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by flwright
Tue Feb 03, 2009 6:27 pm
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Topic: lamberson house pics jan. 2009
Replies: 101
Views: 42608

In that case, FLW should have built more works in Canada... (he says as yet another 40cm / 16" snowfall pounds the East Coast)
by flwright
Mon Jan 12, 2009 6:09 pm
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Topic: FLW Red Signature Tile
Replies: 243
Views: 164894

I assume the same, but the man doing the restoration was ignoring the questions asked of his work. I overheard at least a half dozen ask him the same question within the span of 5 minutes. I assume if you were doing such detailed work in a highly public area such as NYC you'd ignore them too or you ...
by flwright
Mon Jan 12, 2009 5:43 pm
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Topic: FLW Red Signature Tile
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Views: 164894

DRN: yes, there is a red tile at the Guggenheim. It was in place during my visit on 2004 but it was not visible during my last visit in September -- they were restoring the area at the time as part of the final touches for the exterior restoration. http://www.flickr.com/photos/48418400@N00/287114987...
by flwright
Sun Jan 11, 2009 7:04 pm
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Topic: The Client's Program
Replies: 30
Views: 13081

From Joseph Henry Wythe's "Prelude to Design": "Prelude to design is an orderly method of providing the architect with information that is pertinent for a successful design for the owner. Much of the information is objective in nature -- facts that are easy to identify and obtain. Other information ...
by flwright
Sun Jan 11, 2009 5:49 pm
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Topic: The Client's Program
Replies: 30
Views: 13081

I recently purchased a small booklet from Bruce Goff disciple Joseph Henry Wythe that he uses when designing homes. It is an astounding 32 page long questionnaire soliciting virtually every known fact of the client and site from lot size, to room dimensions, to the number of visitors you have and wh...
by flwright
Thu Dec 25, 2008 10:02 am
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Topic: WAY WAY OFF TOPIC, UGLY "Mansion"
Replies: 19
Views: 10974

Ugh... I just threw up a little bit in my mouth.
by flwright
Fri Dec 05, 2008 6:53 pm
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Topic: willey house restoration article
Replies: 9
Views: 4932

I must agree with Mr. Grant... Willey is one of my favourites. I've just recently received my Monograph with this house in it and I've been studying it in great detail with a magnifying glass. Scheme No. 1 that FLW designed for the Willey's is equally as fascinating and would have been just as magni...
by flwright
Sat Nov 15, 2008 5:29 pm
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Topic: I need some hard numbers
Replies: 2
Views: 2042

From the home page of this site: In a remarkable career spanning over seventy years, he created over 1,100 designs, 500 of which were realized. Sadly, nearly 20% of his executed works have been destroyed because of fire, neglect or development. Slightly generic numbers, but may be helpful to your pu...
by flwright
Fri Oct 31, 2008 5:32 pm
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Topic: Spending an overnight at the Guggenheim
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Views: 1775

My sister-in-law sent me the following link last week. Apparently it is already sold out. Bummer.

http://www.guggenheim.org/exhibitions/e ... hotel.html
by flwright
Wed Oct 29, 2008 5:29 pm
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Topic: Good Louis Sullivan news, for a change
Replies: 5
Views: 3862

Good Louis Sullivan news, for a change

"The legacy of Louis Sullivan, poet of the skyscraper, has taken so many hits lately that you'd think Tony Soprano had a contract to rub out the man's architecture. "Hurricanes, floods and fires, along with human ignorance and carelessness, have all dealt their blows. "Against that dark backdrop co...
by flwright
Tue Oct 21, 2008 9:07 pm
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Topic: Looking For Monographs
Replies: 31
Views: 17051

Slightly off topic... but, the softening economy appears to be creating deals for Monograph buyers. I managed to pick up a hardcopy volume of the monograph on Ebay last week for only $225.
by flwright
Sat Sep 20, 2008 7:18 pm
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Topic: Guggenheim Restoration
Replies: 7
Views: 4784

I am with you on the colour of the building. As nice and clean as it looked, I kept wondering what it would look like if it was painted the colour Wright had intended. The building looked far too sterile compared to Wright's typically warm architecture. As for the interior, I wasn't overly disappoin...
by flwright
Fri Sep 19, 2008 8:58 pm
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Topic: Guggenheim Restoration
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Views: 4784

By the time we arrived at the Guggenheim, we only had 15 minutes to take shots of the inside before it closed so we didn't bother purchasing the tickets to go any further than the lobby. When we were in the gift shop, however, there was a plastic sheet covering the opening to the floors above so it ...
by flwright
Fri Sep 19, 2008 3:37 pm
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Topic: Guggenheim Restoration
Replies: 7
Views: 4784

Guggenheim Restoration

I've just returned from our voyage to NYC and I posted a few pictures (okay... as many as flickr would let me upload!) of the Guggenheim's recent restoration. As you'll see in the photos, there is a slight bit of work left to complete, but the overall building was just gleaming! Compared to our visi...
by flwright
Fri Sep 19, 2008 3:36 pm
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Topic: Guggenheim Restoration
Replies: 0
Views: 1288

Guggenheim Restoration

I've just returned from our voyage to NYC and I posted a few pictures (okay... as many as flickr would let me upload!) of the Guggenheim's recent restoration. As you'll see in the photos, there is a slight bit of work left to complete, but the overall building was just gleaming! Compared to our visi...