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by outside in
Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:06 pm
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Topic: Bernard Schwartz House
Replies: 85
Views: 9077

Re: Bernard Schwartz House

Wright stacked 2x4's in many Usonians - he was able to use extremely long pieces of lumber at a much cheaper price (try pricing 20 ft. long 2x12's)... carpenters would nail 1x2's on the sides to hold them together for construction purposes but I don't believe they were ever glued, i.e. laminated tog...
by outside in
Fri Apr 10, 2020 11:20 am
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Topic: Tim Pearson
Replies: 4
Views: 374

Re: Tim Pearson

here are some pictures of the wall construction. Its my understanding that sea grass was collected in the fall on the shores of the Atlantic and used for packing - I think that these "bricks" of packing material were used to secure the terra cotta for shipping. Gates must have realized that he had a...
by outside in
Fri Apr 10, 2020 10:55 am
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Topic: Tim Pearson
Replies: 4
Views: 374

Re: Tim Pearson

Although Tim did great things restoring the Balch House, his real passion was a house called "Trails End" built by William Gates in the '20's https://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac251/outsideinphotos/trails%20end/history_zpsfnumr3tm.jpg Located not far from the Northwestern Terra Cotta plant in Terr...
by outside in
Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:47 pm
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Topic: Tim Pearson
Replies: 4
Views: 374

Re: Tim Pearson

Tim will be missed - one of the great fans of architecture and Wright and a wonderful man.
by outside in
Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:21 pm
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Topic: When is a Wrightian Block a Usonian Automatic Block?
Replies: 9
Views: 745

Re: When is a Wrightian Block a Usonian Automatic Block?

thank goodness they were not laid up dry - the steel would be completely rusted by now.
We found that all of the joints were "buttered" on the opposing surfaces.
by outside in
Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:56 pm
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Topic: When is a Wrightian Block a Usonian Automatic Block?
Replies: 9
Views: 745

Re: When is a Wrightian Block a Usonian Automatic Block?

at the Winn House, the blocks were each 3 inches thick with an air space between. In some cases (such as in the raised roof over the bathrooms) the walls consisted of a single wythe of block. We had to rebuild the walls because of poor flashing details and deterioration. The blocks were made by a lo...
by outside in
Fri Mar 06, 2020 3:59 pm
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Topic: FLW SOA - SOAT CLOSES JUNE 2020
Replies: 62
Views: 4108

Re: FLW SOA - SOAT CLOSES JUNE 2020

kind of a snarky response, no?
by outside in
Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:51 am
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Topic: River Forest Women's Club
Replies: 17
Views: 11088

Re: River Forest Women's Club

occasionally you have to fess up to the fact that some buildings are difficult to repurpose for use as a house, no matter how "sensitive" the work. I would venture to say that this is one of them. At the same time, I'm certain we all feel nothing but extreme sympathy for the owners that undertook th...
by outside in
Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:27 pm
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Topic: The campaign against degeneracy
Replies: 135
Views: 7629

Re: The campaign against degeneracy

you must be kidding Roderick - PLENTY of sticking going on
by outside in
Fri Feb 28, 2020 3:45 pm
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Topic: Article: Can the Pappas House become a museum?
Replies: 48
Views: 5655

Re: Article: Can the Pappas House become a museum?

I don't think the illustration showing the textile block system is the same method used on the usonian automatics - they were comprised of a single wythe of 3-1/2 inch thick custom block - which of course is impossible to insulate. Furthermore, the chamfered edges are essentially an invitation for w...
by outside in
Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:26 pm
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Topic: The campaign against degeneracy
Replies: 135
Views: 7629

NPR gets about 2% of their funding from the federal government. See below: In 2010, NPR revenues totaled $180 million, with the bulk of revenues coming from programming fees, grants from foundations or business entities, contributions and sponsorships. Typically, NPR member stations receive funds th...
by outside in
Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:39 pm
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Topic: The campaign against degeneracy
Replies: 135
Views: 7629

I once thought that Prince Charles was off base for his suggestion that England continue its practice of neoclassicism but after recent visits to London I've come to the conclusion that his statements were quite reasonable. Contemporary English Architects have created some absolutely dreadful buildi...
by outside in
Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:37 am
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Topic: The campaign against degeneracy
Replies: 135
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The art of the Third Reich was the government-approved art produced in Nazi Germany between 1933 and 1945. Upon becoming dictator in 1933, Adolf Hitler gave his personal artistic preference the force of law to a degree rarely known before. In the case of Germany, the model was to be classical Greek ...
by outside in
Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:12 am
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Topic: The campaign against degeneracy
Replies: 135
Views: 7629

I doubt if his "base" gives a *** about architecture. I have a feeling this is something concocted by our president to stick a needle in the eye of the "liberal socialists" who are concerned about our culture and the arts.