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Solid stonework at Taliesin . . .
and at Fallingwater; inconsistent thickness of quoins suggests solid construction.
photo: Michael Shuck
The ground-floor masonry at the Alvin Miller residence suggests solid construction, but the mass above -- added later ? --
clearly shows a consistent thickness of veneer at every second course, suggesting it was laid over block or poured concrete.
Stonework at the Neils house suggests veneer by its surface appearance, and the decorative quoining at the corner (center of photo) seems
to support that view because of the fairly consistent non-structural thickness of the material.
Installation of stone veneer; the thickness of the stone is visible at the corner, where each successive course is lapped right or left.
The same evidence is available to the eye at far left in this example of cast-stone veneer.
Structural masonry walls today would usually be built of a poured concrete or CMU wall faced with stone. Only the dimension of the quoins would give away the thickness of the stone that was used.
P.S. best of luck on your project!
This stone work would be for a cold shed/garage so the insulation wouldn't be an issue for me. I'm just looking at alternatives to CMU.lang wrote:jmixon, Nowadays structural stone walls are simply too inefficient, and they cause problems. Stone is a really poor insulator, so a structural stone wall has to be insulated somehow, either by making a "double" wall of stone and insulting the space between, or by finishing the interior in a different material, such as wood paneling or gypsum board. Stone veneer walls go up quicker and easier than structural stone. Thats why almost all residential stonework is a veneer. You could probably create a structural stone support pier, but I have no idea if that would be pass code. Langdon
P.S. best of luck on your project!
Plans and construction photos of Kentuck Knob are found in Bernardine Hagans book: Kentuck Knob: Frank Lloyd Wright's House for I.N. and Bernardine Hagan, c. 2005 The structural walls are of reinforced concrete, and the stone walls are largely veneer. Only when the walls are both inside and outside a room are they double width ... separated by a layer of insulation.jmixon wrote:Is this a possible thing? Does anyone have building plans on the walls at Kentuck Knob?
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Ah shucks. I was somehow hoping they were structural. Thanks< SDRRood wrote:Plans and construction photos of Kentuck Knob are found in Bernardine Hagans book: Kentuck Knob: Frank Lloyd Wright's House for I.N. and Bernardine Hagan, c. 2005 The structural walls are of reinforced concrete, and the stone walls are largely veneer. Only when the walls are both inside and outside a room are they double width ... separated by a layer of insulation.jmixon wrote:Is this a possible thing? Does anyone have building plans on the walls at Kentuck Knob?