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by KevinW
Fri Apr 07, 2006 11:10 am
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Topic: "The Fellowship: The Untold Story of Frank Lloyd Wright
Replies: 64
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another book

This book does not matter. Here's what I know, having worked with 2 former apprentices, who worked very closly with Wright, during the 1940's and 50's, and knowing at least 20 former Wright apprentices. Those gifted apprentices who understood Wright's vision would go off on their own, graciously, I ...
by KevinW
Fri Feb 03, 2006 2:05 am
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Topic: Question For You All...
Replies: 7
Views: 5495

the market

Paul mentioned the Eichler tracts here in Northern California. These nice modest homes, of simple materials, are in my opinion the perfect California home. The indoor outdoor lifestyle that our great weather affords was the emphasis of their design, on a practical scale, and budget. You really got a...
by KevinW
Fri Feb 03, 2006 1:36 am
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Topic: Usonian window wall mullions
Replies: 5
Views: 4683

sill condition

Doug The typical detail indeed was the sill, almost always a "bulkhead" type sill, sealant or gasket closing the gap betwwen the wood and the concrete pad. These window walls , which of course included operable panels, lead out to a hardscape terrace, sometimes elevated above grade, and usually prot...
by KevinW
Thu Jan 26, 2006 9:04 pm
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Topic: Most Liveable Wright Home?
Replies: 37
Views: 28756

AGG

My Liebermeister AGG, I was able to find four views of the Allan M. Paul House by AGG in the October 1959 House Beautiful. It is amazing what may be done with simple materials on a good site, in the hands of a talented architect who truly understands organic principles. Would you know of a link or ...
by KevinW
Thu Jan 26, 2006 8:53 pm
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Topic: 24 TV Premier/Usonian Building
Replies: 7
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alias

This seasons premier of Alias with Jennifer Garner was filmed at the Benson House in Malibu, designed by Wes Peters. For whatever that is worth....
by KevinW
Thu Jan 26, 2006 8:49 pm
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Topic: Most Liveable Wright Home?
Replies: 37
Views: 28756

owner occupied

In addition rgrant's list; Gladys Wright is 103 and still in her Arizona home (as of december 2005) The Walton Home in Modesto The Berger Home is still in the family, although Gloria had to leave her home in 2004 for health reasons. It is currently being rented. Although Buck Fawcett sold his farm r...
by KevinW
Wed Jan 25, 2006 11:12 pm
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Topic: Most Liveable Wright Home?
Replies: 37
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most livable

here's my 2 cents.... 1. Not by Wright, but the next best thing, the Paul House 1953 by Aaron Green. Quite simply....Perfect in every single way. Very small, just over 1,000 sf maybe, original owners in their 90's still occupy, have changed nothing since 1953, except a lightbulb or two. Just down th...
by KevinW
Wed Jan 25, 2006 10:40 pm
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Topic: FLLW and His Cars
Replies: 16
Views: 15883

FLLW-Cars

FLLW Quarterly Spring 1997 features the following articles;

Architecture and the Automobile

FLLW's cars

The Lincoln Continentals
by KevinW
Wed Oct 12, 2005 6:19 pm
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Topic: Modern Usonian: Radiant heat options?
Replies: 10
Views: 9391

Bob May

Bob May was an excellent Architect, another former apprentice who took what he learned from Wright and created beautiful work with happy clients! Contrary to popular belief, There are and were many quality apprentices.
by KevinW
Sat Sep 10, 2005 10:41 pm
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Topic: usonian tile
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Views: 5499

Taliesin West

Regarding Taliesin West, the complex was never intended for year round use, but as it became headquarters for archives, Architects, etc... the need for it's current poor air conditioning was a reality. So, indeed that is a post FLLW addition. The board and batten aluminum bathroom was in fact from t...
by KevinW
Sun Feb 27, 2005 10:24 pm
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Topic: Jacobs House (1936) drawings?
Replies: 30
Views: 32448

Yeah.....those aluminum storefront windows will look very "cool" on a "usonian". Would it not be appropriate right here and now to stop referring to these things as Usonian's. If it did not come directly from Wright, then it is not a Usonian. It may be referred to as Wrightian, perhaps it may have s...
by KevinW
Sun Feb 27, 2005 5:34 pm
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Topic: Jacobs House (1936) drawings?
Replies: 30
Views: 32448

HMMMMM.....Howza about I build a "version" of Fallingwater......but on a flat site!....genius! Fauxsonian.....it'll be all the rage!
by KevinW
Sat Feb 26, 2005 8:40 pm
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Topic: FLW in Texas?
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Views: 7016

Two Architects come to mind, 1. David George, Taliesin fellow,1940's worked in DFW area in 50's through 90's. 2. Harwell Hamilton Harris worked in Dallas area in the 50's. He worked for Neutra, and was inspired by Wright.
by KevinW
Mon Feb 07, 2005 11:18 pm
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Topic: Raking the horizonal brick mortor in FLW houses
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Views: 14326

Larry I agree with your mason. Using a raked joint on an exterior application is not recommended, and could void any warranty. My suggestion would be to use either a "v-joint" or a "weathered joint". Either of these will shed water, and still offer the horizontal shadow you are wanting. I will keep ...
by KevinW
Sun Feb 06, 2005 7:32 pm
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Topic: Need an arch. to design my house
Replies: 17
Views: 21795

Nothing like a back handed compliment from the "experts"