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Can you explain what the "yellow bananas" are? I'm fascinated by your tiny models, and wonder what they mean. Do you have some sort of written document concerning your models, which you could post here for our edification?
The more I look at this house, this design, and the many pictures I have of the interior, the more and more keen I become to build a version of this house at our forestry farm, on an old river terrace, overlooking a stream, wetlands and a small pond, surrounded by native trees. It really is quite stunning.
*Plotting to take over the world since 1965
One of the many wonderful qualities that I admire in many of FLW's projects, like this one, is his economy of means. On his small minor masterpieces, such as this one, every cubic foot space, is skillfully used. When looking at the model, I also amazed at the skill with which windows and solid walls are used and manipulated to take advantage of views and balance natural light in rooms. The processional experience is quite wonderful in this house like many of his Prairie School Houses.
I am quite surprised that you substituted an alternate corner detail at the exterior board walls; I can't recall seeing this corner in Wright's work, though Schindler used it at the Pueblo Ribera and possibly another of his slip-formed concrete projects of the early 'twenties. Do you prefer this solution technically, over the mitered Usonian corner boards ? There is certainly an argument for that. . .
There is also a slight revision at the conjunction of the lower-level roofs at the chimney mass -- and you won't find a window mullion at the corner of a Usonian window band: Wright found a way to miter the glass there, even if it meant moving the row of mullions off the unit line, I believe !
Here are five of the original Leavenworth's photos of the house, as published in "Affordable Dreams":
In the last photo it can be seen that the carport roof is already out of level, compared to the kitchen window sill !
rgrant wrote:A floorplan and a photo should be all one needs to do all the elevations and sections needed. The detailing of the system is shown in Sargent's book.
Who is Sargent? And what is the title of the book? Thanks!