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by Matt
Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:25 am
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Topic: Erdman Prefabs
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What was the prefabrication system of these homes? I take it the horizontal wall elements? Or were entire walls shipped to the site? It seems there was still a lot of custom building on site for these homes.
by Matt
Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:58 pm
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Topic: Erdman Prefabs
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I assume that the Wright Erdman house we know is the only design he contributed. The Crestview design seems more spacially interesting to my eye. I don't know much about the Wright design other than it's a rather plane long box with little of the movements of his other designs. Perhaps this was a re...
by Matt
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:18 am
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Topic: Erdman Prefabs
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Thanks for posting. I've always thought the Erdman prefab was the dullest home Wright every designed...if in fact he designed it. But there is a "Crestview" model in the brochure that seems much more interesting.
by Matt
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:02 am
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Topic: Rose and Gertrude Pauson house
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Another factor in the complexity of Wrights details is that the cost of skilled labor was very cheap through the 1930s. I don't see this as an excuse to make things overly complex, but you could have complex woodworking done for a few bucks an hour in labor cost. I have always thought Wright should ...
by Matt
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:45 am
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Topic: Rose and Gertrude Pauson house
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Wright's process has a fractal quality in which a guiding module is utilized at every level of detail. That gives a unifying look but it can also be a bit obsessive in its application. I also think that Wright didn't really care much about making his designs convenient to build. He designed and didn...
by Matt
Fri May 25, 2018 3:52 pm
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Topic: 1949 Taliesin Origami Chair - Dimensions? Sketches? Drawing?
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I sat in one of these chairs at T-West and found it comfy, but can't really fall in love with the design. Too heavy and over-complicated.
by Matt
Fri May 25, 2018 3:50 pm
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Topic: Regional modernism
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SDR, I'd welcome your thoughts on Kirk. There is a lot of the Mies module box going on here with his work. Another northwest architect, Paul Thiry was much more international style...as in the concrete work of Corbu. There is an Asian influence in the Pacific Northwest, but I suspect it is Japan by ...
by Matt
Fri May 25, 2018 9:58 am
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Topic: Regional modernism
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I'm writing a book on Paul Kirk...as there has never been one before. His work in the Puget Sound area is wonderful...Mies but with wood.
by Matt
Wed May 23, 2018 3:23 pm
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Topic: Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church
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Any opinions on the provenance of this particular design? It always felt to me more Wes Peters than Wright.
by Matt
Tue May 22, 2018 4:02 pm
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Topic: Bid Early, Bid Often
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Views: 935

Bid Early, Bid Often

Got my Bonham's catalog in the mail today. If anyone is after an old Taliesin lamp, check out Lot 69.

https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/24846/ ... right&m0=0
by Matt
Wed May 16, 2018 2:35 pm
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Topic: Harwell Harris Mulvihill House
Replies: 25
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I'm looking at it purely from the interest in vertical wood siding. I think Wurster added a V groove which does result in a shadowline, but others in the northwest mounted is flush (Yeon, Belluschi). Willy is brick. I'm not sure if Wright every used vertical mounted siding and his Usonians never had...
by Matt
Wed May 16, 2018 10:22 am
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Topic: Harwell Harris Mulvihill House
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Was the Gregory farmhouse by Wurster the first? Designed in '29

https://www.apartmenttherapy.com/gregor ... am-w-55032
by Matt
Tue May 15, 2018 11:06 pm
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Topic: Harwell Harris Mulvihill House
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Flush mounted siding in general had the benefit of reading more like a volume surface as opposed to a covering. It may be as close to stucco as you could get in the northwest. Wurster and other Bay Area designers used flush mounted siding either horizontal or vertical. Even Nuetra used it in his Bay...
by Matt
Tue May 15, 2018 9:43 am
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Topic: Harwell Harris Mulvihill House
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What's the history of using vertical siding? When did this trend begin? I think Breuer used vertical siding. It's common in the northwest.
by Matt
Tue May 08, 2018 7:54 pm
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Topic: Is this Desk Lamp Authentic?
Replies: 151
Views: 73259

I suppose a desk is a kind of table.

Somone at the Foundation referred to this at a Taliesin III lamp, but I'm not sure they were ever given an official name. And the reproductions are called Taliesin I as your links indicate.