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by outside in
Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:21 pm
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Topic: When is a Wrightian Block a Usonian Automatic Block?
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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?
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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: 46
Views: 1916

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: 10434

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: 3629

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?
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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
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Views: 3629

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
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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
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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
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Views: 3629

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.
by outside in
Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:54 pm
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Topic: Booth Cottage?
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from what I can gather, most of the work on Booth and Ravine Bluffs appears to have been accomplished by Lloyd with Papa's oversight.
by outside in
Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:13 pm
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Topic: Booth Cottage?
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even though the drawing didn't show it, there was a drain. The planters were recently restored and a somewhat larger drain installed. The writer of the article is mistaken.
by outside in
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:36 am
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Topic: Booth Cottage?
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I think calling it "early usonian" or precursor, is a bit of a stretch. Its a cottage with outside sleeping porches, built on a budget. The flat roof shares some similarities with the Laura Gale house so I believe its really simply a product of its time. Subsequent owners can be credited with transf...
by outside in
Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:21 pm
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Topic: Booth Cottage?
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I attended the hearing and was mystified by the neighbors' objections - the typical "traffic and parking" concerns (for an 1100 s.f. building) to "building in a flood zone" (some standing water in the spring). Pretty silly stuff. The pressure from the developers forced the Park Board to vote - now o...