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by Rood
Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:50 pm
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Topic: Sure, we can call anything "Frank Lloyd Wright"
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Re: Sure, we can call anything "Frank Lloyd Wright"

Looking for more images of that drafting stool. The drafting table base makes perfect sense, its triangles adapted to the task at hand (as it were). The stool: not so much ? Was it someone's afterthought (or assignment), to make something related to the table base ? What is that T-shaped construct ...
by Rood
Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:47 pm
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Topic: Article: Why hasn't pre-fab home construction taken off?
Replies: 15
Views: 1574

Re: Article: Why hasn't pre-fab home construction taken off?

It seems that "prefab" these days is about modular construction with component like a room or bathroom or kitchen made in a factory and trucked to a site for assembly. This is, to me, a process that is flawed due to the transportation issues. Why not a system of posts and panels? I think Shindler h...
by Rood
Mon Oct 05, 2020 3:12 pm
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Topic: Book: Car is Architecture - FLW's cars & motorcycle
Replies: 75
Views: 20566

Re: Book: Car is Architecture - FLW's cars & motorcycle

Voisin's dealers demanded a mascot on the radiator, as all other luxury or sporting Grand Touring cars of the period had them. Gabriel Voisin, thinking it a ridiculous and unnecessary bauble, gave the dealers and customers a mascot, but designed it on his terms: it was light weight (scraps from the...
by Rood
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:49 am
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Topic: The Illinois 'Mile-High' Tower Architectural Model
Replies: 37
Views: 5840

Re: The Illinois 'Mile-High' Tower Architectural Model

Yes, the Illinois was "for Chicago", but to be fair to Mr. Wright, he intended his Mile High to be set in a one-mile-square park, his reasoning being squarely in line with decentralization. Rather than cluttering the landscape with buildings and streets covering every scrap of land ... it would be ...
by Rood
Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:40 pm
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Topic: The Illinois 'Mile-High' Tower Architectural Model
Replies: 37
Views: 5840

Re: The Illinois 'Mile-High' Tower Architectural Model

Yes, the Illinois was "for Chicago", but to be fair to Mr. Wright, he intended his Mile High to be set in a one-mile-square park.
by Rood
Mon Sep 07, 2020 1:36 pm
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Topic: Feiman house
Replies: 11
Views: 2011

Re: Feiman house

Roderick Grant wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:40 am
Rood, that sounds right: Gordon. But he wasn't married or was dallying when I met him.
Barber's marriage to Nancy Cronkite broke up while they were living at Taliesin West.
by Rood
Sun Sep 06, 2020 5:09 pm
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Topic: Feiman house
Replies: 11
Views: 2011

Re: Feiman house

There was an apprentice named Barber (don't recall his first name), though he is not in the Directory. I met him at an event at Zimmermann. I doubt it is the same person; he would be in his 70s or 80s now. Don't know if it's the same person, but Gordon Barber was an apprentice in the 1970's. At the...
by Rood
Sun Aug 16, 2020 12:08 pm
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Topic: For sale: John Lautner's Williams House - Los Angeles, CA
Replies: 29
Views: 3434

Re: For sale: John Lautner's Williams House - Los Angeles, CA

SDR wrote: ↑Sat Aug 15, 2020 9:02 pm One could find Wright's angular play in Lautner's plan---though Wright built many more such houses after 1950 than before---but other than right angles you won't find the elder man's favored 30- and 45-degree ones in the Schaffer drawing. S [/quote] Hmm ... I fin...
by Rood
Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:54 pm
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Topic: House on the Mesa
Replies: 49
Views: 31512

Re: House on the Mesa

I'm not claiming any direct connction by this but it is interesting to note the very general similarity between the living room pavilion of the Mesa House and the IIT College of Architecture in Chicago many decades later. Both structures place double beams on top and incorporate them into the image...
by Rood
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:21 pm
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Topic: "Windswept" Studio for Franklin Watkins
Replies: 26
Views: 6919

Re: "Windswept" Studio for Franklin Watkins

This, Teater's Knoll and the Boomer house (a desert design originally) all look like they aspire to flight. The Gull, The Eagle . . . and the Chicken ? Mr. Wright may have redesigned (and renamed) the house for the desert for cousin Jorgine, but the original design was meant for George Clark on a s...
by Rood
Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:19 am
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Topic: "Windswept" Studio for Franklin Watkins
Replies: 26
Views: 6919

Re: "Windswept" Studio for Franklin Watkins

juankbedoya wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:07 pm
Roderick Grant wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:26 pm
More like a praying mantis.
I see it more like a ship taking fly, going to the sky like Teater's Knoll.
Yeah, but how did that ship happen to land in the desert southwest, a couple thousand miles from the ocean?
by Rood
Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:45 pm
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Topic: "Windswept" / Studio for Franklin Watkins
Replies: 9
Views: 1358

Re: "Windswept" / Studio for Franklin Watkins

An elegant design that is well endowed with delight and maybe commodity, but firmness, not so much. Wright's letter makes clear his awareness that the single thickness lapped wood walls and roof will move, cup, and check, that water and air infiltration is likely, and that all of these issues shoul...
by Rood
Mon Jul 20, 2020 4:48 pm
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Topic: Article: Laurie Virr's House 'Rivendell' - Canberra, AU
Replies: 91
Views: 30293

Re: Article: Laurie Virr's House 'Rivendell' - Canberra, AU

I thought that this thread might be the likely place to give you Wright Chatters an update on Laurie Virr. I have had the pleasure of visiting with Laurie weekly via Skype for a number of years. Laurie has now been transferred to a physical rehab hospital after two weeks in hospital due to a fall. ...