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This time, the skylight is dressed (structured) in circles, reminiscent of a version of the Guggenheim design. B B Pfeiffer says
this is actually the Windfohr house "designed for a New England setting rather than Texas." The Windfohr drawing lacks boulders -- but
here they are again.
http://www.kansascity.com/2014/04/27/49 ... -home.html
Siting of steel in floor in phase 2 video ... very exciting!
Siting of support ends of stair tension rods in phase 3
The next deconstruction video they post may show the anatomy of that roof.
Delightful and welcoming spaces are carved out of the volume between the second floor and the roof, with the encircling parapet cut away as needed to access exterior balconies. Mr Wright must have been quite pleased with himself, throughout his career, to have found ways to reassign the horizontal lines, planes and zones of a residence, in a way that permitted enhanced values both aesthetic and practical.
The deconstruction videos are very helpful, aren't they, Tom !
The enhanced access to this house, once it is reconstructed and opened to visitors, will have a positive effect on the public's perception of Wright's accomplishment, surely. It is moves like this which pave the way for the continuation of Wright's "second career," it seems to me. If prospective owners can't have the real thing, they'll resort to second-hand imitations and worse.
http://crystalbridges.org/blog/bachman- ... se-update/
Videos of the earlier deconstruction in NJ:
http://crystalbridges.org/architecture/ ... t/process/