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  Topic: Article: Plan to expand operations at Laurent House
Roderick Grant

Replies: 8
Views: 132

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:01 am   Subject: Article: Plan to expand operations at Laurent House
To what extent have you been apprised of the situation?
  Topic: Video: Alden Dow's Heath House - Midland, MI
Roderick Grant

Replies: 6
Views: 63

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:00 am   Subject: Video: Alden Dow's Heath House - Midland, MI
The book has only the plan, no sections or elevations. With the plan and views of the exterior, one should be able to surmise aspects of the interior volumes. It is a more complex arrangement than it ...
  Topic: Article: Plan to expand operations at Laurent House
Roderick Grant

Replies: 8
Views: 132

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:56 am   Subject: Article: Plan to expand operations at Laurent House
You are correct, outside, provided no one gives a fig about the concerns of the rest of the neighborhood.
  Topic: Lustron prefab for sale Des Moines, Ia.
Roderick Grant

Replies: 30
Views: 399

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:50 am   Subject: Lustron prefab for sale Des Moines, Ia.
The Levittown cookie was just a tad higher grade than Lustron.
Perhaps it was the imposition of the grid on Lustron that clashed with the seeming arbitrariness of its plebeian design.
  Topic: Rally the troups!
Roderick Grant

Replies: 3
Views: 87

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:35 pm   Subject: Rally the troups!
Go to the Kalita Humphreys Theater at Turtle Creek Conservancy site to respond to an effort by the Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA) to undermine the efforts to restore the theater. OCA is meeti ...
  Topic: Article: Susan Orlean & Schindler houses
Roderick Grant

Replies: 2
Views: 69

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:21 pm   Subject: Article: Susan Orlean & Schindler houses
Mention was made of the Sharlins enclosing the outdoor terrace, but the second photo, showing the living room with a glimpse into the former terrace, indicates that Orlean/Gillepie didn't go that far ...
  Topic: Video: Alden Dow's Heath House - Midland, MI
Roderick Grant

Replies: 6
Views: 63

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:00 pm   Subject: Video: Alden Dow's Heath House - Midland, MI
It is a very nice house. A plan is published in Sidney K. Robinson's book, page 61. If I had my way with this house, I would paint all the non-block walls anything other than white. I would even be te ...
  Topic: Article: Plan to expand operations at Laurent House
Roderick Grant

Replies: 8
Views: 132

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:40 am   Subject: Article: Plan to expand operations at Laurent House
It may be necessary to expand in order to keep the doors open, but I agree with the neighbors, the plan is an intrusion on the neighborhood, and should not have been approved.
  Topic: For sale: Usonian furniture from 'FLW's Derby House'
Roderick Grant

Replies: 3
Views: 105

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:19 pm   Subject: For sale: Usonian furniture from 'FLW's Derby House'
I knew former owners of Derby in the 80s, Michael and Carole Dougherty, visited several times, and can't recall seeing any furniture in their house that was designed by Lloyd. I'm sure they would have ...
  Topic: Lamberson House Restoration
Roderick Grant

Replies: 632
Views: 221687

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:14 pm   Subject: Lamberson House Restoration
Where does the fireplace design with the lower opening fit into chronology? Was it an earlier or later development?
  Topic: stran steel
Roderick Grant

Replies: 4
Views: 112

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:48 am   Subject: stran steel
As I recall, the manufacturer of the Walker House roof panels was in the utility business, manufacturing washers and driers, and such. He had hoped to expand his market with the roof panels.
  Topic: Lamberson House Restoration
Roderick Grant

Replies: 632
Views: 221687

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:40 am   Subject: Lamberson House Restoration
How tall is the opening in the fireplace as-built? Section A-A, with that pyramidal basket, indicates that it was to have reached the height of the deck. Any communication about that detail?

The pe ...
  Topic: stran steel
Roderick Grant

Replies: 4
Views: 112

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:03 pm   Subject: stran steel
I guess it was a combination of poorly finished panels and salty sea water that caused the Walker roof panels to rust out so fast?
  Topic: Mid-century modern homes in Midland, MI
Roderick Grant

Replies: 12
Views: 415

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:01 pm   Subject: Mid-century modern homes in Midland, MI
I wonder how much Saarinen's Ingalls Rink (1953) influenced Kenzo Tange's Yoyogi National Gymnasium (1964)?
A longer life for Saarinen may indeed have led toward something finer than the silliness o ...
  Topic: Lustron prefab for sale Des Moines, Ia.
Roderick Grant

Replies: 30
Views: 399

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:38 pm   Subject: Lustron prefab for sale Des Moines, Ia.
The basic idea of these houses was sound, but it seems to me they missed out on two points.

First, while the system was new and "modern," the style of the houses was dowdy. Other houses o ...
 
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