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Sticking with both the vertical and the horizontal module, in this case, for the stair would result in an uncomfortably small riser/tread number; where the ideal is 17" or 17 1/2" for riser + plus tread (see Architectural Graphic Standards), here the number would be 13 1/2" . . .
This was obviously a work in progress which didn't get very far, although the 103-unit scheme was intended to be constructed on property bounded by La Brea, Slauson and Overhill (in what is now Baldwin Hills) by developer Harold Espey.
Macrodex, was your post of the Petersen perspective and floor plan on page one of the thread taken from the FLLW Complete Works book? If so, I wonder if additional drawings of Petersen are featured in the Monographs?
(note spelling), 1941, and William Slater, in 1946. The first built version (1979) is the subject of this thread.
The colored illustration immediately above is shown on page two of the thread, in black and white.
Rentz/Gordon ? All-Steel ?
[ed - substitute "form"]
SDR, it seems that Whitford Haddock was based primarily upon the Petersen version of the design. Is that your understanding? I wonder if the documents for the Legacy Projects were sent to Columbia or remain at T-West, perhaps in the T-West Library?
Considering the balcony on one end [right or left] with the open-space, two-story living-room on the opposite end.Rentz/Gordon ? All-Steel ?
[Same project, refined perspective]
There's also the Ellinwood project.
No plan of that All-Steel project exists, though. So, it's hard to say what came from it.
Further refinement of the list would note two subsets of grid type. The first of these are the orthogonal plans with 45Âº-cranked plan elements. All of these are based on a 4' square grid, with the exception (through 1953) of Alpaugh, whose module is a 5' square.
The second subset are orthogonal plans with 60Âº-cranked plan elements. These, with one exception, also have square modules, but they vary much more in dimension. The list:
Manson -- 3.5'
Walter -- 63"
Bulbulian -- 2'-8"
Alsop, Lamberson, Edwards, Carr, Lindholm -- 4'
Neils -- 3.5'
Glore -- 4'-8"
Rubin has a 2' x 4' grid, unique among this group. Like Lamberson, its plan is more thoroughly involved with angled elements than other rectangle-grid houses.
The list will have to be completed through the end of the career. When done, I will post it under its own heading. There will be few surprises. The four-foot square continues as the "default" grid, along with the 4-foot-sided 60Âº rhombus. The orthogonal portions of the Guggenheim plan are drawn an 8-foot square grid; Marin County Civic Center has a 16-foot module, subdivided. The initial Erdman prefab (Van Tamelan) has a 32-inch grid; others are on a 4' square. The Usonian Automatics all have 2-foot-square grids. Only one plan varies from 2' or 4' square modules: the Walton house has a 2'-8" square grid.
After Dobkins, only three further plans are drawn on an equilateral-triangle plan: Fawcett and A Friedman have a triangle with a 4' elevation, while the Pilgrim Congregational Church is drawn with a triangle with 4-foot sides. Finally, Hagan has a unique grid, a "triangular tartan" whose lines are 4 feet apart in all three directions.
The Legacy Projects were either part of TAA and/or individual Taliesin/apprentice architects. The TAA and apprentice archives remain at T. West.Education Professor wrote:I wonder if the documents for the Legacy Projects were sent to Columbia or remain at T-West, perhaps in the T-West Library?EP
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The price is bothersome, high for such a modest-sized house. Seems like it's expected to be a teardown with the 10 acre lot to be redeveloped. Hope that doesn't happen.