Article: Fletcher House by Humphrey Hall - Christchurch, New Zealand

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Re: Article: Fletcher House by Humphrey Hall - Christchurch, New Zealand

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Don't miss the owner's site: http://fletcherhouse.co.nz

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Re: Article: Fletcher House by Humphrey Hall - Christchurch, New Zealand

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The tall lantern outside the Fletcher house reminds one of some of Wright's, and Wrightians', lanterns and ventilators, most prominently found at the Stevens house, Auldbrass. Some of the examples there may be the work of restoration architect Eric Lloyd Wright, but the prototype rooftop ventilator appears on the original drawings. The stable roof there relates to the form of these accessories.


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Re: Article: Fletcher House by Humphrey Hall - Christchurch, New Zealand

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There is also one such at Gillin, which incorporates a wind chime.

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Re: Article: Fletcher House by Humphrey Hall - Christchurch, New Zealand

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Alden Dow designed a stacked lantern in this vein:
https://www.abdow.org/product/set-of-th ... -lanterns/
The Alden Dow Foundation calls these “Petal Lanterns”

Oddly enough, I saw one poking up above a parapet along the twisty stretch of Lombard Street in SF in November 2016.

The lantern’s form reminds me of a flower that pops up in my lawn in very early spring, Red or purple Dead-nettle:
https://www.google.com/amp/s/michelebal ... garis/amp/

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Re: Article: Fletcher House by Humphrey Hall - Christchurch, New Zealand

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The Lombard Street lanterns (I guess; I'll have to go there in the evening some time to see if they are light fixtures . . .).


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