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The good news is that it can always be restored. This is right up there with Outside In's Ross house, and look at how that is coming along!
SDR wrote: ↑Wed Jun 06, 2012 12:05 amHere are Mr Wright's eleven constructed hemicycle plans, as ordered (and numbered) by William A Storrer, whose plans I take the liberty
of sharing with readers here.
I apologize for the quality of some scans. The drawings are not too badly out of scale with each other -- a rough science in my hands as yet.
Very interesting.. thanks for posting all hemicycle designs, built or not... but I have some questions
* Can we consider the Winn or Marden houses like a hemicycle? I see only squares with a curved glass facade
* The hemicycle is a half cycle of the sun right? but in this "type"of usonian houses there are some eye-shaped houses like Lewis or Llewelyn, so the building is not following the sun, so... is this more a matter of form rather than a true functioning "hemicycle"?
*If the eye-shaped house is a hemicycle... Should I suppose the Pottery house must be in the list?
*if a project like Hargrove and others are in the list... What about the Lykes house..?
To be honest I think a lot of this houses and projects are more a matter of curved form rather than working with the sun with the hemicycle.
http://wrightchat.savewright.org/viewto ... le#p106515
And don't take the word hemicycle too seriously; Mr Wright clearly didn't believe it had to denote a full half-circle---in every case. Indeed, a building that occupied a full 180 degrees of ground would block it own access to direct sunlight, at the beginning and at the end of the day ?