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  Topic: New Frank Lloyd Wright biography
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PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:41 pm   Subject: New Frank Lloyd Wright biography
Thanks, MOman. I can't speak to the book, yet---but that review is a helpful counter to the love-fest (for the book) we've had so far. And it strikes the right notes for me: I'm for inclusivity (co ...
  Topic: Article: David Romero & unbuilt FLW designs
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PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:47 pm   Subject: Article: David Romero & unbuilt FLW designs
Who knows; it's probably lighted, whatever it is. No one could accuse Wright of being a minimalist !

It appears to be suspended by three chains---if that's what the dotted lines are.

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  Topic: Article: New house based upon Case Study Houses
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PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:01 pm   Subject: Article: New house based upon Case Study Houses
Case Study---on steroids ?

"... simplicity, carefully selecting and editing the materials and eschewing ornament ... blur[ring] the lines between indoors and out." Yes, that's a definiti ...
  Topic: Article: David Romero & unbuilt FLW designs
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PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:36 pm   Subject: Article: David Romero & unbuilt FLW designs
Heh. Just one of the many hurdles the Wright re-creator must get past ...?

Both options have their attractions. Other unbuilt projects (and built ones, I suppose) will present the same question: ...
  Topic: Gone Girl
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PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:07 pm   Subject: Gone Girl
A definition of Organic architecture appears on the Jennings + Jennings page:

"... the principles of Organic Architecture. These principles include a harmony between the building and its natur ...
  Topic: Article/videos: Great architects own-designed homes
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PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:57 am   Subject: Article/videos: Great architects own-designed homes
Wasn't it interesting to read that PJ moved into the house without having appreciated that it would take exterior lighting to make night-time residence possible without the impression that one was liv ...
  Topic: Article: David Romero & unbuilt FLW designs
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Replies: 30
Views: 3116

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:19 am   Subject: Article: David Romero & unbuilt FLW designs
Oh, what a pleasure. I'm quite confident we haven't looked at this project before, at Wright Chat. In 1948 Mr Wright designed a bank and shopping center project for the same client;
the second ba ...
  Topic: Article/videos: Great architects own-designed homes
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PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:55 pm   Subject: Article/videos: Great architects own-designed homes
Looking for early photos of the Glass House (I could swear that the exterior lighting on the fascia was originally cylindrical) I came across this series of remembrances. I've never seen the kind of ...
  Topic: Article/videos: Great architects own-designed homes
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Views: 131

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:36 am   Subject: Article/videos: Great architects own-designed homes
Ise Gropius:

my husband was teaching in Harvard, and we made it a point to always ask all
the masters students out to the house for two great parties a year, and to give
them a chance to see a ...
  Topic: Article/videos: Great architects own-designed homes
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Replies: 6
Views: 131

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:07 am   Subject: Article/videos: Great architects own-designed homes
Favorites so far: Corbu, then Neutra ...

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  Topic: More new Wright photos
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PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:35 pm   Subject: More new Wright photos
See Jacobs I get ever darker. And the same (?) red Volvo P1800, still photogenic in the drive ? We need a Dorian Gray of the house, not the car, in the (nonexistent) attic !

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  Topic: For sale: Home by apprentice David George - Irving, TX
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PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:49 pm   Subject: For sale: Home by apprentice David George - Irving, TX
Certainly unusual. The large sheets of glass, the various skylights, the absence of ridge beams are all noteworthy, as is (I suppose) the brick. The "broken" roof over the kitchen and a be ...
  Topic: Windowsill Preservation Efforts
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PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:55 pm   Subject: Windowsill Preservation Efforts
Alicia writes:

"Condensation still builds up between these windows. They face east. You can see the wood is also well weathered on the actual window interior."


http://sdrdesign.com/Z ...
  Topic: Windowsill Preservation Efforts
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PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:49 pm   Subject: Windowsill Preservation Efforts
Another sill at the Ziegler house, this one in the butler's pantry. This one has some finish on it.

It can't be denied that a film finish of any sort will make dusting easier, to say the least, an ...
  Topic: Windowsill Preservation Efforts
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Views: 247

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:12 pm   Subject: Windowsill Preservation Efforts
I'm happy to know about these interior "storm sash." Would they prevent condensation on the inside of the exterior glass ? I guess so---so that would eliminate one maintenance problem.
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