a church for the Annunciation Abbey, University of Mary, south of Bismark, North Dakota

https://saintjohnsabbey.org/church

www.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Mary
by Rood
Thu Oct 29, 2020 6:34 pm
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Topic: Lecture: Robert McCarter - "The Space Within"
Replies: 27
Views: 1288

Re: Lecture: Robert McCarter - "The Space Within"

An interesting lecture in a rather unlikely place ... Mississippi State University, in Starkville, Mississippi, a city of some 25,000 people ... and a town with a decidedly checkered history (see it's Wikipedia entry), but at the end of the lecture who knew which building was the last featured struc...
by Rood
Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:50 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"

Looking for more images of that drafting stool. The drafting table base makes perfect sense, its triangles adapted to the task at hand (as it were). The stool: not so much ? Was it someone's afterthought (or assignment), to make something related to the table base ? What is that T-shaped construct ...
by Rood
Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:47 pm
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Topic: Article: Why hasn't pre-fab home construction taken off?
Replies: 15
Views: 1187

Re: Article: Why hasn't pre-fab home construction taken off?

It seems that "prefab" these days is about modular construction with component like a room or bathroom or kitchen made in a factory and trucked to a site for assembly. This is, to me, a process that is flawed due to the transportation issues. Why not a system of posts and panels? I think Shindler h...
by Rood
Mon Oct 05, 2020 3:12 pm
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Topic: Book: Car is Architecture - FLW's cars & motorcycle
Replies: 75
Views: 18781

Re: Book: Car is Architecture - FLW's cars & motorcycle

Voisin's dealers demanded a mascot on the radiator, as all other luxury or sporting Grand Touring cars of the period had them. Gabriel Voisin, thinking it a ridiculous and unnecessary bauble, gave the dealers and customers a mascot, but designed it on his terms: it was light weight (scraps from the...
by Rood
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:49 am
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Topic: The Illinois 'Mile-High' Tower Architectural Model
Replies: 37
Views: 4976

Re: The Illinois 'Mile-High' Tower Architectural Model

Yes, the Illinois was "for Chicago", but to be fair to Mr. Wright, he intended his Mile High to be set in a one-mile-square park, his reasoning being squarely in line with decentralization. Rather than cluttering the landscape with buildings and streets covering every scrap of land ... it would be ...