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by SREcklund
Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:54 pm
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Topic: Book: 'FLW vs. America - the 1930's' - Donald Johnson
Replies: 6
Views: 868

Re: Book: 'FLW vs. America - the 1930's' - Donald Johnson

DavidC wrote:Anyone familiar with this book? The merits - or, lack there of?
I have it, and plan to read it right after Roderick ... :lol:
by SREcklund
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:02 am
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Topic: Article: Getting high in FLW Jr's Sowden House
Replies: 22
Views: 4549

During the coming attractions at a local multiplex last weekend, I caught a glimpse of the courtyard of Sowden in the trailer for a thriller. Not sure of the name of the upcoming film. "I Am The Night" - it's a limited run series on TNT that includes the Black Dahlia murder case. Many folks ... inc...
by SREcklund
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:39 am
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Topic: Video: Midway Gardens - w/ Spyros Papapetros
Replies: 11
Views: 1642

I have never seen the drawing of the Hollyhock furniture. It would have helped in my work on the living room couches, but apparently Taliesin kept it to themselves. For the overstuffed chair that is to be replicated this year, having that drawing would be helpful. I know that Jeffrey Herr has been ...
by SREcklund
Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:02 am
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Topic: Boulter House
Replies: 22
Views: 4187

The Boulter House MLS listing is now online ...

Listing Detail #1606933 - Residential
by SREcklund
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:20 am
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Topic: Sturges house - Is it in good hands?
Replies: 5
Views: 889

My understanding is that it did not sell at the much-hyped auction, but was quietly sold to a trust about a year later. I've been unable to learn anything more about the new owners, other than one interesting moment last year, when an individual visited Hollyhock House and was asking a lot of questi...
by SREcklund
Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:15 pm
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Topic: UNESCO Pullout
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Views: 452

Re: UNESCO Pullout

I hope this doesn't affect the FLlW World Heritage proposal. https://archinect.com/news/article/150112664/us-withdrawal-from-unesco-based-on-perceived-anti-israel-bias-becomes-official It was stated at the time of the initial pullout announcement (Oct 2017) that it wouldn't impact the nomination, b...
by SREcklund
Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:17 pm
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Topic: Crime at Olfelt
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Views: 8179

I think it would be a good idea to see what, exactly, their plans are before passing judgement. Additions are not necessarily a bad thing, depending how they are designed. It's the loss of cabinetry, fixtures, etc. that would be difficult to stomach. You've participated in enough work on Wright str...
by SREcklund
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:28 am
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Topic: Oboler Complex After the Fire
Replies: 18
Views: 2780

Re: Oboler

Thanks, Stan, for the (horrible) photos. It must have been heartbreaking to visit the site. As an outsider, I wonder why fire-suppression devices can't be installed on all these important structures (i. e. external sprinklers). It wasn't fun. The devastation is mind-boggling ... I drove for 10 minu...
by SREcklund
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:19 pm
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Topic: Oboler Complex After the Fire
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Views: 2780

John Lautner was the apprentice in charge, so the quality control must have been top of the line. The difference between Oboler and other desert concrete buildings is that the stones available in the Malibu area do not compare well with what is to be found in Arizona. The Retreat has the best stone...
by SREcklund
Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:23 pm
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Topic: Oboler Complex After the Fire
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Views: 2780

Nor sure but some of the "desert masonry" seems to be veneer? Seems to be 'patty-caked' over conventional structural concrete ...yucky I think it's probably an optical illusion (I'm thinking the tops of the columns in the first pic, for example). I don't think you could find rocks thin enough to do...
by SREcklund
Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:26 pm
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Topic: Oboler Complex After the Fire
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Views: 2780

Oboler Complex After the Fire

For the last few weeks, I've been trying to put eyes on the Oboler Complex to validate the reports of fire damage. Twice before, I was stopped by road blockages; sadly, that was not the case today. Washed by a gentle rain, the desolation was immense, yet the beauty of the desert masonry and Arch Obo...
by SREcklund
Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:16 pm
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Topic: LA fires: Arch Obler, etc.
Replies: 32
Views: 3204

Re: Arch Oboler Complex Appears Lost

Arch Oboler Complex Appears Lost. Pretty clear evidence. As soon as conditions allow, I will go by the site and put eyes and camera on what's left. Roads have continued to be blocked through last weekend, but now there's a major storm coming into town and voluntary evacuations are underway for the ...
by SREcklund
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:52 pm
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Topic: Has Eric Lloyd Wright evacuated his Malibu compound?
Replies: 43
Views: 6958

Well, some work had been done since I last was there in the 90s. There was no 'lake' on the property then. Zachary, do you have an image showing Eleanor's Retreat? That was destroyed once before, but the desert concrete survived and was reused, and only the wood had to be replicated. The site where...
by SREcklund
Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:30 pm
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Topic: Has Eric Lloyd Wright evacuated his Malibu compound?
Replies: 43
Views: 6958

Roderick Grant wrote:Again, one must ask: When will power lines be buried?
Right after the utilities figure out how to pass the cost along to the users ...
by SREcklund
Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:28 pm
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Topic: Affordable Wright Inspired midcentury
Replies: 23
Views: 3390

Judging by the number of presumably dead cars strewn around the house when viewed on Google Earth, I'd say it's in need of a little love ... 8)