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by flwright
Fri May 29, 2009 6:53 pm
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Topic: BFK Chair
Replies: 8
Views: 8492

I also have 2 folding chairs with canvas covers that I bought just 2 or 3 years ago. We frequently use them for camping or hauling to outdoor auctions... in style!
by flwright
Fri May 29, 2009 5:46 am
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Topic: Off Topic But Worth A Look
Replies: 19
Views: 12151

Good pick up! I've always called it "Ingoe" in my head for years and never realized I had it wrong all along. I now owe my passing grade to SDR!
by flwright
Thu May 28, 2009 9:39 pm
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Topic: Off Topic But Worth A Look
Replies: 19
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There are some very interesting discussions around Mies and Wright's interpretation of modern architecture. There are even more about the failure of Mies' interpretation. Coincidentally, I am reading a text on exactly this subject for an exam on Tuesday as part of my architectual degree. The advent ...
by flwright
Sun May 17, 2009 9:59 am
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Topic: Photograph of the Awful Addition to the Guggenheim
Replies: 12
Views: 4947

Here's a shot of the glass wall that engages the main structure that Roderick Grant speaks of: http://www.flickr.com/photos/48418400@N00/2870252665/in/photostream/ If you look in the top right of the following two shots you'll see where the two buildings join at the elevator shaft: http://www.flickr...
by flwright
Tue Apr 21, 2009 10:04 pm
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Topic: Dana House 3D model
Replies: 13
Views: 4849

Great work Zer01! Now you just have to get all that art glass in there...
by flwright
Tue Apr 21, 2009 9:54 pm
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Topic: Design of places -- passionate outrage
Replies: 29
Views: 12521

Personally, my thought is that the automobile forced us to retreat to our backyards thus making the front porch obsolete. Prior to the automobile, front porches were integral to the protocols of social life -- this is where the saying "to see and to be seen" originates. It was important for the ladi...
by flwright
Mon Apr 13, 2009 9:02 pm
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Topic: Stuff to See in NYC?
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Be sure to stop by the Metropolitan Museum of Art to see the living room of the Little House. The Met is on "Museum Mile" just a block or two up the street from the Gugg, if my memory serves me correctly. There is also an oya stone urn from the Imperial Hotel and a chair from the Price Tower and a f...
by flwright
Sat Apr 04, 2009 9:27 am
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Topic: Build a Usonian?
Replies: 38
Views: 38685

SDR: Although not exactly a modern insulated unit, an arch-tech friend of mine (and devoted FLW worshiper as well) once showed me a detail he used on a building back in the 70's that used a vented air space between glass panes to provide a mitered glass corner. http://www.flickr.com/photos/48418400@...
by flwright
Wed Mar 25, 2009 9:00 pm
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Topic: James Walter Schildroth - Architect
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I've also corresponded infrequently over the years with Schildroth... he is a great person to discuss architectural theory with and very open to randon people e-mailing him to discuss these things. He practices just a few hours down the coast from where I live. My wife and I had scheduled to tour a ...
by flwright
Sat Mar 14, 2009 8:58 am
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Topic: Grammar and spelling breaking down on Wright Chat.
Replies: 59
Views: 26328

Reminded by Frankie-Oh's post above, and tying this thread back a little bit toward architecture, one change in the english language that really chaps my ass is the overuse of the word "professional." At one time, the term was broadly defined as a highly educated person in a specialized field that m...
by flwright
Sat Feb 21, 2009 10:52 pm
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Topic: Video: Sustainable "World House"
Replies: 13
Views: 5495

I don't recall actual conduit in the raceways as a standard off-the-shelf item, but this is not to say you couldn't easily slide a piece in before installing each panel. Requiring only rigid conduit seems a little excessive... at least compared to what I'm used to. It certainly rules out some innova...
by flwright
Fri Feb 20, 2009 6:06 pm
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Topic: Video: Sustainable "World House"
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Views: 5495

I've done a fair bit of research on SIPs while we were contemplating building a home this past year. Many of the products I reviewed had two 3/4" diameter raceways (1 @ 18" A.F.F., 1 @ 36" A.F.F.) built right into the center of the insulation core. This is far less time consuming than drilling holes...
by flwright
Wed Feb 04, 2009 8:23 pm
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Topic: Non-American architects influenced by Wright
Replies: 48
Views: 31701

Non-American architects influenced by Wright

My apologies to peterm for changing the subject on the previous thread away from his beloved Lamberson Residence. I've started a new thread at his suggestion to continue the discussion. Erickson is by far my favorite Canadian architect but I guess I never saw many similarities with Wright's design p...
by flwright
Tue Feb 03, 2009 8:07 pm
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Topic: usonian red house
Replies: 19
Views: 12202

As a former jazz musician myself, peterm, your analogy is spot on. It is a well-written song, but won't win the Grammy, so to speak. I spotted this home a few years back but couldn't quite put my finger on that one element that is not quite right. I believe DRN has nailed that element -- the garage ...
by flwright
Tue Feb 03, 2009 7:49 pm
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Topic: lamberson house pics jan. 2009
Replies: 101
Views: 42607

I like to think so, but we never got a usonian... only three during the early / prairie period (one being a reno). That's it. I am not aware of any great Canadian usonian-esque buildings. Although there are a few architects spread about, I wonder if the usonian principles ever permeated much outside...