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  Topic: Number of Usonians
KevinW

Replies: 30
Views: 1252

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:26 pm   Subject: Number of Usonians
Bob Beharka, Allen Gelbin, Aaron Green, Earl Nisbet, and several other quality apprentices have created smaller homes that I think are Usonian, although not one of them ever referred them as such. Som ...
  Topic: Article: Review of the movie "Columbus"
KevinW

Replies: 7
Views: 637

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:12 am   Subject: Article: Review of the movie "Columbus"
Saw the movie last night, beautifully shot, a bit dark a quirky, just the way I like them. Refreshing that a movie with Architecture as a backdrop and underlying theme had no annoying obligatory Wrigh ...
  Topic: Article: Review of the movie "Columbus"
KevinW

Replies: 7
Views: 637

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 1:02 pm   Subject: Article: Review of the movie "Columbus"
Going to see it tomorrow at a restored 1930's theatre in downtown Modesto. Date night, Babay!! If my wife plays her cards right, she just might get lucky..
  Topic: For sale: Keck & Keck in LaPorte, IN
KevinW

Replies: 4
Views: 352

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:33 pm   Subject: For sale: Keck & Keck in LaPorte, IN
I think the catch is that it is in LaPorte, Indiana as opposed to Chicago?
  Topic: Article: Russell Barr Williamson house in WI
KevinW

Replies: 5
Views: 645

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:29 am   Subject: Article: Russell Barr Williamson house in WI
Seems like he should get a little more attention for his span of relevance..one of the few that were in the prairie period through mid century. Pretty impressive, yes?
  Topic: Abandoned Asylums
KevinW

Replies: 38
Views: 1945

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:04 am   Subject: Abandoned Asylums
I think they carry a lot of negative baggage that prevent them from adaptive reuse. Mental health even today is lacking understanding, but the procedures from 100 or more years ago is downright grueso ...
  Topic: Ten Takeaways from Usonia
KevinW

Replies: 10
Views: 584

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:00 pm   Subject: Ten Takeaways from Usonia
Encourage uniformity? Isn't that the cause / result of our current bland, unimaginative built environment?
  Topic: Aalto at Bed Bath & Beyond?
KevinW

Replies: 8
Views: 678

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:25 am   Subject: Aalto at Bed Bath & Beyond?
Knocking off MCM items is big these days, I have seen cheap Eames knock-off chairs at World Market and Hobby Lobby. Target recently has knocked-off Wegner's Wishbone chairs and Nelson slat coffee tabl ...
  Topic: Poll concerning Trump Donghia thread
KevinW

Replies: 22
Views: 1273

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:39 pm   Subject: Poll concerning Trump Donghia thread
I vote for it to end.
  Topic: William Whifler
KevinW

Replies: 7
Views: 569

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:08 am   Subject: William Whifler
Yes, in fact his son is a member of the MCM site on Facebook and used to contribute often. Some very well detailed, interesting work in the bay area. Good stuff!
  Topic: McMansion to McModern
KevinW

Replies: 38
Views: 2574

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:22 pm   Subject: McMansion to McModern
Welcome to Contrived Acres...
http://www.starlightvillagehomes.com/#home
  Topic: Ling Po house on the market in Poquoson, VA
KevinW

Replies: 24
Views: 2644

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:04 am   Subject: Ling Po house on the market in Poquoson, VA
Oh my, what a little sweetheart of a home. Perhaps another who could make very simple, very beautiful like Bob Beharka could. What more could anyone want or need. Thanks for sharing. This made my day!
  Topic: Sure, we can call anything "Frank Lloyd Wright"
KevinW

Replies: 1131
Views: 210848

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 3:19 pm   Subject: Sure, we can call anything "Frank Lloyd Wright"
A very good Architect, but this was not his finest moment.
  Topic: David Wright House donated to School of Architecture
KevinW

Replies: 11
Views: 1358

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 6:38 pm   Subject: David Wright House donated to School of Architecture
http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/phoenix/2017/06/08/david-and-gladys-wright-house-phoenix-arcadia-taliesin-architecture-school/378616001/
  Topic: David Wright House donated to School of Architecture
KevinW

Replies: 11
Views: 1358

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 6:36 pm   Subject: David Wright House donated to School of Architecture
The Catch:
The donation is contingent on the organization raising a $7M endowment by the end of 2020 to restore and run the site.
 
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