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I doubt that the (plain and generic) concrete block elements will be saved, either. Moving unreinforced masonry walls -- or breaking up the walls into blocks, which then need to be cleaned of mortar -- are impractical. Wright's patterned blocks, of course, would be saved where present, regardless of cost.
I'm glad it will be in in the Tarantino's hands. One would assume they will make sure it is correct.
http://crystalbridges.org/press-release ... -treasure/The sale of the house includes all the fixtures and furniture designed for it. A specialized contractor will be secured for the methodical process of dismantling the house, under the supervision of the Tarantinos, for moving to Arkansas where it will be reconstructed to Frank Lloyd Wrightâ€™s original specifications. The Tarantinos will oversee the packing of every building component, built-in furnishings and furniture, which will be carefully loaded into container trucks, transported and reconstructed on site.
Is this Organic enough for the folks out there ?
http://crystalbridges.org/blog/art-and- ... e-shelter/
The vaulted roofs are really suspended at the eaves. ("Known as Glu-lam, the structural beam is comprised of a number of layers of dimensioned timber bonded together with durable, moisture-resistant structural adhesives to produce one large beam. The beams are then steamed and shaped to produce beautifully crafted arches." Ouch!)
I'd say the Bachman/Wilson will fit right in, as an orthogonal cousin of Safdie's organisms. Perhaps some new connections will be made, for any visitors who still think of Wright as passÃ© ?
http://www.flickr.com/photos/hypnoraygu ... 2923746448
This is such good news.
I must admit to being surprised by this. I would have thought that some wealthy New Yorker would have found a spot not too far from New York City to locate their weekend house.
This is a better outcome. It will be an additional draw for their museum, the state of Arkansas, and more people will be exposed to Wright's architecture.
The Gordon House is very similar in style and construction materials and was successfully moved to Silverton, OR and reconstructed and opened to the public.clydethecat wrote:But - how do you move a slab-on-grade house?
The Tarantino's should consult with Larry Woodin regarding the dismantling and reconstruction process that he supervised.
This museum was founded and funded by Alice Walton of the Walmart fortune: http://alicewalton.orgpeterm wrote:Doesn't much of the money for the museum come from Tyson Foods, the chicken company?
The CMU and slab, like the Gordon house's, will be abandoned and demolished at the old site and replaced with new in Arkansas. The wood framing, steel framing, doors and windows, hardware, casework, electrical fixtures and devices, will move to the new site for reassembly.
Sam Walton was an E. Fay Jones client, maybe the experience had some influence on his daughter.
http://rbeuc.freesuperhost.com/english/ ... house.html
It completes the circle of famous and blossoming organic architectural designs from Fay Jones, Bruce Goff, Frank Lloyd Wright and more.