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Cass "Crimson Beach" Prefab 1:
http://wrightchat.savewright.org/viewto ... dc1806725b
Van Tamelen Prefab 1:
http://wrightchat.savewright.org/viewto ... 5aa8cd01d1
http://wrightchat.savewright.org/viewto ... c00d678246
Iber Prefab 1
http://wrightchat.savewright.org/viewto ... 9f926d23b3
Duncan Prefab 1 and Andersen "Flexivent" windows:
http://wrightchat.savewright.org/viewto ... 19dab4558e
Prefabs 1&2 on page 4:
http://wrightchat.savewright.org/viewto ... a92fe2fbb5
Odd that, among the materials listed in "The Package," roof rafters are mentioned but not roof sheathing. We know a Wright roof might occasionally fail to satisfy -- but that's a bad way to begin, isn't it ?
The Erdman Prefabs are a set of houses that must be experienced directly to be fully appreciated. I have been in McBean, Mollica and Zaferiou, all of which are very charming, though less "Wrightian" than most of FLW's work. One disconcerting detail is scale, which is somewhat larger than what one familiar with FLW's work might expect, as a result of the scale of the Andersen Windows.
While the one-story versions are solidly within the MCM mode, the 2-story McBean House has more of the FLW magic inside.
The two story Rudin house will be on the tours at the FLWBC Conference this Fall, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m looking forward to seeing it.
Monograph 8 (Ã‚Â© 1988 A.D.A EDITA Tokyo Co., Ltd. and by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation), p 220. This plan appears in Storrer, S.407, 408, 409, as the Jackson, Duncan, Iber, Post, and Cass residence. As S.410 (Zaferiou)
and 411 (Mollica and LaFond), it has a utility room added off the kitchen.
Taschen III (Ã‚Â© 2009 by TASCHEN GmbH and by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation), p 445. In Storrer this plan appears first in his series, S.406, as the Van Tamelen residence.
These elevations, found in the Monograph, belong to the Taschen plan immediately above.
Ã‚Â© 1988 A.D.A EDITA Tokyo Co., Ltd. and by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation
photos Ã‚Â© 2009 by TASCHEN GmbH and by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation
And interiors of the other built Erdman II, by William Allin Storrer.
photos Ã‚Â© 1993 by W A Storrer
we find Wright proposing a simple, compact single-story suburban three-bedroom, one bath home, in layout not unlike any number of contemporary houses built in the postwar years in America.
And he sums up his own search for the family home in this efficient plan, once more centering the main space with a chimney mass about which the living, dining, and kitchen functions pinwheel.
The house employs the same two-by-four foot vertical unit, reducing the number of vertical courses to a new minimum and producing an exterior expression more felicitous than the type II prefab
by virtue of its low profile. It would be great to find a section view of this little house, to see how he manages the needed extra height beyond the three vertical units seen on the elevations and in
the view drawing. Apparently, the strong battered base -- a water table deluxe ? -- is actually a low pony wall on which the wooden construction sits, leaving a hefty masonry "baseboard" around
the perimeter of the interior ? The elevations and perspective conceal the full height of the entry door . . .
Every interior door in the house is an accordion unit. The creative architect always stays a step ahead of the competition -- right to the end ?
Ã‚Â© 2009 by TASCHEN GmbH, Ã‚Â© 1988 A.D.A EDITA Tokyo Co., Ltd. and by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation