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by DRN
Mon Sep 28, 2020 2:55 pm
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Topic: E Fay Jones houses
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Re: E Fay Jones houses

This is a link to the thread to which I attach most Fay Jones house items: http://wrightchat.savewright.org/viewtopic.php?t=2794 It has been the repository for houses for sale and other Jones house related items. In it are links or pictures to two of Jones' smaller commissions which reach the level ...
by DRN
Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:42 pm
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Topic: Armstrong House for sale
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Views: 280

Re: Armstrong House for sale

Hydronic heating is heated liquid in a circulating loop that imparts its heat to a mass or the interior air. There is hydronic radiant floor heating, hydronic baseboard convection, hydronic radiator convection. Radiant floor heating can be achieved with hydronic pipe loops, electric resistance coils...
by DRN
Sat Sep 26, 2020 6:33 pm
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Topic: Armstrong House for sale
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Re: Armstrong House for sale

This is a neat house on a very topographically challenging site, leading to a non formulaic plan type. The realtor pics of the house are very well done too. Howe added an informal family room beyond the kitchen and the sublime treehouse-like screen porch, both shown in the pics. He also added upper ...
by DRN
Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:18 pm
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Topic: Book: Car is Architecture - FLW's cars & motorcycle
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Views: 13919

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

From my reading of the history of Voisin in Automobile Quarterly Vol 13 No 4, a biography of André Lefebvre, Voisin and later Citroen's principal engineer, and Gabriel Voisin's autobiography, it would seem a great many aspects of Voisin cars were not standardized, and each was in many respects uniqu...
by DRN
Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:08 pm
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Topic: Book: Car is Architecture - FLW's cars & motorcycle
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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 DRN
Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:47 am
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Topic: Book: Car is Architecture - FLW's cars & motorcycle
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Re: Book: Car is Architecture - FLW's cars & motorcycle

According to the book Voiture Minimum: Le Corbusier and the Automobile , LC was friends with aviation pioneer/builder and later car maker Gabriel Voisin. Voisin funded the conceptual a city planning scheme by LC called the "Plan Voisin" much the same way EJ Kaufmann funded Wright's Broadacre City mo...
by DRN
Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:39 pm
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Topic: Book: Car is Architecture - FLW's cars & motorcycle
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Re: Book: Car is Architecture - FLW's cars & motorcycle

The image at the attached link is painting of a 1966 Toronado done in the manner of the great posters of the 1920’s and 1930’s, further tying the spirit of the Toronado to that of the Cord. https://arteauto.com/collections/alain-levesque/products/oldsmobile-toronado-gouache-on-board-by-alain-levesqu...
by DRN
Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:45 am
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Topic: Book: Car is Architecture - FLW's cars & motorcycle
Replies: 71
Views: 13919

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

I have the distinct memory from my early college years( ‘84-‘85 )of a friend from high school who drove a “hand me down” 1970 Toronado sweating the cost of the replacement of a torn CV boot. As much as I know about cars, I’m not sure if the CV boot and the axle seal noted in the article are one and ...
by DRN
Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:09 am
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Topic: Sources of Architectural Photography?
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Re: Sources of Architectural Photography?

https://www.nytimes.com/1964/05/28/archives/architectural-forum-dropped-house-and-home-magazine-sold.html Through EJKauffman’s retail advertising connections with TIME/ LIFE magazines, Wright was well published by TIME, LIFE, and their family of other magazines which included Architectural Forum and...
by DRN
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:54 am
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Topic: Book: Car is Architecture - FLW's cars & motorcycle
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Re: Book: Car is Architecture - FLW's cars & motorcycle

Many thanks SDR for sharing this great article in its entirety. The discussion of some of the details of Broadacre City’s roads and utilities were new to me. Concave roads with a center gutter and utility trench may look good, but having cars drift to the center with no barrier might be a bit risky....
by DRN
Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:22 am
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Topic: Book: Car is Architecture - FLW's cars & motorcycle
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Re: Book: Car is Architecture - FLW's cars & motorcycle

1:1. The instrument under development was a bench top integrator which was to interface with other bench top lab equipment HP produced, notably gas chromatographs. My father and HP were looking not just at physical appearance, but also how the object would fit into a lab setting, how it would be acc...
by DRN
Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:16 pm
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Topic: Book: Car is Architecture - FLW's cars & motorcycle
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Re: Book: Car is Architecture - FLW's cars & motorcycle

I recall my industrial designer father sculpting a clay model of a proposed Hewlett-Packard lab instrument over a 2x and plywood buck (core) in our garage one weekend in the 1970’s. I was mesmerized watching him shape it. I recall being amazed at the photos he showed me later after he had “dressed” ...
by DRN
Sun Sep 06, 2020 7:36 pm
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Topic: Book: Car is Architecture - FLW's cars & motorcycle
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Re: Book: Car is Architecture - FLW's cars & motorcycle

I look forward to hearing about FLLW and “Automobility” from the pages of Automobile Quarterly. A BDalton bookstore at the long gone Granite Run Mall in Media, PA, used to carry AQ when I was a kid...I bought the occasional copy or asked for one to be put away as a gift if an issue captured my inter...
by DRN
Fri Sep 04, 2020 5:18 pm
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Topic: Why no one designs houses like Frank Lloyd Wright today
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Re: Why no one designs houses like Frank Lloyd Wright today

Economics play into the situation as well. The cost of scratch building each and every component in a house is much higher now than it was pre-1960. Having had three pairs of operable and two pairs of stationery French doors made from scratch to replace the rotted originals, I can attest to why some...
by DRN
Fri Sep 04, 2020 4:39 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"

The DroneHub house may not be very Wrightian, but it isn’t bad for a large house. There are a lot of details that enliven the place.

Menomonie:
The snow day photos don’t help the monotony of it all....