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by Tom
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:19 pm
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Topic: Bamboo ... and Wright of course
Replies: 7
Views: 88

Re: Bamboo ... and Wright of course

I'm going to a bamboo nursery next week to learn something about it. A couple of varieties like Vivax and Moso are 6" diameter and 65-75 ft tall. To contain bamboo I've learned one uses 24-36" wide roll of high density polyethylene buried in the ground surrounding the plants. They can't get out that...
by Tom
Mon Jul 13, 2020 7:24 pm
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Topic: Bamboo ... and Wright of course
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Views: 88

Bamboo ... and Wright of course

I've been considering bamboo recently. Trying to learn about it. Everyone I ask hates the stuff. So has any body here on Wright Chat had experience with bamboo. Then it ocuurred to me seeing how bamboo is Japanese and everything why wouldn't Wright have used it? I can't remember any example of the u...
by Tom
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:39 am
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Topic: Neils House (Minneapolis, MN) is up for sale!
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Re: Neils House (Minneapolis, MN) is up for sale!

The lights on the steps are in this link. It looks like the wood face on the risers might be a part of the work RG suggests also.
by Tom
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:50 pm
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Topic: Farnsworth House
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Views: 4165

Re: Farnsworth House

The first photograph with the woman walking down the stair ... doesn't the scale seem crazy big?
by Tom
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:42 pm
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Topic: Alofsin's "Wright and New York"
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Views: 494

Re: Alofsin's "Wright and New York"

Don't know how to post a link to a Podcast, but: Yale University Press Podcast has an interview with Alofsin about this book: episode # 76. It's a free download and very interesting. Mark Hertzberg sums it up succinctly and Alofsin's interview on this podcast fills it out even more. Evidently from t...
by Tom
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:42 pm
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Topic: Falling Water landscape drawings
Replies: 122
Views: 9945

Re: Falling Water landscape drawings

I ran into a discrepancy in dimensions which I want to iron out before I start posting drawings again. ... and this may take a little investigation and time. None of the drawings in the file or in the publications I'm working with match - each other and each often contains errors within themselves (...
by Tom
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:37 am
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Topic: Falling Water landscape drawings
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Views: 9945

Re: Falling Water landscape drawings

Structural drama is all over this building. The "deep dive" into these drawings has led to being aware of things I would not have otherwise seen. One of those is the concrete beam that supports the terrace of the third level. It's 46ft long extending from Mrs Kauffman's fireplace all the way across ...
by Tom
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:28 pm
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Topic: Falling Water landscape drawings
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Views: 9945

Re: Falling Water landscape drawings

From John Sergeant's book on Usonians, first paragraph of the Preface 1976: "... Edgar Kaufmann Sr., who commissioned "Falling Water," one of the world's most celebrated modern houses, destroyed all his Wright material before his death." Can anybody confirm that? I've never heard of this before (eve...
by Tom
Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:49 am
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Topic: Falling Water landscape drawings
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Views: 9945

Re: Falling Water landscape drawings

Thanks JimM. I'd forgotten all about that. For some reason I'm attracted to how that second level terrace is structured so this gives added incentive to investigate. I'm going to draw that out as far as I can as well. No competition in the drawing department for SDR of course but at least the inform...
by Tom
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:42 am
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Topic: Falling Water landscape drawings
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Views: 9945

Re: Falling Water landscape drawings

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by Tom
Sun Jun 21, 2020 4:31 pm
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Topic: New Look!
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Views: 683

Re: New Look!

Not alone.
Same here.
by Tom
Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:29 am
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Topic: Falling Water landscape drawings
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Views: 9945

Re: Falling Water landscape drawings

Pulled some old books off the shelves. The things I thought were seared permanently into my brain had dissolved and recomposed into fictions of memory. Let this be a lesson. Do thou NOT as I have done. So from the book: First, a moment is a force in rotation about a certain point. Example, say there...
by Tom
Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:18 am
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Topic: Falling Water landscape drawings
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Views: 9945

Re: Falling Water landscape drawings

Nor was I paying attention to the fact that steel in concrete is placed where tension occurs in the beam and not compression.

So if the main level balcony terrace at FW bends into a frown, and it does, then steel needs to be toward the top of those joists all the way across and not bent into a smile.