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I love the icicles, and that particular photo of Frank at the drafting table/customer service counter.... according to Tafel, when he saw this photo Wright added the caption: "I'm an Architect-what'll you have?"
Some things to look at in the video. The dining table tops were redone with quarter sawn cypress veneer. You can see what a difference it makes versus the rotary cut we first used. Plus it matches the rest of the original house. Yes, The icicles are so cool. Iâ€™ve seen some so big and long they just about touch the ground. The view of them through the windows from the inside of the house is even better.
Next would like to take 2 trees down on left and right of front of house and remove ivy that previous owner planted so fits Wrightâ€™s landscape design. The partition in the childrenâ€™s bedroom really needs to be put back up. The entire design of that room is based on this right down to how the small windows open (swing out in opposite directions) above the beds and how desks function. Too bad the previous owner discarded all the original parts. Now, impossible. Take note Paul Harding
Dad and I also built the two lamps you see based on the Fallingwater lamps. The French doors off the MBR are great for laying in bed and watching it snow outside. So peaceful and total sense of being sheltered. Probably because of the very extended cantilevered roof above. I recall someone saying â€œWrightâ€™s smaller houses pack more punch then many of his larger high budget designs.â€� From what Iâ€™ve experienced, I think it is definitely true.
One thing that really puzzled me when I first looked at Haynes was the view out the slotted kitchen windows (see video with the snow part). When you look out the tiny window you can actually see the other part of the house (bedroom wing). It was strange but neat affect. For some reason it makes it feel like you are on a ship. I have lived in many different types of houses but anytime I looked out a windowâ€¦.I always saw the neighborâ€™s houseâ€¦â€¦never my own.
One last neat thing is how Wright designed the rainwater to come off the roof starting at the high flat kitchen ceiling. You will see 2 scuppers in the video punched into the brick where the rainwater comes out. The water then hits the two roof areas below. Part of it goes down the roof over a hard to see flat roof above the middle bathroom and out through another scupper and down to the ground. There are also 2 scuppers above the tool house that expel water as well from the other kitchen ceiling scupper. Total waterfall effect from one level to the next!
We are still finishing up some minor details on the folding accordion doors. Stay tuned.
I would expect to see a beam passing along the top of the partition between the music room and the first bedroom, over the bathroom and cantilevering to support the entry roof. Interesting stuff. You have more information about your house than many. . .
Thank you for posting the interesting video. The term "Lally Column' is widely used incorrectly as it is in the above post. It is actually a proprietary product named after the inventor, Lally. It is a prefabricated assembly consisting of a steel column within a steel jacket with the interstitial space filled with a concrete like material. The assembly provides fire protection and ease/economy of erection. FLW did not use these proprietary products because they did not exist then.RJH wrote: ... This was mentioned on chat and the correct terminology for this vertical beam is â€œLally Column.â€� It was T shaped and is a common architectural term and I was surprised none of the trained architects on this site knew it. It is the only 1 vertical steel column in the entire house. Why it is placed thereâ€¦near the little table areaâ€¦..and not at the far mitered corner window area near the coffee table is in photosâ€¦.I have no idea. You would think that corner is where all the down force is from the roof. I guess only Wes would know. ....http://youtube.com/watch?v=wUFQiIu_xjM
The reason that FLW did not put columns at the corners is that the resulting assembly of the column plus attached mullions on two sides would be quite chunky visually. A corner mullion by itself is quite chunky. FLW preferred to use the structural properties of glass to structure the window wall corners and not use mullions at the corners. Thus he created very elegant window wall corners on many projects.
All I can say is there is an arrow in the drawing pointing to the steel vertical T with hand wring stating â€œLally Column.â€� This was the first time I heard this termâ€¦.so that is what I call them.
I think I wasnâ€™t clear in my â€œuse of steelâ€� in the corners comment. I know Wright would never put steel directly in the corner due to mitered glass. I mean in the mulleins â€œadjacentâ€� to the mitered corners. I should have been more clear.