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Re: Hugo Avila's Wright Renders

Posted: Sun Jan 03, 2021 2:02 pm
by jay
Searching around the Artstor link DRN provided today, we've got a handful more drawings to review in the furthering mystery of the Stracke project....

Here is a drawing with the fireplace moved. It appears an apprentice did the plan, and Wright came and added comments.
https://library.artstor.org/#/asset/285 ... 9702620323
The curved terrace on the west seems to say "What is purpose?".
A terrace to the north seems drawn in by Wright's hand....?
And the commentary on the main space is about an enlargement:
"Could maybe moved out by one more section––although proportion is good. Believe room is pretty small for all kinds of activities. What are dimensions?"

This drawing is interesting regarding the roof form...
https://library.artstor.org/#/asset/285 ... 9702650317
The thumbnail illustration (on top right on floor plan) seems to show a hip roof, and do the two notes that say "slope" in the living room indicate the same, or something else?

And this drawing looks to be from Wright (?) as an entirely different scheme, which has its main space "flipped".
https://library.artstor.org/#/asset/285 ... 9702679206
Could anyone who can read Wright's handwriting tell me what it says to the right of "Terrace"? And below that, which looks to be the hallway, what does that say?
(I also find the lines drawn in the pathways of the house to be fascinating... Is this Wright checking the directional movements of his design? An evidence of his plotted "compression and release" effect?)

Re: Hugo Avila's Wright Renders

Posted: Sun Jan 03, 2021 2:36 pm
by SDR
Well---I've not seen Wright use an all-caps hand as seen on the first drawing. And it's odd that he (?) would ask what the room dimensions are, considering that immediately below that is the unit dimension of four feet. Perhaps that was added subsequently ?

The second drawing includes an elevation of the house at far right, drawn in the orientation that relates it to the plan. The word(s) "slope" on the plan become clear after a look at this elevation drawing.

The third drawing is notated in Wright's hand. One wonders if this is his sketch entire, using a gridded sheet applied to a larger piece of paper (?). It certainly is the original scheme, flopped.

Now we have seen that first scheme in at least three times as many drawings as the second (Rattenbury ?) design, suggesting affirmation of the course of the design for this client as reported by Pfeiffer.

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Re: Hugo Avila's Wright Renders

Posted: Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:48 am
by SDR
We have seen Jim McIntosh's digital and physical models of Taliesin I.

http://www.jgmdesign.net/taliesin.html

Hugo Avila found the digital model at Jim's site, and applied his skills to it.

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Re: Hugo Avila's Wright Renders

Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:36 pm
by JJM2
Amazing work Hugo! Your textures, landscape details and lighting really add another level of depth to this recreation. Also, very cool that you could use Jim's digital model as a base to build from. Keep up the amazing work.

Re: Hugo Avila's Wright Renders

Posted: Sat Feb 06, 2021 12:42 pm
by SDR
Hugo has re-created another unbuilt Usonian.   The second scheme for Gibbins G Cornwell, Goshen, PA (1955) followed an initial one, a solar hemicycle closely modeled on the second Herbert Jacobs residence.  Both Cornwell designs are represented in the Artstor files;  I show the Scheme 1 site plan next to the one for Scheme 2, by way of comparison and contrast.

To enlarge images: Left-click on an image; a pane will appear with an option to "open in new tab." Selecting that will present a URL at the top of your screen; hit that to enlarge the image to its full hosted dimension.


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Drawings © The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives (The Museum of Modern Art | Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, New York)


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Re: Hugo Avila's Wright Renders

Posted: Sat Feb 06, 2021 9:17 pm
by juankbedoya
I really appreciate and I thank you a lot for attaching Hugo's renders with your architectural drawings. That's perfect, a dream come true for unbuilt works..!! Hugo has worked a lot with unbuilt projects. But there are still missing some projects like the Prefabricated house 3 for Erdman Homes, some more and my favorite the Darryl McKinney house (until Hugo surprises us with other interesting project) I love that kind of Teepee house.

Re: Hugo Avila's Wright Renders

Posted: Sun Feb 07, 2021 10:59 am
by SDR
Heh. Thanks, Juan. (I wish they were "my" drawings . . .!) I hope my reliance on the newly-discovered source of Taliesin "work product"---mixed with a healthy sprinkling of Wright's own doodlings, the genesis of a fresh Idea time after time, year upon year---won't pall with time. Of course these files are available to all, as I will continue to remind readers. I just can't resist the impulse to present selected images directly, for the delectation of those who come here for joy and inspiration.

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Re: Hugo Avila's Wright Renders

Posted: Mon Feb 08, 2021 1:49 pm
by SDR
In November Hugo shared five views of his model of the third design for the Marshall Erdman prefabricated homes program. Like other Avila rendered digital models, this one is for an unbuilt Wright design.


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In the Monographs this house is the last project shown. In Taschen, on the other hand, a dozen projects follow Erdman 3; the last one is the pair of houses designed for brothers Gilbert and Daniel Weiland. Those houses, whose drawings Mr Wright did not live to see, are based on the Erdman 2 prefab design. Wes Peters signed the drawings:

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This is the Erdman brochure page on which Wright sketched his modifications, leading to the Erdman 3 design:

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Here Mr Wright tries something novel: the upper roof has a different profile than the lower one.

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And now, Hugo's model:


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