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by JimM
Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:00 pm
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Topic: Retail: Allen House (Wichita, KS) Planter Reproduction
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Re: Retail: Allen House (Wichita, KS) Planter Reproduction

Stephan, the first pdf link mentions "reconstituted" stone (?)
by JimM
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:03 pm
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Topic: Falling Water landscape drawings
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Re: Falling Water landscape drawings

Okay, time for a major clarification, at least for me. I've read over the FW thread and something wasn't adding up as I was able to learn more about the structure-thanks for the great drawings Tom! I also re-read Silman's transcript and decided to look closer at the video to see what I might have mi...
by JimM
Sun Jun 21, 2020 5:22 pm
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Topic: Falling Water landscape drawings
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Re: Falling Water landscape drawings

I'm not a licensed engineer, and never had to calculate anything close to FW, but did work with a civil engineer for a few years doing his residential structural work. There are plenty of architects reading this who could correct and/or elaborate... As Tom explained, there is a point where forces (m...
by JimM
Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:41 pm
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Topic: Falling Water landscape drawings
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Re: Falling Water landscape drawings

The concrete joists on the main level don't seem to have anything like that. There could have and maybe should have been continuous steel rods from west to east bent into a "smile" - low in the center bending up to high on the east and west ends. Maybe that's part of what is missing. Pretty much, T...
by JimM
Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:17 pm
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Topic: Falling Water landscape drawings
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Re: Falling Water landscape drawings

I think they should have corrected the entire thing. Silman believed post-tensioning back to"level" would have been disastrous with wood, glass and concrete cracking unpredictably. They did eliminate 3/4" of the deflection. From the start the house was never level and immediately dropped 1-3/4" aft...
by JimM
Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:14 am
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Topic: For sale: Charles and Dorothy Manson house
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Re: For sale: Charles and Dorothy Manson house

When Wright sent Pedro Guerrero to photograph Manson, then under construction, he ended up spending a night in jail. Being Hispanic and stopping for gas in Wes's brand new Cherokee red Mercury convertible apparently was suspicious enough. The attendant also had to go around the neighborhood to find ...
by JimM
Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:43 am
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Topic: School of Architecture at Taliesin is moving
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Re: School of Architecture at Taliesin is moving

Disheartening on so many levels... you can justify anything if you try hard enough, and the Foundation should be ashamed of themselves. WWFLLWS?
by JimM
Mon Jun 08, 2020 4:47 pm
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Topic: Happy One Hundred and Fifty-third!
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Happy One Hundred and Fifty-third!

I may have missed an acknowledgement; regardless... here's to ya Frank!

A party is planned:
https://www.taliesinpreservation.org/ev ... day-party/
by JimM
Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:33 am
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Topic: Video: Drafting Studios at Taliesin & Taliesin West
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Re: Video: Drafting Studios at Taliesin & Taliesin West

Somewhat jarring to see both studios devoid of any evidence of work or activity; whether due to Covid-19 or the other virus recently infecting the school... or both. These spaces left as is would be depressing on a tour; I suppose they would strategically place drawing reproductions on a few tables...
by JimM
Sun May 31, 2020 2:42 pm
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Topic: Video: Martin House basement - Buffalo, NY
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Re: Video: Martin House basement - Buffalo, NY

DavidC wrote:
Sat May 30, 2020 10:41 am
The Martin House Master Bedroom - (1:52)David
One of the original master bedroom windows has one less section of glass than the others. It was discovered during a tour years ago. The bedroom also has a couple of Wrights narrowest light screens, maybe 1.5" or so I recall.
by JimM
Sun May 31, 2020 2:18 pm
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Topic: Videos: Kaufmann House - "Fallingwater" - Mill Run, PA
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Re: Videos: Kaufmann House - "Fallingwater" - Mill Run, PA

Stephen... the current configuration is Taliesin III, after 1925, and the final "push" of the original dining room doors outward onto the terrace. Although the piers found there today were added at that time, the terrace at first remained roofed but open; later screened in before being added to the ...
by JimM
Wed May 27, 2020 1:07 pm
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Topic: Bernard Schwartz House
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Re: Bernard Schwartz House

Just wondering, but new French doors to accommodate insulated glazing would be $$...
by JimM
Tue May 26, 2020 1:05 pm
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Topic: Bernard Schwartz House
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Re: Bernard Schwartz House

Did they add insulated glass between the piers? Would be considerably more of a project with doors...
by JimM
Sat May 16, 2020 11:53 am
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Topic: Video: Tour of Taliesin - Spring Green, WI
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Re: Video: Tour of Taliesin - Spring Green, WI

SDR wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 2:38 pm
What is the approximate date at which the original approach drive was abandoned ?S
Taliesin III, about 1925. The expansion to what is there today occurred in the late '30's.
by JimM
Tue May 12, 2020 1:09 pm
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Topic: Video: Tour of Taliesin - Spring Green, WI
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Re: Video: Tour of Taliesin - Spring Green, WI

At 3:58, behind the guide, is some sort of aperture that has been awkwardly filled in with stone. What was originally there? Roderick, the only photographic reference (circa 1914) I've seen for that is on page 25 of Randolph Henning's Taliesin postcard collection, and the profiles match exactly. An...