MetroShip?! FLW houseboat!?

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hypnoraygun
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MetroShip?! FLW houseboat!?

Post by hypnoraygun »

Hello, I just saw this online. It is kind of interesting? FLW houseboat?





The MetroShip, a 40 foot by 12 foot floating luxury houseboat inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright's architectural heritage, goes into production after overwhelming public support.







http://www.metroshed.com/metroship.html





http://www.prweb.com/releases/2006/5/prweb381666.htm

Roderick Grant
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Post by Roderick Grant »

First, I cannot see anything about the "MetroShip" that has anything to do with Frank Lloyd Wright. They may as well have claimed Leonardo Da Vinci, Julia Child or Paris Hilton the source of inspiration.



Second, it's a pathetic designer who took four years to come up with that design.

hypnoraygun
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Post by hypnoraygun »

A Paris Hilton Designed boat? I think you are onto something.

Mark Hertzberg
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Post by Mark Hertzberg »

I agree with your assessment. See the "Wright? Wrong!" note a few items below.



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jrdet10
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Post by jrdet10 »

Uh, since FLW's houses were notorious for leaking, I think I'll pass on a houseboat ...
"Well, there you are!"

dayay888
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metroship

Post by dayay888 »

i think the designer is on to something here.....houseboats have always looked the same for as long as i can remember. i disagree with the posts here, you can see some vague FLW references in the metroship....the low ceilings, flat roof, grid of windows....if they are cheap enough i would love one! having looked at the website i got the impression it was 4 years to put into production, rather than to design...love those metrosheds as well...



paris hilton houseboat? i'm sure there's a joke here about riding down a river.... :shock: But i'll leave that alone!

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