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Mossberg plan, early version before second-level bedroom---and the dramatic stair---were added:
Storrer as-built plan. Note that unit changed from 7'-0" to 5'-6":
An early (?) section drawing of Taliesin West, dated 1937, relating the pitch of the drafting-room roof to the pyramidal exterior stair. Marks at regular intervals on the sloping roof are mysterious:
View of Lamberson, with surprising wooden garden wall (?) at left. The dramatic dark areas of the drawing serve in part to support my assertion that reds can "read" darker that expected when photographed in black and white. Compare to colored version of the drawing, in Taschen:
Previously unseen view of the H E Brown project of 1906:
Previously we had seen the hipped-roof and the concrete-block versions of this house:
A nice birds-eye view of the Malcolm Willey house in its final form. We've seen a similar drawing, I think, perhaps only on Steve Sikora's site:
Last is a section drawing of the first Keys scheme, concentrating on roof form and structure. There are several variations of this house in print. CLose-ups of the section drawing show a total of five wide-flange beams, labeled either "porch" or "carport":
Drawings of Keys 1 in Monograph 7 and Taschen III. The Artstor site has 53 other Keys drawings (split between Schemes 1 and 2). Anyone who can connect the above sections with Scheme 1, variants A or B, has my applause:
All drawings © The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives (The Museum of Modern Art | Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, New York)
The drawing of Lamberson is from 1948, before Wright notified the clients that he was dissatisfied with the siting of the house. It was relocated to the next knoll to the northeast, and the “shop” (the board and batten structure which looks like a wall or fence) was eliminated. The newer site was less steep and therefore didn’t require the additional retaining wall/planter on the north end (to the right in the image) of the house, which was also abandoned. The orientation was also shifted by a few degrees.
I think Wright might have anticipated the eventual growth of the adjacent County Hospital. I’m glad he repositioned it.
HE Brown: Perhaps the client objected to the proto-block version, and FLW redid the house, seemingly also on large blocks or bricks, rather than the plaster version. The real oddity is determining what that pattern in the block version meant.
Keys: Either of the two Keys Projects would make a good virtual study, and would have been better than what was built.