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  Topic: Foster Rhodes Jackson, Taliesin Apprentice
JimM

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PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:10 pm   Subject: Foster Rhodes Jackson, Taliesin Apprentice
Odd how the interior simply falls flat as opposed to what the exterior would appear to promise, but deserving of a sympathetic renovation. My guess is the architect might have been a reluctant "c ...
  Topic: Falling Water landscape drawings
JimM

Replies: 53
Views: 1285

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:14 pm   Subject: Falling Water landscape drawings
Perhaps the mullions are a safety measure in tension to ensure that the cantilevers above and below don't compromise the non-structural window wall. I am no engineer, but that seems more likely than ...
  Topic: Sure, we can call anything "Frank Lloyd Wright"
JimM

Replies: 1223
Views: 236551

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:58 pm   Subject: Sure, we can call anything "Frank Lloyd Wright"
PM architects continually spouted off about "dialogues with the environment" (and never mentioning what the environment had to say about the discussion). Now a rather decent example of archi ...
  Topic: Video: CGI Fallingwater
JimM

Replies: 10
Views: 324

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:49 pm   Subject: Video: CGI Fallingwater
Stephen, the bi-folds are accurate.
  Topic: Hotel St. Louis
JimM

Replies: 25
Views: 1016

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:09 pm   Subject: Hotel St. Louis
Recommended: "Louis Henri Sullivan" by Mario Manieri Elia
Princeton Architectural Press, 1996, (10x11, 188 heavy stock pages)
Very well done, originally published in Italy. Biographical wi ...
  Topic: Karl Kamrath Skyscraper Faces Demolition (Arch Record 1964)
JimM

Replies: 6
Views: 274

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 1:30 pm   Subject: Karl Kamrath Skyscraper Faces Demolition (Arch Record 1964)
Nice stuff.
  Topic: Video: Fallingwater - Custom Dining Room Table
JimM

Replies: 14
Views: 448

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:02 pm   Subject: Video: Fallingwater - Custom Dining Room Table
Well there it is... if accurate I'm reading "Extension table" (2) additional times at the buffet and for use, Kaufmann caption notwithstanding.

... note the phantom lines which show the e ...
  Topic: Video: Fallingwater - Custom Dining Room Table
JimM

Replies: 14
Views: 448

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:16 pm   Subject: Video: Fallingwater - Custom Dining Room Table
Right, I assumed there were two removable sections to be added and used ala James' plan... even if only one is removable per Kaufmann, it still makes sense when together there would be the appearance ...
  Topic: Video: Fallingwater - Custom Dining Room Table
JimM

Replies: 14
Views: 448

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:01 pm   Subject: Video: Fallingwater - Custom Dining Room Table
The additional latches of the nested section are interesting. Everything would appear to simply latch together end to end with the last section resolving similar to the main unit.

Then there is thi ...
  Topic: anyone know how to get in touch with mark haddawy?
JimM

Replies: 2
Views: 264

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:56 pm   Subject: anyone know how to get in touch with mark haddawy?
How warm and inviting a Neutra house can be where he employed more wood (Wirin House).
  Topic: Oboler Complex After the Fire
JimM

Replies: 18
Views: 888

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:45 pm   Subject: Oboler Complex After the Fire
Morbidly clear is the importance of the short masonry wall Wright had apprentices add to Eleanor's retreat during a visit... it was placed higher on the hill than Wright intended, and the extension he ...
  Topic: For sale: Jack Howe house - Burnsville, MN
JimM

Replies: 11
Views: 527

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:35 pm   Subject: For sale: Jack Howe house - Burnsville, MN
The perfectly compact first house he built for himself near Taliesin is still his best, IMO.
  Topic: Sure, we can call anything "Frank Lloyd Wright"
JimM

Replies: 1223
Views: 236551

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:04 pm   Subject: Sure, we can call anything "Frank Lloyd Wright"
The website has more detail, but not sure why they would offer a blatant error in a section specifically discussing the reinforced concrete and restoration:

"The rounded tops of parapets were ...
  Topic: Sure, we can call anything "Frank Lloyd Wright"
JimM

Replies: 1223
Views: 236551

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:13 pm   Subject: Sure, we can call anything "Frank Lloyd Wright"
According to the website (Fallingwater.org), the concrete is indeed coated with stucco.
  Topic: Wright and Architectural Competitions
JimM

Replies: 15
Views: 695

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:31 pm   Subject: Wright and Architectural Competitions
If indeed entered and his classical submission for the 1893 Milwaukee Library and Museum had been accepted, might Wright have been more inclined to accept Daniel Burnhams offer of an education at the ...
 
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