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Having grown up in suburban New York in the 'fifties, it wasn't until 1965 or so, living in eastern Massachusetts, that I first heard "humungous," and "wicked" (meaning "very"). Sometime in the intervening years and decades, one or both of these -- certainly humungous -- spread across the land. I don't have a slang dictionary, so I'm playing by the seat of my pants, here . . .
Before you drew that interior arrangement I thought the space was very much smaller.JChoate wrote:Tom, It's a complicated space, but there are enough nooks & crannies to accommodate furnishings. Here's a doodle where I'd place things if it were my room. In this scenario, neither of the stone-floored window nooks is utilized but would be alternate locations for desk/chair/bed, etc.
... would not have thought a bed could have been placed perpendicular to that wall.
Your arrangement is great.
I'd love to see dimensions here.
Of course, just about every time I visit a Wright building it's smaller than I thought it would be, so I could be off.
Also spelled Hikie'e
More of a daybed and it is not required to be inset into windows.
No wonder it's use was in the 50s, everything Hawaiian was big then.
I remember fishnets and sea shells draped across the fence. And Tiki bars.
"Former apprentice, John Oppenheimer, lived there as well & he had his bed where JChoate thought of the seat & desk. We know that because John gave us a drawing of his room on paper. By the time he became an apprentice I think Gene was living up near the Hill Tower because his old apartment was, and is, damp (fixing that one day is another of the long-term hopes)."
I assume she meant John, at "by the time he became an apprentice ..." ? Just to be clear . . .
Sorry: I'd accidentally written Oppenheimer before, when it's Ottenheimer.
Hiki: Be able to
Those are legit words. The Hawaiians get so much mileage out of so few letters.
SDR, I got the term from 1950s House Beautiful plans drawn by Madeline Thatcher. That's a magazine that was popular back in the days of your youth, published just a few miles south of your hometown. Strange you never encountered it. I doubt anyone growing up in corn-fed Nebrasky or up a West Virginy holler would have heard of it.
I wonder what the Madeline Thatcher drawings looked like. I don't find her online. Was she a designer ? I didn't know anyone who read the so-called shelter magazines, and I would have been so surprised to find Mr Wright among the picket fences, the chintz and the chandeliers.
When I was young the big discovery for me was the Forum and Progressive Architecture. Just as I made do with a gift subscription to Motor Trend, so I eventually had one for the Architectural Record. What led my parents unerringly to the run-of-the-mill, the mediocre, when Road & Track and Architectural Forum would have been so much more . . . better. Well, they read Time, and the Herald Tribune; what could I expect ?
The advantage of HB, Home & Garden, House and Home, etc. is that they focused on residential architecture, which was given short shrift by Architectural Record, Architectural Forum and Progressive Architecture (my personal favorite, an evolution of Pencil Points).
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I came out of school unable to draw architecture presentably. It would have been a dream job, once I taught myself something, to do the work you describe. And it's never too late; if you had something you wanted to submit, here, you could mail a copy to me . . .
What percentage of the houses seen in the shelter magazines you named would have been of interest to our audience here ? As much as half, would you say, or 25 % ? I would have expected less. In any event, I missed out on color pictures of Wright that E Gordon was providing.
1959 (Weissman House in Rye, NY), an odd modernist box with a 28'-square living/dining room containing a circular walled space for the fireplace, and...
1960 (near *, CT), "an umbrellaed pavilion on a hill" which has a structural method similar to the one you posted.
The Franzen house roof reminds me of a Corbu: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ ... -48-26.JPG
The Beatty house, also in Rye, has a floating flat roof: https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/or ... 5fb90d.jpg
That's a Harvard architect wandering into Wright territory -- on his own terms ?
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