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by DB222
Sat Nov 14, 2015 12:39 pm
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Topic: Article: Farnsworth House could be relocated
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Views: 7778

I say either caulk the windows and fill it with fish preemptively or remove them entirely and turn it into an open to the element shrine to unlivable architecture everywhere. Neither would affect the functionality of the house all that much.
by DB222
Wed Oct 28, 2015 6:32 pm
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Topic: Article: Open-plan interiors overexposed
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Views: 4673

Literally every new thing I learn about Frank Gehry and his work makes me dislike him more. Also, to be more on point, it's a law of nature that all parties gravitate into the kitchen, regardless how small, cramped, or otherwise inappropriate the space may be. Therefore, it only makes sense to desig...
by DB222
Mon Sep 28, 2015 11:01 am
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Topic: Update on Gunning/Glenbrow restoration
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Views: 27512

Sorry if I'm missing something obvious but the two details look identical to me. Where is the difference?
by DB222
Sat Sep 26, 2015 2:45 pm
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Topic: Article: FLW - critic on 1958 competition Toronto City Hall
Replies: 3
Views: 1549

..except when it comes to his own..
by DB222
Wed Sep 16, 2015 10:57 pm
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Topic: Wright the pacifist
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Wright the pacifist

Wright claimed to be a pacifist, from what I've read. I've also read that after that disgruntled husband came over to Taliesin and busted him up, some of the boys went off to pay the guy a visit of their own. I'm curious about this. I tend to think his pacifistic leanings had a sudden and retaliator...
by DB222
Wed Sep 16, 2015 10:50 pm
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Topic: Wright and Glass
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Views: 3846

I'm fond of this one. I think it's true that his music works best as soundtrack--which is probably why he's done so many--but I have no trouble enjoying it on its own. I've drifted off to sleep many times to the sounds of Music With Changing Parts. Imagine long shots and slow pans across the repeati...
by DB222
Sun Sep 13, 2015 6:58 pm
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Topic: Wright and Glass
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Views: 3846

Wright and Glass

Has anyone else here ever discerned a complementary relationship between the architecture of Wright and the music of Philip Glass? To me the latter seems almost like a musical interpretation of Wright's architectural principles. Repeating patterns with a strong underlying theme that saturates the wo...
by DB222
Fri Jul 31, 2015 2:42 pm
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Topic: Sure, we can call anything "Frank Lloyd Wright"
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SDR, I don't think the qualification is quite that loose but around here it can be hard to establish. This house is obviously not Wright but it was obviously designed by someone highly appreciative of his works. The scale is overblown but it does follow Wright's manner of handling certain details (t...
by DB222
Thu Jul 30, 2015 8:30 pm
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Topic: Sure, we can call anything "Frank Lloyd Wright"
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Aside from the kitchen, furnishings, and cock n balls trim motif, the Wilding house is beautiful and worthy of association to Wright, I'd say. If only all the houses in this thread were so nice.
by DB222
Sun Jun 07, 2015 9:44 pm
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Topic: Sure, we can call anything "Frank Lloyd Wright"
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The living room is nice, the rest is banal, and it will all be underwater in a few years so the offense is fleeting.
by DB222
Sun May 31, 2015 3:30 pm
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Topic: For Someone With a Little Extra Cash to Spend ...
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Views: 3627

How much would it cost to have another set of those made, I wonder. It is, after all, the design that really matters and any iteration built faithfully to the drawings would be equally legitimate, even if there was a certain provenance lacking.
by DB222
Tue Apr 07, 2015 12:53 pm
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Topic: Webpage: House by Cary Caraway, w/ new addition
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Views: 2050

The white door is pretty baffling.
by DB222
Thu Mar 26, 2015 7:25 pm
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Topic: Mid-century Modern Usonian
Replies: 9
Views: 4261

Well, no luck. I guess the function doesn't work on 2-point drawings...
by DB222
Thu Mar 26, 2015 5:30 pm
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Topic: Mid-century Modern Usonian
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Views: 4261

I think the narrow upper window actually aligns with the passage into the living room and the wall from which it juts is the vertical continuation of the LR/carport wall.

I'm tempted to load this picture into SketchUp and use its photo matching feature to generate a quick and dirty model...
by DB222
Thu Mar 26, 2015 1:16 pm
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Topic: Mid-century Modern Usonian
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Views: 4261

It looks like that window in question allows light into the kitchen via the hallway labeled "laundry." The placement of the kitchen in the center of the building inspired this decision, I'm sure. It seems well thought out to me.