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by JimM
Wed May 06, 2020 12:55 pm
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Topic: Philip Johnson 1957 AIA Speech
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Philip Johnson 1957 AIA Speech

First time aware of this... would really liked to have found a video. A rather straightforward accounting of the architectural divide between Wright and contemporaries, while at the same time clearly intending to offer quite an homage to a great Architect in the twilight of his career. Link from Wri...
by JimM
Tue Apr 28, 2020 1:23 pm
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Topic: Video: Garden Room at Taliesin West
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Re: Video: Garden Room at Taliesin West

Roderick Grant wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 1:18 pm
It was a FLW detail. Now it is just a pane with a hole in it.
That's absurd, I thought quite contextual and one of the most memorable takeaways from my first visit!
by JimM
Tue Apr 28, 2020 1:12 pm
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Topic: Video: Garden Room at Taliesin West
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Views: 3063

Re: Video: Garden Room at Taliesin West

At the start of the video at the left there's a shelf passing through a glass partition which has a hole in it. There was always a round vase or urn on the shelf intruding through the hole. Always assumed this unique detail was by Wright and curious about its absence.
by JimM
Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:35 am
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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"

Geez, color-haters... why not white brick?
by JimM
Wed Apr 22, 2020 4:07 pm
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Topic: Video: Palmer House
Replies: 4
Views: 2535

Re: Video: Palmer House

One of the best. That simple, perfect triangle detail at the apex of the ceiling... geez Frank.
(One of Howe's best works, too)
by JimM
Wed Apr 22, 2020 3:57 pm
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Topic: Article: Heath & Davidson Houses (Buffalo, NY) get landmark status
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Views: 729

Re: Article: Heath & Davidson Houses (Buffalo, NY) get landmark status

Yes, definitely impressive standing on that sidewalk looking up at it. If Robie was thought to be reminiscent of a graceful steamship, Heath would be a battleship at anchor. Wright made no attempt to disguise that it's a very large house, yet quite attractive with well balanced massing. Heath (1905)...
by JimM
Wed Apr 22, 2020 2:28 pm
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Topic: Video: FLW Home & Studio - Oak Park, IL
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Views: 616

Re: Video: FLW Home & Studio - Oak Park, IL

The library is one of FLW's early masterpieces, a completely unique space, on a par with the great playroom. I don't understand the globes in the studio. Early photos clearly show white globes, while the 'restoration' uses clear. I wonder why. Roderick, I thought this posted yesterday, but maybe th...
by JimM
Tue Apr 21, 2020 5:02 pm
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Topic: Article: Heath & Davidson Houses (Buffalo, NY) get landmark status
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Re: Article: Heath & Davidson Houses (Buffalo, NY) get landmark status

Against both owners wishes. Don't know about the Davidson owner, who appears by all accounts to be a good steward. I recall the Heath owner was apoplectic about it... imagine the horror of "more gawkers"! That's quite a broad stroke to paint most architecture and Wright aficionados; why not save you...
by JimM
Sun Apr 19, 2020 4:44 pm
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Topic: Frank Lloyd Wright Tree Of Life Stork Panel Home & Studio Foundation 1979
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Re: Frank Lloyd Wright Tree Of Life Stork Panel Home & Studio Foundation 1979

You may already know, but in case not, this panel was at the top of each of (4) piers enclosing the narrow colonnade at the entry of the Oak Park studio. Are they polyresin by a company named Ebros (I doubt it)? I've seen them online 24" tall for about $70... However, yours is an accurate reproducti...
by JimM
Fri Apr 17, 2020 4:24 pm
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Topic: Wright and Exposed Structure?
Replies: 40
Views: 3761

Re: Wright and Exposed Structure?

How deep are those reinforced concrete beams (second image) ? And what is the major unit---the spacing of those five parallel footings ? Stephen... not sure which "5th" footing you refer to.. there are secondary footings either end of, but independent of, the (4) main parallel footings. As best I c...
by JimM
Thu Apr 16, 2020 1:14 pm
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Topic: Van Bergen's Irving House on the move
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Re: Van Bergen's Irving House on the move

Can you imagine that massive brick house inching its way through the narrow streets of Milwaukee? No. Hard to imagine being remotely "affordable" (relative, I suppose)... I'd like to see how they'd manage the foundation after so many years without generating cracks throughout the brickwork and cons...
by JimM
Thu Apr 16, 2020 12:59 pm
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Topic: Wright and Exposed Structure?
Replies: 40
Views: 3761

Re: Wright and Exposed Structure?

With no slab, the only concealed (and non-concrete) structural elements at Fallingwater are below the flagstone pavers...plywood and redwood sleepers straddling the actual 4" concrete floor joists.
by JimM
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:29 am
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Topic: The Illinois 'Mile-High' Tower Architectural Model
Replies: 37
Views: 3101

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

Roderick beat me to it, but posting the following since I can't get the twenty minutes back! From the "Illinois" Wikipedia page: In his 1957 book, A Testament, Wright described the proposed structure with floor plans of the “base”, 320th, and 528th (highest) floors.[1] The floor plan for the 320th f...
by JimM
Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:19 pm
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Topic: Alert: Wright Chat outages this week
Replies: 36
Views: 4093

Re: Alert: Wright Chat outages this week

Roderick Grant wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 1:35 pm
My criticism is that when going to a site that has been posted, it no longer brings up a new tab. This is cumbersome if one wants to go back and forth.
This is the only function that has taken a few visits for me to get used to... once "retrained", it's not much of an inconvenience.