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SDR, I wonder if FLW did design the upholstered back segments of the banquet (images 12 and 13). It doesn't look like his work. More interesting is image 10 showing the canted boards interrupted by the cushion on the seat by the fireplace. The yellow is a perfect choice; all the rough and tumble of the house is balanced by an inviting, soft-colored fabric.
The hanging light fixture (12, 13) is magnificent!
The substructure in the living room brought to mind a lamella frame, not that it is a lamella, but it is reminiscent of one.
Right, RG -- it doesn't quite look like Wright. A sympatico designer, though ? Modular repetition . . .
The lounge chair is interesting. Do we suppose all the furnishing are by Mr Wright ?
Lamella dome at my home-town amusement park:
Wouldn't this violate TRUTH and HONESTY in the use of and nature of materials? I think E. Fay Jones treated this type of interior super-structure in a more honest way by leaving the steel connectors exposed.dkottum wrote:Curious how the were joined I climbed up for a look. The cross member was butted and fastened to the through member with perhaps a 1 1/2" x 1/4" steel plate about 6' long, one on top and (I think I remember) one on the bottom, lag bolts about a foot apart fastening the steel to the wood. The (fir?) structural members were then wrapped on the three visible sides with 1/8" Luan plywood.
Another trick from the magician.
This is the equivalent of using brick walls on a cantilevered balcony in the Harold Price Jr. House: http://rbeuc.freesuperhost.com/english/ ... use33.html
of desert masonry on a cantilevered balcony in the Arch Oboler House: http://savewright.org/wright_chat/viewt ... 9cfc7b6369
As Wright could have said: "Don't do as I do, do as I say."
The house is about 20 miles east of Santa Fe, maybe ten miles north of Interstate 25 and just off NM Highway 63. Indeed, the back of the house is barely 50 feet west of Highway 63, only it is so well concealed behind bushes that ordinarily you wouldn't know it was there. The entry gate south of the house gives it away, of course, only you have to look close or you'll drive right on by.
I am surprised mention has not been made of the living room "rug".
N.B. By the way, SDR, the photos are by Trevor Tondro ... not BBP
Frank Lloyd Wright must have assessed his personality, and decided that he was a candidate for a scheme that the architect first envisaged a quarter of a century previously, but never had realized in built form.
The house was a great disappointment. The sense of human scale that is the overwhelming characteristic of the architectâ€™s designs, was nowhere to be experienced in the living/dining area. Rather than being designed from the inside out, it appeared that the reverse was the case: the external form dictated everything.
Internally, the excessive ceiling height in the living/ dining achieved little other than increase the volume of space to be heated in a MidWest winter.
Regretfully, I had to assign the house to that group of structures that Frank Lloyd Wright determined to build,
come what may. In that respect, Richard Davis joined Harold Price and Solomon Guggenheim.
I departed Marion, Indiana, with the conviction that had the Lake Tahoe scheme proceeded, the barges would have been top heavy. The fir tree theme had been taken a stretch too far.