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by KevinW
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:22 pm
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Topic: Symmetry and asymmetry
Replies: 27
Views: 924

Instead of symmetry, wouldn't this be more of a discussion of massing and proportions?
by KevinW
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:19 pm
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Topic: Prairie Style landscaping advice, circa 1915
Replies: 4
Views: 370

Landscaping for a an organic, integral approach to an organic Architecture still never seems to be resolved. Granted, home owner associations, planners etc don't really give a damn what is really appropriate. If the concept of planting what is or was native to your region, much could be done to help...
by KevinW
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:12 pm
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Topic: Symmetry and asymmetry
Replies: 27
Views: 924

Symmetry

In Architecture, symmetry is a forced predetermined thing. When designing from the inside out, having the program be your guide, I can't see how the result on the exterior could be symmetrical organically without desiring it to be that way from the beginning.
by KevinW
Mon Dec 23, 2019 1:02 pm
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Topic: For sale: House by William Patrick - La Honda, CA
Replies: 7
Views: 501

One of those things that looks really cool on the drawn floor and roof plan sheets..
by KevinW
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:55 pm
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Topic: The Inevitable Future of Chat: How to Save our Scholarship
Replies: 16
Views: 1293

In the short time Stan's site has been live, it has over 4,400 members. The topics range from newbie posts to expert analysis. I post there frequently, pretty much the whole Beharka house restoration is documented there. I also tend to steer the collective bus off the road when I feel things are get...
by KevinW
Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:46 pm
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Topic: The Inevitable Future of Chat: How to Save our Scholarship
Replies: 16
Views: 1293

I find myself spending a fraction of time on this site than I used to. I have found other sites, such as Stan's site on FB to be quite a bit livelier, and much much easier to post photos.

This site, while of great value is kind of like 8-track technology in an iPhone world.
My 2 cents.
by KevinW
Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:51 pm
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Topic: For sale: Possible apprentice house - Montville, NJ
Replies: 10
Views: 800

Looks similar to some of Ling Po's designs. Simple, almost austere, but elegant.
by KevinW
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:06 pm
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Topic: eBay: Bob Beharka designed item
Replies: 4
Views: 677

It is the template for the bowl portion of the prairie planter, square with the shallow bowl in the center. Base will have to be recreated. It is for lightweight concrete, poured in form, swivel mechanism shapes underside.
Got it..made an offer and was accepted. Picking it u tomorrow
by KevinW
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:00 pm
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Topic: eBay: Bob Beharka designed item
Replies: 4
Views: 677

This was Bob's form and template for his small shallow Wright planter. Just might bid on this.
by KevinW
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:43 pm
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Topic: Article: Best architects of all time - ranked
Replies: 15
Views: 1357

Silly list etc...but safe to say Gang can be left off the list.
Add a few swoopy details and you're a freaking genius.
by KevinW
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:40 pm
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Topic: Architects Design Just 2% of All Houses–Why?
Replies: 18
Views: 2448

I really have to question this 2% number that has been used for several years. Most, if not all residential builders have architects on staff. I simply cannot see how only 2% of residences get building department approval without an architects stamp, especially since most houses are two stories, whi...
by KevinW
Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:26 pm
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Topic: Number of Usonians
Replies: 30
Views: 4040

Bob Beharka, Allen Gelbin, Aaron Green, Earl Nisbet, and several other quality apprentices have created smaller homes that I think are Usonian, although not one of them ever referred them as such. Some of these apprentice designs rival that of the master, and often improve upon. Just my humble opini...
by KevinW
Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:12 am
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Topic: Article: Review of the movie "Columbus"
Replies: 7
Views: 1757

Saw the movie last night, beautifully shot, a bit dark a quirky, just the way I like them. Refreshing that a movie with Architecture as a backdrop and underlying theme had no annoying obligatory Wright references. Of course had he any examples in Columbus that might have been different. I give it 2 ...
by KevinW
Fri Sep 01, 2017 1:02 pm
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Topic: Article: Review of the movie "Columbus"
Replies: 7
Views: 1757

Going to see it tomorrow at a restored 1930's theatre in downtown Modesto. Date night, Babay!! If my wife plays her cards right, she just might get lucky..
by KevinW
Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:33 pm
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Topic: For sale: Keck & Keck in LaPorte, IN
Replies: 4
Views: 876

I think the catch is that it is in LaPorte, Indiana as opposed to Chicago?