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Keck and Keck

Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2006 10:14 pm
by Guest123
The firm of Keck and Keck designed a lot of Midwestern houses. Does anyone know what influence Wright may have had on them? I have been through a few Keck houses. The houses could be described as organic, and very livable.

Funny enough, many Wright inspired architects have designed much more livable houses than Wright ever designed. No doubt, Wright SOMETIMES put other considerations above livability.


Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2006 11:40 pm
by Wrightfantoo
If you google Keck and Keck, a few good sources will come up.

Keck and Keck were influenced by FLW. As evidence, look at the 1930-1950s houses. Glenview, IL has a few. There are other houses along Chicago's north shore. I think of Keck and Keck as combining the best of European modern and organic design.

I dislike their later work. Yuck.

As for the livability, I think Wright pushed technology. Sometimes the owners suffered.

There are lot of good architects out there to study. So have fun.

Good luck.

Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2006 4:27 pm
by guestt
Yes. Into the 70s, their work was lacking.

Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2006 10:07 pm
by flwfan
There is keck house not to far from mr. pharding's house. Mid century modern... I think.