Article/video: Taliesin West Board Room restored

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DavidC
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Article/video: Taliesin West Board Room restored

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Tom
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Wow
Never seen inside this room before.
Seems like it's yet another one of his iconic spaces.

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Hmm---canvas used as wallpaper, to replicate---what, exactly ? The life of a restoration architect is never an easy one, surely . . .

Interesting to read of the effort to retain some of the rough-hewn quality of T West, at this late date. Very good. Nothing said about Olgivanna's (?) dusty salmon paint ?

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I have been in that room only once, many years ago. It is almost unrecognizable from what I remember. Terrific restoration of one of the best rooms in the camp ... along with the Hogan and Office. When it came to designing small, intimate spaces, no one could touch Mr. Wright.

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Lovely. Tricky work at the chimney. The text states that the glass originally intersected the masonry and that this detail has been replicated with the polycarbonate; I'd love to see a photo . . .

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Note how in the shots facing the fireplace the wall on the right is masonry to the ceiling.
Yet in the embedded video that wall has a slice of mirror installed.
I liked the effect in the video.
But wonder if and where Wright ever did something like that with mirror?

... and you know that room gets HOT.

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Tom wrote:Note how in the shots facing the fireplace the wall on the right is masonry to the ceiling.
Yet in the embedded video that wall has a slice of mirror installed.
I liked the effect in the video.
But wonder if and where Wright ever did something like that with mirror?

... and you know that room gets HOT.
Originally, and for a time, that (dining) space had no roof at all. The door opening to the prow was added much later, too.

PS: The mirrors were added when Wes and the second Svetlana enclosed the terrace outside what were two very small rooms.

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Rood: by "no roof at all" do you mean that the roof was open - no glass?
Or do you mean it literally and that the space was only concrete walls?

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Tom wrote:Rood: by "no roof at all" do you mean that the roof was open - no glass?
Or do you mean it literally and that the space was only concrete walls?
Somewhere is an early photo of Mr. Wright and the Fellowship having lunch in the room ... which is completely open to the sky. It must be assumed the photo was taken after the walls were completed, but before the roof was constructed.

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