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by flwright
Tue Oct 02, 2007 6:14 pm
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Topic: Short article on re-painting the Guggenheim in NYT
Replies: 55
Views: 45266

Here is a link to my Flickr site with two images of the Gehry-esque (grotesque?) appendage on the roof above what Wright referred to as the "monitor." Although an interesting piece in its own right, its kind of distracting from the architecture if you ask me... http://www.flickr.com/photos/48418400@...
by flwright
Tue Oct 02, 2007 7:52 am
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Topic: Short article on re-painting the Guggenheim in NYT
Replies: 55
Views: 45266

SDR: The last time I was at the Guggenheim about two or three years ago, the Gehry-esque metal dealy was still on the roof. I had wondered about it's permanence at the time as well. I had been informed that they had a large Frank Gehry installation there a few years earlier, although I am unsure if ...
by flwright
Sat Sep 29, 2007 7:51 am
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Topic: VIDEO / NEW!! - WRIGHT'S JOHN D. HAYNES HOUSE
Replies: 29
Views: 17070

Lally column: A prefabricated tubular steel column, usually filled with concrete, used as a structural support for beams and girders; a prominent architectural feature of basement rec rooms.
by flwright
Mon Sep 17, 2007 8:33 pm
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Topic: Jacobs 1-derived home in New Zealand: contract signed.
Replies: 19
Views: 13048

Hmmm... I'd like to say I loved your Sketchup video except that when I downloaded it, I got 14 minutes of the same overhead shot seen in the post above (i.e., it didn't do anything). Anybody else with the same problem?
by flwright
Thu Aug 09, 2007 6:22 pm
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Topic: FLW NY/New England
Replies: 12
Views: 9591

You will thoroughly enjoy yourself on the tour of the Zimmerman House -- it is a spectacular building wonderfully detailed. I was absolutely amazed when I left there since it is probably one of Wright's premiere residences. The only downsides are that you cannot take pictures inside (although I turn...
by flwright
Thu Jul 19, 2007 3:16 pm
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Topic: FLWSA regains accreditation
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Views: 2336

FLWSA regains accreditation

"The Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, also known as Taliesin, regained full accreditation last month from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Its future had been in doubt since the HLC placed it on notice in 2005, following falling enrollment and turmoil within the Frank Lloyd Wright Fou...
by flwright
Sun Jun 03, 2007 6:49 am
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Topic: Restoration Construction Time Periods for FLW Houses
Replies: 23
Views: 16883

SDR: You are right -- human safety and barrier-free design criteria are constant across the country in the NBC. An item like roof design, however, is subject to differing geographic conditions and therefore incorporates snow load and rain load tables. Weather data for virtually every city in the cou...
by flwright
Sat Jun 02, 2007 8:13 am
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Topic: Restoration Construction Time Periods for FLW Houses
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Views: 16883

SDR: Canada is much more than the sterotypical mono-climatic country of snow-covered Christmas trees from sea to frozen sea that many people think of. While Canada does have frozen tundra and perma-frost in the extreme North (we're talking the arctic areas!), it is also incredibly diverse and contai...
by flwright
Tue May 29, 2007 6:50 pm
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Topic: Restoration Construction Time Periods for FLW Houses
Replies: 23
Views: 16883

I can clearly recall the day during my early education when I learned that the U.S. doesn't have a uniform building code across the country. First, I was shocked because, in Canada, the National Building Code (NBC) has been around for ages (20+ years) and it is virtually second nature to architects ...
by flwright
Mon May 28, 2007 5:31 pm
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Topic: 1997 Life Dream house
Replies: 116
Views: 111755

A while back, a co-worker and I were talking about a mitered glass window detail that he had used on a residence back in the late 60's. I've posted a very quick sketch of the conceptual detail on my Flickr site. http://www.flickr.com/photos/48418400@N00/518687949/ It's not single pane glazing and it...
by flwright
Fri May 11, 2007 8:44 pm
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Topic: Frank Lloyd Wright furniture at WrightPlus
Replies: 22
Views: 18641

This is a very interesting question indeed. With architectural works, you are typically only permitted to produce a one-off without the express permission of the architect (or their heirs) and you'd probably pay an additional discounted fee to do so (i.e., you can't go and build infinite homes from ...
by flwright
Tue May 08, 2007 9:21 pm
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Topic: Taliesen West photos
Replies: 4
Views: 4311

dtc -- These are the very same thoughts I had when I viewed the 93 pictures from my boss' recent trip to TWest, yet it is amazing how much more you can learn from another person's point of view. Just one slight change of angle, or one change of focus can reveal a whole new set of clues, details, bea...
by flwright
Thu May 03, 2007 4:52 pm
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Topic: Later
Replies: 11
Views: 9591

Sounds like this one was a great discussion item... too bad I missed the opportunity to view it and read some of the posts!
by flwright
Sun Mar 18, 2007 10:49 am
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Topic: Will Future Generations "Save Wright"?
Replies: 29
Views: 24411

I'd have to agree with Googieagog, that Wright has gained a great amount of popularity in the last decade and, of course, not everybody actually likes Wright which is why I (like you and probably most other Wright lovers) tend to bore our guests who have no interest, or limited interest, in his work...
by flwright
Sun Mar 18, 2007 10:05 am
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Topic: Fascinating Palmer House detail
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Views: 5886

Here's a close-up shot of the Zimmerman perforated block when I was there in October. Like others, I would suspect these blocks are individually glazed and appear to simply be sealed with a glazing compound (although not the neatest job I've ever seen). The large roof overhangs would provide an enou...