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by jmixon
Wed Jul 01, 2015 2:17 pm
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Topic: Type of brick on Usonian homes? Finished brick?
Replies: 11
Views: 5738

Thanks, guys! The photo isn't that deceptive, I've been to the Zimmerman house twice and the brick is gorgeous.
by jmixon
Sat Jun 27, 2015 3:24 pm
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Topic: Type of brick on Usonian homes? Finished brick?
Replies: 11
Views: 5738

Type of brick on Usonian homes? Finished brick?

I love the Usonian style homes, and I'm wondering if there is any information on the type of bricks Frank used on homes like the Zimmerman home seen here: http://www.nhhomemagazine.com/_DSC2823.jpg The brick seems almost polished or something, very consistent, no marking and pocking. Is this just lu...
by jmixon
Sat Sep 14, 2013 4:19 pm
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Topic: Top 10 Best USONIAN Furniture Designs
Replies: 78
Views: 79293

SDR wrote:They might well be. But that's not a coffee table . . .


SDR
side table, whatever. don't you think it looks rickity
by jmixon
Sat Sep 14, 2013 1:44 pm
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Topic: Top 10 Best USONIAN Furniture Designs
Replies: 78
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That Mossberg one for instance is what I mean. he has a lot like that and they look tipsy to me.
by jmixon
Sat Sep 14, 2013 12:23 am
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Topic: Top 10 Best USONIAN Furniture Designs
Replies: 78
Views: 79293

Does anyone know how Wright's coffee tables stand up? Their designs seem awfully tippy.
by jmixon
Mon May 27, 2013 11:43 am
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Topic: Wright worked fast!
Replies: 12
Views: 7097

Wright's work was far from formulaic, despite the similarities which can be detected in any one period of his career. Check out the seven house plans designed for "Usonia 2" in Lansing, MI, in 1939, at the bottom of page two of this thread: http://savewright.org/wright_chat/viewtopic.php?t=4222 The...
by jmixon
Mon May 27, 2013 10:26 am
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Topic: Video: Walter Burley Griffin's Emery House
Replies: 33
Views: 18498

jmixon, Have you actually been in the home? Basing your opinions on realtor photos or videos is not the ultimate way of being informed before you voice your views. This Chat Board is populated with highly opinionated people and we all may have chosen to do things differently on this or any historic...
by jmixon
Sun May 26, 2013 11:22 pm
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Topic: Video: Walter Burley Griffin's Emery House
Replies: 33
Views: 18498

SDR wrote:You are aware that this house isn't a Wright design ?


SDR
It's a Prairie House, and now an incongruous styled Prairie house.
by jmixon
Sun May 26, 2013 11:15 pm
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Topic: Video: Walter Burley Griffin's Emery House
Replies: 33
Views: 18498

Perhaps because the restoration architect is part of the present discussion ? Imagine how much worse it could be, if, say, the owner or the architect had proposed new cabinetry which had a dominant personality of its own, in conflict with the existing environment. At least the cabinetwork is plain ...
by jmixon
Sun May 26, 2013 10:33 pm
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Topic: Wright worked fast!
Replies: 12
Views: 7097

I can understand this when I look at Wright's work, especially when considering the Usonian. Wright was an architect that worked around the cite and the owners yes, but he was also firstly an architect who believed in his discoveries and his vision over anything else. As wonderful as the Usonians ar...
by jmixon
Sun May 26, 2013 10:22 pm
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Topic: Video: Walter Burley Griffin's Emery House
Replies: 33
Views: 18498

Why is everyone soft stepping around this? The additions to this house are terrible. If you're going to add on or re-model a FLW house, do it right. This misses the point of everything. Why even buy a FLW house if you're going to change it so drastically? Sure if you want to add a kitchen on or what...
by jmixon
Fri May 24, 2013 10:12 am
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Topic: Audio: FLW on Le Corbusier
Replies: 2
Views: 2090

hahahah gotta love the ego
by jmixon
Wed May 15, 2013 12:40 am
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Topic: structural stone walls
Replies: 15
Views: 13326

Why not desert masonry then? I take it that this is a shed in rural Maine? One that is not going to be inspected? One of the drawbacks of actual stone walls in a cold climate is the frost cycle. It breaks them apart over time. Yeah it's gonna be in Maine. May end up being on the rents property whic...
by jmixon
Tue May 14, 2013 11:37 pm
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Topic: structural stone walls
Replies: 15
Views: 13326

SDR wrote:Why would that be preferable to you ?


SDR
Well I was hoping I could scrounge enough stone together over a year or two to stack up and make walls. If I'm going to put up block I'll just end up using the block as the structure and aesthetic.
by jmixon
Tue May 14, 2013 10:36 pm
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Topic: structural stone walls
Replies: 15
Views: 13326

Re: structural stone walls

Is this a possible thing? Does anyone have building plans on the walls at Kentuck Knob? Plans and construction photos of Kentuck Knob are found in Bernardine Hagans book: Kentuck Knob: Frank Lloyd Wright's House for I.N. and Bernardine Hagan, c. 2005 The structural walls are of reinforced concrete,...