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by DRN
Thu Apr 05, 2007 2:14 pm
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Topic: If a developer wanted to demo Kaden..
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If the situation came up, I would do what I could to advocate for the building's preservation. Not because it was designed by a former associate of Wright, though that would surely come into play in a hearing, but because it is something rare in the suburban landscape: a useful and memorable landmar...
by DRN
Thu Mar 29, 2007 2:50 pm
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Topic: old and failing radiant heat
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Could the conduits cause a dissimilar metals issue? The heating pipes I would guess would be steel or maybe cast iron. Most conduit of the period and since is galvanized steel: hard conduit or armorflex. The lack of encasement of the pipes in the slab and the potential for condensation cycling seems...
by DRN
Wed Mar 28, 2007 8:01 am
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Topic: old and failing radiant heat
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Not to stick my nose into another's quarrel but.... The quote RJH shared does not give enough of the context of the situations in which the steel reinforcing in the concrete has deteriorated. Corrosion or rusting is a common and potentially serious problem where the concrete coverage of the steel ha...
by DRN
Tue Mar 27, 2007 1:55 pm
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Topic: old and failing radiant heat
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Probably neither are effective, but I have to ask... Could a breached pipe system be used as a conduit to run/pull pex tubing? There would be heat transfer issues, but if a larger than normal pex pipe is run such that it better fills the existing pipe diameter, would it work? I saw an episode of Thi...
by DRN
Tue Mar 27, 2007 8:25 am
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Topic: old and failing radiant heat
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Assuming that not all existing systems have been blessed with copper, are there any measures that can be taken to reduce the potential for corrosion in exisitng operable systems with steel piping? Steel embedded in concrete is typically not prone to corrosion problems. Is the issue that the pipes ar...
by DRN
Fri Mar 23, 2007 1:45 pm
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Topic: Will Future Generations "Save Wright"?
Replies: 29
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To touch upon Mr. Hertzberg's concern about racial and ethnic diversity in the Wright enthusiast/owner community... I share it. The answer is far beyond the scope of my meager blurb, but it may be rooted in the following: Lack of awareness, or at least importance placed upon the arts in the US in ge...
by DRN
Fri Mar 23, 2007 10:54 am
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Topic: Will Future Generations "Save Wright"?
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I too got hooked on Wright early. In 1976 when I was 10, I was rumaging through a magazine pile at my grandparent's house. In the pile, I found a 1956 issue of Arizona Highways that featured Wright's work to that point in and around Phoenix. The pictures and plans had me spellbound. On a later visit...
by DRN
Thu Mar 22, 2007 3:42 pm
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Topic: The Kaden Tower for sale, Louisville, KY..
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The bit about the Kaden Tower being based on a "Hotel design for India" by Wright has always bothered me. I've never found an Indian hotel project in the Monographs. I did find a design for a department store in India from the '40's or '50's which is similar only in that it is several stories tall, ...
by DRN
Thu Mar 22, 2007 3:12 pm
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Topic: Pictures and Reviews of Trip to WI and Chicago, IL..
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I enjoyed each one while eating my lunch yesterday. Great pics. Mr. Harding's Davenport house looks fantastic. That tour alone would have made the trip for me. On page 3 there are two buildings: a Prairie-esque house and a circular building; what are those? Were they on the itinerary, or were they h...
by DRN
Wed Mar 07, 2007 8:15 pm
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Topic: JA Sweeton House..Can you see it?
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by DRN
Tue Mar 06, 2007 7:46 am
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Topic: Walker House, Carmel, CA
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SDR: You wondered what the soffit material is on the Walker House. It is a striated plywood product called Weldtex which was developed by an industrial designer named Donald Deskey in the 1940's. It was popular in the '40's and '50's and disappeared from the market in the '60's or early 70's. My gra...
by DRN
Fri Mar 02, 2007 12:25 pm
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Topic: Rich Client, Poor Client
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High end of wealth scale for residential clients: Darwin Martin, Avery Coonley, Aline Barnsdall, EJ Kaufmann, Loeb, and HC Price. Low end: Hands down..Jim Berger for the magnum opus "Eddie's dog house"; seriously.. Seth Peterson, Herbert Jacobs, and Raymond Carlson. I guess a good measure of FLLW's ...
by DRN
Mon Feb 12, 2007 7:33 am
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Topic: Images of the work of the late John H. Howe
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Views: 11894

Though not an apprentice to Wright or Howe, an architect by the name of Kelly Davis, AIA at SALA Architects has a body of work which has the "feel" of Wright and Howe. In fact, Davis designed a renovation project for a house designed by Howe. Check out his work at: http://www.salaarc.com/frameset.ht...
by DRN
Fri Feb 09, 2007 8:19 am
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Topic: Images of the work of the late John H. Howe
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Thanks for posting these pics! I hope a book of Howe's work post 1959 materializes someday. I had the pleasure doing a drive-by of Howe's Royston Cottage (1961-69) in the Philly 'burbs not long ago. It wasn't very visible, even with leaves off the trees, but what little I could see appeared to be on...
by DRN
Thu Feb 08, 2007 2:33 pm
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Topic: Buildings and homes built AFTER Wright died
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Hypnoraygun- The article you posted from "enquirer.com" dated August 16, 2003 is the Usonian house in Ohio, I noted in my list. Thanks for finding it. I couldn't remember where I saw it. If you compare the house in the pictures to the houses illustrated in the Goetsch-Winckler book, "Affordable Drea...