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by KevinW
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:00 pm
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Topic: eBay: Bob Beharka designed item
Replies: 4
Views: 1154

This was Bob's form and template for his small shallow Wright planter. Just might bid on this.
by KevinW
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:43 pm
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Topic: Article: Best architects of all time - ranked
Replies: 15
Views: 3514

Silly list etc...but safe to say Gang can be left off the list.
Add a few swoopy details and you're a freaking genius.
by KevinW
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:40 pm
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Topic: Architects Design Just 2% of All Houses–Why?
Replies: 18
Views: 4098

I really have to question this 2% number that has been used for several years. Most, if not all residential builders have architects on staff. I simply cannot see how only 2% of residences get building department approval without an architects stamp, especially since most houses are two stories, whi...
by KevinW
Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:26 pm
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Topic: Number of Usonians
Replies: 30
Views: 6002

Bob Beharka, Allen Gelbin, Aaron Green, Earl Nisbet, and several other quality apprentices have created smaller homes that I think are Usonian, although not one of them ever referred them as such. Some of these apprentice designs rival that of the master, and often improve upon. Just my humble opini...
by KevinW
Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:12 am
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Topic: Article: Review of the movie "Columbus"
Replies: 7
Views: 2451

Saw the movie last night, beautifully shot, a bit dark a quirky, just the way I like them. Refreshing that a movie with Architecture as a backdrop and underlying theme had no annoying obligatory Wright references. Of course had he any examples in Columbus that might have been different. I give it 2 ...
by KevinW
Fri Sep 01, 2017 1:02 pm
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Topic: Article: Review of the movie "Columbus"
Replies: 7
Views: 2451

Going to see it tomorrow at a restored 1930's theatre in downtown Modesto. Date night, Babay!! If my wife plays her cards right, she just might get lucky..
by KevinW
Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:33 pm
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Topic: For sale: Keck & Keck in LaPorte, IN
Replies: 4
Views: 1170

I think the catch is that it is in LaPorte, Indiana as opposed to Chicago?
by KevinW
Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:29 am
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Topic: Article: Russell Barr Williamson house in WI
Replies: 5
Views: 2117

Seems like he should get a little more attention for his span of relevance..one of the few that were in the prairie period through mid century. Pretty impressive, yes?
by KevinW
Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:04 am
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Topic: Abandoned Asylums
Replies: 38
Views: 7639

I think they carry a lot of negative baggage that prevent them from adaptive reuse. Mental health even today is lacking understanding, but the procedures from 100 or more years ago is downright gruesome. Pretty difficult to get past that. A school district purchased part of an large old institution,...
by KevinW
Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:00 pm
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Topic: Ten Takeaways from Usonia
Replies: 10
Views: 2220

Encourage uniformity? Isn't that the cause / result of our current bland, unimaginative built environment?
by KevinW
Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:25 am
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Topic: Aalto at Bed Bath & Beyond?
Replies: 8
Views: 2230

Knocking off MCM items is big these days, I have seen cheap Eames knock-off chairs at World Market and Hobby Lobby. Target recently has knocked-off Wegner's Wishbone chairs and Nelson slat coffee tables.
by KevinW
Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:39 pm
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Topic: Poll concerning Trump Donghia thread
Replies: 22
Views: 5234

I vote for it to end.
by KevinW
Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:08 am
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Topic: William Whifler
Replies: 7
Views: 2512

Yes, in fact his son is a member of the MCM site on Facebook and used to contribute often. Some very well detailed, interesting work in the bay area. Good stuff!
by KevinW
Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:22 pm
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Topic: McMansion to McModern
Replies: 38
Views: 8444

Welcome to Contrived Acres...
http://www.starlightvillagehomes.com/#home
by KevinW
Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:04 am
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Topic: Ling Po house on the market in Poquoson, VA
Replies: 24
Views: 8593

Oh my, what a little sweetheart of a home. Perhaps another who could make very simple, very beautiful like Bob Beharka could. What more could anyone want or need. Thanks for sharing. This made my day!