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by Macrodex
Wed Nov 09, 2011 6:18 pm
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Topic: FLLW Grids
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FLLW Grids

I was wondering: I know of Wright's usage of grids during the Usonian era - 2x4, 4x4, etc. -- and his usage of a grid in the Coonley house -- considered the first zoned house; did Wright use grid systems prior to Coonley/throughout the Prairie years? The two images have a 3'-6" grid, but, are reprod...
by Macrodex
Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:04 pm
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Topic: Video: Bob Vila tours Hollyhock
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Views: 7955

Is the story that Barnsdall asked for the hollyock motif documented? This book I have on Hollyhock [including Unity and Johnson Wax] doesn't mention much about if Aline specified the motif; however, Wright's prelims of Hollyhock are interesting to note in that they don't have the idea of the motif ...
by Macrodex
Sun Sep 04, 2011 8:31 pm
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Topic: Article: Mile-High Building
Replies: 43
Views: 36103

Mr. Wright saw the skyscraper taking over every city in such a fashion that overcrowding effectively eliminated the possibility of having natural sunlight Wasn't a precursor to this the Skyscraper Regulation project? I think Sullivan predated that, even; I recall him proposing some sort of steps al...
by Macrodex
Sun Sep 04, 2011 12:29 pm
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Topic: Article: Mile-High Building
Replies: 43
Views: 36103

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by Macrodex
Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:56 pm
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Topic: Article: Mile-High Building
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Views: 36103

Speaking of the Mile High, there was an 80's proposal for Chicago on par with it: The Miglin-Beitler Skyneedle, Chicago, 610 m, 125 floors. http://archiv.neviditelnypes.zpravy.cz/architek/0805b.jpg http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u110/vietmusique/buildings/m-b_2.jpg http://img397.imageshack.us/im...
by Macrodex
Mon Aug 22, 2011 4:30 pm
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Topic: Fraternity house for Phi Gamma Delta
Replies: 36
Views: 19067

Looking up "frank lloyd wright Chi of Sigma Chi," came across an FLLW unbuilt house.

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http://www.iotasigma.org/dev/housepics.html
by Macrodex
Sun Aug 21, 2011 5:16 pm
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Topic: Fraternity house for Phi Gamma Delta
Replies: 36
Views: 19067

I think I convinced him that was not such a good idea.
What was the reason(s)? It's probably right to assume the textile blocks were a noted concern.
by Macrodex
Sat Aug 20, 2011 8:30 pm
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Topic: Fraternity house for Phi Gamma Delta
Replies: 36
Views: 19067

Fraternity house for Phi Gamma Delta

I didn't see any thread on this project by Wright. His education-related buildings are interesting -- especially when it's comprised of Mayan-revival --, and I was wondering if any plans were published of the Fraternity, or the Rosenwald school project. http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/9900/frater...
by Macrodex
Tue Aug 09, 2011 8:27 pm
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Topic: Article: FLW and the Wisconsin Dells Bridge
Replies: 9
Views: 11978

The Butterfly Bridge can briefly be seen in Die Hard; no surprise considering Joel Silver was involved.
by Macrodex
Tue Aug 09, 2011 2:27 pm
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Topic: Florida Southern College
Replies: 97
Views: 94617

DRN: http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/whi/fullRecord.asp?id=26500&qstring=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wisconsinhistory.org%2Fwhi%2Fresults.asp%3Fsubject_narrow%3DUnbuilt%2Barchitectural%2Bprojects I am not positive -- as it's been a while since I've looked through their archive -- but, I believe it also has a p...
by Macrodex
Sun Aug 07, 2011 8:44 pm
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Topic: Florida Southern College
Replies: 97
Views: 94617

I know this is resurrecting an old thread, but, found some interesting stuff relevant to Spivey. http://img843.imageshack.us/img843/3574/0406000117l.jpg FLLW sketch. http://img814.imageshack.us/img814/7732/sn1r.jpg Project for Robert Publicker. http://www.design.upenn.edu/new/alumni/publications/pii...
by Macrodex
Sat Jul 30, 2011 7:55 pm
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Topic: Midway Gardens Roof
Replies: 25
Views: 17372

http://img535.imageshack.us/img535/143/r58763midwaygardenslowr.jpg http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/7978/r58764midwaygardenslowr.jpg http://img842.imageshack.us/img842/4354/r58765midwaygardenslowr.jpg I know one of them is an interior shot, but, I never get the chance to post them. Also, I'm assu...
by Macrodex
Fri Jul 15, 2011 5:23 pm
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Topic: Film: "Sacred Spaces" documentary on E. Fay Jones
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Views: 2651

http://www.flickr.com/photos/midcentarc ... 918695464/

Here's a flicker with a myriad of Fay Jones' Walton residence. Interesting circle piece with the stone.
by Macrodex
Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:35 am
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Topic: Rebuilding the Larkin Building?
Replies: 213
Views: 139137

Image

Granted, the picture is tiny, but, it is a color picture of Larkin.