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by Modmom1
Tue May 14, 2019 11:36 am
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Topic: FLW Apprentice/Artist Tony Smith's other architecture
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SDR, I found the answer to where the spiral staircase goes to in the Home & Garden article you reference above (just getting around to reading it) In the first paragraph the author states: "Directly under the kitchen the room for the GE furnace is reached by a spiral staircase in a hexagonal stairwe...
by Modmom1
Mon May 13, 2019 9:06 pm
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Topic: FLW Apprentice/Artist Tony Smith's other architecture
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I can send an email and ask for possible clarification (which assumes someone can answer this). I thought the '44 plan might indicate a stairwell as a hexagon to the right of the 2 vehicles. My daughter thinks it might be an early concept that differs from the "as built". I'll see if I can find out ...
by Modmom1
Mon May 13, 2019 4:25 pm
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Topic: FLW Apprentice/Artist Tony Smith's other architecture
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SDR, Thanks for producing a readable image! Only a guess: it appears to be one floor but seeing that the stairwell on the Site Plan image appears to go downstairs, maybe to the carport (you see 2 vehicles on the site plan) or possibly the basement access to gravity heat, but why wouldn't their be a ...
by Modmom1
Sun May 05, 2019 7:54 pm
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Topic: FLW Apprentice/Artist Tony Smith's other architecture
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FLW Apprentice/Artist Tony Smith's other architecture

Somewhere on a thread discussing Tony Smith was a question about Tony's other built architecture besides Glenbrow. I don't have the time to research who asked so I thought I would post a link to The Tony Smith Estate's new website which breaks down his work as Sculpture/Painting/Architecture and Dra...
by Modmom1
Wed May 01, 2019 6:53 pm
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Topic: Cols Landmarks/Westcott/CMA: Lynda Waggoner Lecture 5/16
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Cols Landmarks/Westcott/CMA: Lynda Waggoner Lecture 5/16

Fallingwater: An Icon of The Modern Movement Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater, arguably the most famous house of the modern era, will be the subject of a lecture presentation by the museum’s former director, Lynda Waggoner. Join us to hear the story of how in the midst of the Great De...
by Modmom1
Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:00 pm
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Topic: Article: Stonington House (Stonington, CT) by John Lincoln
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I was extremely disappointed in not finding a supplier when we were ready for the plywood but had gotten to a point that we needed to find a supplier so we could finish and move in. When we had folks from Tony Smith's estate visit the house and explained our choice of birch, we were told -"that's ex...
by Modmom1
Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:53 pm
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Topic: Article: Stonington House (Stonington, CT) by John Lincoln
Replies: 18
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Researching something I noticed that SDR mentioned our dilemma in finding Douglas Fir when it came time for our ceiling and wall panels. Being so thankful for all the information and encouragement you guys provided us, I'm always glad to contribute whatever I can. We wanted Grade A rotary cut Dougla...
by Modmom1
Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:08 pm
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Topic: Question about shift in floor grids in Usonian Houses
Replies: 17
Views: 3100

SDR the floor plans for the tower (all 4 floors) can be found here and going forward: https://www.flickr.com/photos/161557458@N08/47354044322/in/album-72157698103807454/ These are the current ones. Maren is looking to upload the original plans which are not as built from a file. I'll let you know wh...
by Modmom1
Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:49 pm
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Topic: Question about shift in floor grids in Usonian Houses
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Wow SDR! Thank you so much! How great to show the transitions all in a row. The Gunning attached carport on the left of the second plan became 2 small kids bedroom w a bath and utilities room in 1948. The gridded floor plan and 2X4' ceiling panels above followed the Point Room grid (the outer walls,...
by Modmom1
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:22 am
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Topic: Question about shift in floor grids in Usonian Houses
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Thanks Roderick and SDR. I would guess that visually one would not pick up on the shift between floors, although apparent to those in charge of building the structure. I was looking to see if Wright had shifted on a single story and for the houses you listed, it occurred beginning in the late 1940s....
by Modmom1
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:55 am
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Topic: Question about shift in floor grids in Usonian Houses
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Question about shift in floor grids in Usonian Houses

Smith/van Fossen/Cuneo used shifting floor grids/ceiling panels to demarcate the shift in geometry (30-60-90) between different wings of the 1940 Gunning House. I looked for similar patterning in Wright's Usonians and the first example I could find was in the Howard Anthony house from 1949. Do other...
by Modmom1
Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:34 pm
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Topic: lc2 petite arm chair knock off
Replies: 25
Views: 3691

Remember this iconic ad from the 70s? https://iconicphotos.wordpress.com/2010 ... -away-man/

We've had ours for probably over 20 years and it was the memory of that ad that lead to the purchase.
by Modmom1
Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:48 pm
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Topic: lc2 petite arm chair knock off
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Views: 3691

Joe just bought me a Herman Miller Eames Lounge chair/otttoman from a local commercial furniture contractor and they gave him a generous professional discount. Have you tried this route? We've gotten all our "designer' furniture this way.
by Modmom1
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:44 am
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Topic: Aaron Betsky Lecture 2/13 in Columbus OH-6pm
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Regarding Aaron Betsky, I think he was addressing the de humanizing nature of sprawl and the need for architecture to address the re-use of existing buildings and public space instead of the continual desire for new. He commented on how the majority of new buildings are "***" and adding to the probl...
by Modmom1
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:21 pm
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Topic: Aaron Betsky Lecture 2/13 in Columbus OH-6pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1960

Yep, No need for new buildings. I believe he addressed an important subject. Worth watching!

BTW I was very happy to read this from the AIA: https://archinect.com/news/article/1501 ... n-new-deal