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by Matt
Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:28 am
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Topic: House in Berkeley, CA
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Nope. There is no balance here or repose. The angled roof is angled to an absurd degree. Why? The masonry mass is so tall that is feels like it might snap. And the upper mass to the right of the masonry is heftier than the mass beneath it. In general, I like the "weight" of a design on the lower lev...
by Matt
Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:59 pm
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Topic: House in Berkeley, CA
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I think "designed" is being generous.
by Matt
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:59 pm
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Topic: Lake Tahoe Summer Colony
Replies: 147
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Sketchup is great. I thought you might be using Maya or Cinema 4D. I've had difficulties getting Sketchup models to be 3D printable (i.e. watertight)
by Matt
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:19 am
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Topic: Lake Tahoe Summer Colony
Replies: 147
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What modeling program are you using? Sketchup or something more robust?

I've always wanted to start some sort of group dedicated to created accurate models of all of Wright's designs.
by Matt
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:46 am
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Topic: For sale: Three of Wright's Glencoe, IL houses
Replies: 37
Views: 11849

I've always thought that Sherman Booth house was an ungainly thing. That third story throws things off balance to my eye.

Oh, if only they'd built the orginal Booth plan. A great unbuilt masterpiece.
by Matt
Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:41 pm
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Topic: Article: 'Rethinking the modern house museum'
Replies: 4
Views: 1588

Most museums gave up on prohibiting people from taking photos. In fact, the social media aspect of posting photos helps spread the word about the museum. House museums should use the same approach.
by Matt
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:02 pm
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Topic: Video & article: David Henken's Anderson House
Replies: 5
Views: 1688

Yikes. To me that is Wright done wrong. The composition is more frenetic than balanced. I think the exposed rafters...and their frequency...is an aesthetic assault.
by Matt
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:52 am
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Topic: Harold McCormick House
Replies: 22
Views: 5925

Did this ever go to working drawings? When I was studying Wright in depth, I was surprised at how many projects wen to full construction docs, but didn't ultimately get built. No doubt this was due to the surprise estimates from builders based on these drawings. The mid-century architect I'm now stu...
by Matt
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:49 am
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Topic: Taliesin 1-ish 3D Print Model
Replies: 74
Views: 19504

I have a printer. Where can I get the model?
by Matt
Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:55 am
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Topic: Wright and Wealth?
Replies: 4
Views: 1412

I wonder what they are using as sources. Was any financial information included in the archive transferred to NYC?

I suppose someone could go all the letters and look up requests for payment and confirmation of payment received.
by Matt
Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:45 am
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Topic: Wright and Wealth?
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Wright and Wealth?

Has anyone done an analysis of Wright's finances? How much was he earning in his Oak Park years and how did that compare to the median wage of the time? He always lived well, but always claimed poverty. For a guy who kept everything...I haven't seen any accounts of his income, book keeping, or tax r...
by Matt
Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:31 pm
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Topic: Looking for research material for Prefab era 1906-1916?
Replies: 14
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There was a book written on the system built home project. I think it had a very small print run, so not widely circulated.
by Matt
Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:01 am
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Topic: Materials and Techniques History?
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Views: 1009

Plate glass is a particular interest. It seems that when floor to ceiling walls of glass were possible, it led to a very different design practice, from walls in which windows were punched to a looser assembly of parts. Did massive glass plates lead to Mies entire style?
by Matt
Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:33 am
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Topic: Materials and Techniques History?
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Materials and Techniques History?

I've been researching mid-century building and am looking for any information on: --the advent of big plate glass. There are some glass walls in the Seattle area that must be 7-8 feet wide and just as tall. Any information on what such plates became feasible. A number of houses here used them in the...
by Matt
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:37 am
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Topic: Article: David Wright owner buys adjacent properties
Replies: 190
Views: 81701

That was a pretty crummy thing to do. Didn't he win some preservation award? Can we take it back?