EFFECTIVE 14 Nov. 2012 PRIVATE MESSAGING HAS BEEN RE-ENABLED. IF YOU RECEIVE A SUSPICIOUS DO NOT CLICK ON ANY LINKS AND PLEASE REPORT TO THE ADMINISTRATOR FOR FURTHER INVESTIGATION.
This is the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy's Message Board. Wright enthusiasts can post questions and comments, and other people visiting the site can respond.
You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening, *-oriented or any other material that may violate any applicable laws. Doing so may lead to you being immediately and permanently banned (and your service provider being informed). The IP address of all posts is recorded to aid in enforcing these conditions. You agree that the webmaster, administrator and moderators of this forum have the right to remove, edit, move or close any topic at any time they see fit.
The Carr drawing with the lowest file number---1603.001---illustrates the most complex of the various plans; the oddity there is the U-shaped corridor surrounding the row of bedrooms (?). A later plan has a "carport" sketched in near the kitchen: I am always looking for the earliest use of the form and the term.
The plan Jay presents is the crucial one, as it closely resembles the final layout while presenting, by means of the erasures, Wright's path to the solution: he first includes the bedroom corridor within the volume fully covered by a simple roof shape, before deciding to sacrifice some footage in the servant's room in favor of enlargement of the four bedrooms, by moving the corridor outside the rectangle of that wing to become a screened (and partially unroofed ?) passage.
The spaced openings (?) just above (beneath ?) the water table suggest that the house was to rest on blocks placed on the foundation walls ?