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Posted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:39 pm
by SDR
A souvenir, something made for a gift shop ? One wonders when, where, and by (or for) whom ...

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Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:29 pm
by Roderick Grant
Which one is it? The monochrome or colored? What happened to the trellis on the uphill side of the house?

I would buy it, but I already have a gold, bejeweled model of Mt. Rushmore, which is quite enough.

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:30 am
by Paul Ringstrom

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:38 pm
by DavidC

Posted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:50 am
by DavidC

Posted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:58 am
by Roderick Grant
Though you may be inclined to do so, don't mute this video. The angry music is perfect for this vast, sterile mess of a house. I can imagine the cast of "Game of Thrones" settling in comfortably.

Posted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 3:45 pm
by DavidC

Posted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:36 pm
by SDR
Both these houses derive their exterior composure---the unity of form, the consistency of detail---from Wright's example, and this gives them whatever quality they possess as architecture.

And one has to admire, in the La Cañada example, the integration of second-floor terraces into the hipped roofs of the main level. It surprises me that Mr Wright seems never to have considered this possibility, inherent in his chosen roof form ?

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Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:56 am
by Roderick Grant
The hip roofs, truncated to allow for second story terraces, is one detail that I find extremely unattractive. I am glad FLW didn't fall into that trap.

Posted: Sat Sep 28, 2019 11:51 am
by Paul Ringstrom

Posted: Sat Sep 28, 2019 12:20 pm
by Roderick Grant
Interesting house, but there is no focus. It's a collage of bits and pieces, without any control.

Posted: Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:19 pm
by JimM
Roderick Grant wrote:The hip roofs, truncated to allow for second story terraces, is one detail that I find extremely unattractive. I am glad FLW didn't fall into that trap.
Have to agree. A second level terrace similarly concealed between two fully ridged single floor wings would be fine, but not as a primary feature as is the case here, IMO.

Posted: Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:27 pm
by SDR
"The hip roofs, truncated to allow for second story terraces, is one detail that I find extremely unattractive. I am glad FLW didn't fall into that trap."

Funny, I don't see it that way; but I respect that it could seem so to other designers. To me it seems the logical solution to the problem created by the
choice of roof pitch, the desire for a no-taller-than-necessary building profile, and the difference (when it occurs, as here) between first-floor and second-
floor enclosed footage.

The design doesn't suggest convenient drainage---and perhaps the discontinuity of the ridge of those lower roofs, from the body of the house, just
feels wrong---or looks wrong from the ground ? It makes for tidy elevations, of course . . .

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Posted: Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:16 am
by DavidC

Posted: Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:57 am
by DavidC