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by DRN
Tue Oct 10, 2006 12:08 pm
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Topic: Favorite Unbuilt Design?
Replies: 18
Views: 20131

I'd like to see the 30/30/120 trianglular floor plan house offered to Clifton, Jankowski, and Gross in the 1950's constructed. Per my reading of the Monographs, this appears to be one of the few post WWII recurring house types that was not built. The fact that Wright offered it to three clients lead...
by DRN
Fri Oct 06, 2006 8:14 am
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Topic: A "Disowned" Wright house in the Philly 'Burbs?
Replies: 8
Views: 7645

Jim- I remember the listing of the house with the hexagon pods... I saw it in one of the national luxury real estate mags..Unique Homes I think, around that period. I recognized it immediately as not Wright..not because I was all that perceptive in junior high, but because I had seen the house in a ...
by DRN
Thu Oct 05, 2006 4:10 pm
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Topic: A "Disowned" Wright house in the Philly 'Burbs?
Replies: 8
Views: 7645

Precisely why I wish I had clipped the article before my parents used the sunday magazine to kindle a fire in the fireplace. I was in junior high at the time, and not as critical of what I read as I am now. If I had the article, I could have a chance of looking up the owner or comparing the photos t...
by DRN
Thu Oct 05, 2006 9:07 am
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Topic: A "Disowned" Wright house in the Philly 'Burbs?
Replies: 8
Views: 7645

A "Disowned" Wright house in the Philly 'Burbs?

I'll post this question to see if anyone else remembers or knows of a house I vaguely remember from a newspaper article which I wish I had saved. I saw an article in the Philadelphia Inquirer Sunday magazine in the late '70's or very early '80's that described a house designed by Wright post-WWII, i...
by DRN
Thu Sep 28, 2006 10:07 am
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Topic: FLW house in Orlando? Ebay auction does not seem correct.!!
Replies: 2
Views: 3143

Now that I actually read the listing rather than just look at the pictures, I see Schweizer is noted. Wright's and Schweizer's roles are a bit confused and muddy, but I guess that is par for the course in these types of listings.
by DRN
Thu Sep 28, 2006 9:57 am
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Topic: FLW house in Orlando? Ebay auction does not seem correct.!!
Replies: 2
Views: 3143

I wonder if the listing is a case of confusion in attribution rather than misrepresentation. A former apprentice, Nels Schweizer, practice(d) in Florida and oversaw construction of some of Florida Southern's FLLW buildings, and later in the '60's and '70's, designed some of the later buildings on ca...
by DRN
Tue Sep 26, 2006 10:38 am
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Topic: A question for Mr. Harding Re: AZ Biltmore
Replies: 2
Views: 2716

The third floor terrace is a nice place, particularly in the cool of the evening. A great place to watch the city lights and the stars. The copper downspouts from the main roof to the third floor terrace have the intricacy of FLLW add just the right amount of fine detail. The concrete block exterior...
by DRN
Mon Sep 25, 2006 2:15 pm
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Topic: A question for Mr. Harding Re: AZ Biltmore
Replies: 2
Views: 2716

A question for Mr. Harding Re: AZ Biltmore

Did you happen to look carefully at the black and white period photos of the Biltmore displayed throughout the public spaces? There are one or two photos which clearly show the Pauson house pre-fire in the distance to the east of the hotel. The balconies at the east end of the east/west corridors of...
by DRN
Mon Sep 25, 2006 8:49 am
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Topic: Biltmore Hotel
Replies: 3
Views: 3789

A question for Mr. Harding: Did you happen to look carefully at the black and white period photos of the Biltmore displayed throughout the public spaces? There are one or two photos which clearly show the Pauson house pre-fire in the distance to the east of the hotel. The balconies at the east end o...
by DRN
Fri Sep 08, 2006 1:18 pm
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Topic: New Wright House built on orignal design site - Massaro home
Replies: 23
Views: 22993

These "enemy commentants" are are a threat to our Monocracy.
by DRN
Fri Sep 08, 2006 8:48 am
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Topic: Criticism of Middleton Hills Development
Replies: 16
Views: 16008

My earlier post was not to diminish what has been accomplished at Middleton Hills. As new housing goes, it is light years ahead of the run of the mill developments of the last 40 years. The quality of design of what has been built, both architecturally and in the infrastructure itself, is superior t...
by DRN
Fri Sep 08, 2006 7:49 am
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Topic: JA Sweeton House..Can you see it?
Replies: 33
Views: 34914

The Sweeton house is set back a considerable distance from King's Hwy. A small suburban office building and parking lot has been built between the house and the road. The house accesses the road through the parking lot and is separated from the parking lot by a hedgerow. I visited the site on a wint...
by DRN
Thu Sep 07, 2006 1:57 pm
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Topic: Criticism of Middleton Hills Development
Replies: 16
Views: 16008

Give the commercial component time to develop..it is always slower than the residential. If the daily retail needs of the residents are provided for within a 10 minute walk of their homes, people will reduce some of their short trip car usage. If public transit is convenient, frequent, and goes to t...
by DRN
Mon Jul 31, 2006 1:50 pm
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Topic: Video of FLW Buildings
Replies: 6
Views: 6876

Your proposed film sounds a lot like a film/DVD made a few years ago featuring the houses of Bruce Goff. It was made by a German film maker named Heinz Emigholz. Check out his site: http://www.bruce-goff-film.com (click on the English version) I understand Mr. Emigholz has made several films, includ...
by DRN
Thu Jul 13, 2006 11:58 am
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Topic: Music Room - John D. Haynes House
Replies: 14
Views: 12860

There was a documentary made in '97 called "Diary of an Eccentric Architect" shown on PBS which covered the construction of the future visitor's center (the free-form gunnite building painted black and red) which Johnson dubbed "Da Monsta". The documentary includes a tour of the estate and Johnson's...