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The sections posted here emphasize the importance
Wright gave to 'gesture' in architecture.
I mean all that uninhabited space in the roofs-
nevertheless it's beautiful.
(by the way SDR: strikes me how much this
forum is indebted to you for your postings.
If ever in the Bay area again, dinner on me
if you've got the time.)
About the "extravagant waste of space" springs to my mind the famous quote by Oscar Wilde "â€œWe can forgive a man for making a useful thing as long as he does not admire it. The only excuse for making a useless thing is that one admires it intensely.
The art is quite useless"
Yes, I would say the "garage" is really a carport, placed under a wooden promontory like a cave in a cliff -- in section, at least ? One thinks of what R M Schindler took away from a trip to Yosemite -- an inland version of the stony cliffs and conifers at the subject site, at the Pacific edge of the North American Plate -- which was the feeling of prospect/refuge provided by a particular camp-site shelter . . .
Unlike a cave, the carport here is has a three-sided outlook, oriented uphill, in a teaser to the visual feast of vista available from the living-room balcony(s).
https://www.curbed.com/2017/5/10/155926 ... oyd-wright
Excellent work, by the way!
It could be said that desert rubble-stone masonry might vary some in color depending on the local stone, and on whatever is the makeup of the concrete employed ?
Garages in the Usonian period are very few. We recently looked at the Erdman houses; four of the #1 plan had garages, while the #2 design featured a carport with closed sides. Wright appealing to a more conservative client ?