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by KevinW
Wed Apr 14, 2021 11:42 am
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Topic: Light variation
Replies: 14
Views: 338

Re: Light variation

In Bob Beharka's archives, in his oral history he talks about the hanging lamp rebuild, he called it the Stalaglight. He mentions Wright being away, this must be 1953 or 1954 he was given the task to rebuilt and install the lamp that was damaged in the fire. He said Jack Howe showed him what to do d...
by KevinW
Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:40 pm
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Topic: Beharka House: Progress pics
Replies: 11
Views: 2032

Re: Beharka House: Progress pics

Bob's house is a 4'-0" X 4'-0" grid.
by KevinW
Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:39 pm
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Topic: Beharka House: Progress pics
Replies: 11
Views: 2032

Beharka House: Progress pics

Greetings Wrightians, It has been quite a while since I have posted any progress on the Beharka house. We have been there 9 years now. Most of exterior wood has been sanded and treated, Recent projects have included fixing the water intrusion problem at the sills under the tall windows, and my Calif...
by KevinW
Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:57 am
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Topic: Bamboo ... and Wright of course
Replies: 17
Views: 2685

Re: Bamboo ... and Wright of course

Wouldn't it be more in the spirit of an organic architecture and sustainability to research and plant what is native to your region? Most bamboo is horribly invasive and requires a lot of water.
by KevinW
Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:52 am
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Topic: Fran Lloyd Wright's hemicycle designs
Replies: 59
Views: 70574

Re: Fran Lloyd Wright's hemicycle designs

Correct. Marden is not a hemicycle. The curved patio gives the illusion in plan.
by KevinW
Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:30 pm
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Topic: Dealing with visitors in this time of COVID
Replies: 35
Views: 4593

Re: Dealing with visitors in this time of COVID

I sit on the terrace in a bathrobe with a shotgun...any Architectural lookie lous are met with.."Go on now..GIT!"
by KevinW
Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:43 pm
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Topic: For sale: Home by Laverne Lantz - Mount Pleasant, WI
Replies: 3
Views: 871

Re: For sale: Home by Laverne Lantz - Mount Pleasant, WI

Such a lovely home..not much more is needed in life than that.
by KevinW
Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:36 pm
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Topic: Video: Lighting at the Laurent House - Rockford, IL
Replies: 32
Views: 6263

Re: Video: Lighting at the Laurent House - Rockford, IL

"Tree" lamp? Has anyone ever read where Wright referred it as that? The pendant version was referred to as the "stalact-light" at least by some apprentices..an abstraction of the ice formations that hang from caves. So, would the floor version be the "stalag-light"..
by KevinW
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:22 pm
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Topic: Symmetry and asymmetry
Replies: 27
Views: 5441

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: 1412

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: 5441

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: 1756

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: 4143

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: 4143

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: 2536

Looks similar to some of Ling Po's designs. Simple, almost austere, but elegant.