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by Craig
Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:21 pm
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Topic: Home by "student of Frank Lloyd Wright"
Replies: 4
Views: 484

Re: Home by "student of Frank Lloyd Wright"

Hmm. Does anyone keep of list of the students who failed?
by Craig
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:00 am
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Topic: Little-known (to SDR) Albert Frey restored
Replies: 14
Views: 1297

Re: Little-known Albert Frey restored

Wow, we are learning more about newly discovered modern buildings everyday!
by Craig
Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:02 am
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Topic: Little-known (to SDR) Albert Frey restored
Replies: 14
Views: 1297

Re: Little-known Albert Frey restored

SDR, You have a great deal of architectural knowledge. But using your criteria if I personally am not aware of something, can I call it "little-known?" Palm Springs is a town which celebrates all things modern. This house is on a hill on the main drag and quite visible to anyone driving by. The name...
by Craig
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:07 am
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Topic: Little-known (to SDR) Albert Frey restored
Replies: 14
Views: 1297

Funny how they keep calling this house "little known." It's up on a hill completely visible from the road below and is in both the books on Frey. Other than that, nobody knew there was a house up there!
by Craig
Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:52 am
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Topic: new book: MIDWEST ARCHITECTURE JOURNEYS
Replies: 5
Views: 974

I'm originally from Buffalo, New York which is more akin to the Midwest than to the eastern part of the state or New York City metro area. I think being the eastern most of the Great Lakes cities is historically responsible.
by Craig
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:31 am
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Topic: The Architectural Drawings of R.M. Schindler :: 4 Volume Set
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Views: 469

Good luck! I managed to assemble a set back when the books were published. They are nearly impossible to find now and when you do the prices are through the roof. I'm planning on keeping mine for the time being.
by Craig
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:22 pm
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Topic: Article: Darwin Martin House completes $52M renovations
Replies: 50
Views: 6888

Perhaps they mean individual window designs? I'm wondering if in both the Imperial Hotel and Midway Gardens (while larger and thus having more windows), Wright may have used the same design on multiple windows? Experts?
by Craig
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:15 pm
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Topic: anyone know what is going on at case study house 21?
Replies: 5
Views: 889

Apparently it's being "restored" due to issues with the foundation. This sentence makes me wonder why they were ripping up the floor slab in the first place: Haddaway said that when contractors lifted up the concrete slab over the living room floor, they found an 18-inch gap between the ground and w...
by Craig
Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:30 pm
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Topic: Article: Price Tower may offer HUD affordable housing
Replies: 22
Views: 3188

My thoughts too Jeff. If the hotel concept is not working, perhaps the building could go condo, although I shudder at what the maintenance fees might be. Are there not enough people or creative businesses in the area to actually make the thing work as it was intended? Apparently not. It just blows m...
by Craig
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:25 am
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Topic: Article: Price Tower may offer HUD affordable housing
Replies: 22
Views: 3188

Seems like such an odd idea. Does this mean the hotel concept has failed? Is this the best that can be done with the building? Couldn't the units be rented simply as market rate apartments or does no one in the area care to live in the tower? When I stayed there it was a cold, rainy weekend and it w...
by Craig
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:44 am
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Topic: Article: Susan Orlean & Schindler houses
Replies: 10
Views: 1357

That's interesting, isn't it---as Kallis has a drive-through garage too ... I didn't make that association but you're right. I think these are the only two Schindler houses with that arrangement. It's funny they have owned both of them. I think having the garage open at both ends creates a usable s...
by Craig
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:50 am
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Topic: Article: Susan Orlean & Schindler houses
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Views: 1357

...didn't go that far in their restoration-renovation. Yes, I was hoping for the removal of that later expansion/enclosure as well. Apparently they switched houses for more space, so it wasn't in the cards. At their previous Schindler, the Roth house, they enclosed the two-way garage to use as offi...
by Craig
Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:01 pm
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Topic: Apprentice List?
Replies: 5
Views: 1219

http://jgonwright.net/pdf-docs/49R1.pdf

This is a list by John Geiger. Elizabeth Mock Kassler also created a list in the early 1980s. I don't know if either are considered definitive though.
by Craig
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:16 pm
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Topic: Wright / Schindler Furniture Stolen!
Replies: 38
Views: 5180

The tea cart is particularly clever. Each of those three stacking vertical shelves are hanging on a spinning frame, which when turned, allows them to align evenly on the horizontal and thus create one continuous surface. Schindler seemed to delight in such contrivances.