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Maybe there is no reason that side of the Rosenbaum clerestory is blind.
Maybe he just liked it better that way ... small asymmetries, gorgeous wood and all.
... it is in keeping with the more solid side of the house. It's a minor revelation for me in any case.
The reason I dug these out: I thought I might have put windows in the clerestory -- I couldn't remember. I guess windows don't show there in the photo; I know you can see every other sash open in the row. I didn't quite nail the mitered sash or the one next to it at the chimney; I remember being in a rush to "see the thing." The night shot looks better on the screen than in the flesh, though the yellow light isn't convincing and its texture is bad.
In The Photo, I love how the brickwork, with soldier courses, is just discernible. The color of the wide boards is irregular enough to fight with the shadows cast by the roofs, making a nice pattern nevertheless. The brick at the ground at right shows up in my images for the first time ?
Yet having been confronted with my "blindness" and so taking a fresh look here, it also seems I 'll need to re-examine the headerless wall section idea too.
I find myself in a state of confusion having once thought myself in clarity. Where is John Eiffler when you need him?
(SDR: Really enjoyed your Rosenbaum "prints". Would love those hanging in my house. Paper template and spray paint? So these are actual "prints" a nd not photoshop stuff?
When I had my first computer, a lollypop Mac, in 2003 or 4, I had Illustrator. I fooled around with typography and made a couple of images . . .
. . . which, when I hit something by accident, went all rainbow on me. I wasn't able to recreate this effect:
So, no, I'm a pencil-and-paper-and-photocopy-and-scissors-and-paste autodidact, for better or worse. Welcome back to the Twentieth Century !
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(Prior to this thread I think I would have sworn that Pope/Leheighy and Jacobs had clerestory bedroom wings.)
I am curious about that 45 degree angled 2x4 that appears in the roof framing, same as another one in the framing plan of the original front carport roof. My only guess is that it was for lateral stiffening, however, I would've assumed the roof decking would have sufficed as a diaphram. Lambert's engineer clearly found it irrelevant.
Looking at the scarcity of measures taken (or at least specified) at the condition where the lower part of the wall is below grade, I marvel that they don't have more moisture problems at the wall/floor juncture, particularly on the uphill side toward the street. I do recall Don Lambert saying when they first inspected the house they found expanses of the wall to wall carpeting (which had been installed nearly throughout) were soaking wet as they walked thru. Related to that, he said other parts of the concrete floors were a mess having had vinyl tile glued down. I've seen photos of the great job the Tarantinos did restoring the stained concrete floors at Hanna. Rather than doing that at Rosenbaum, the floors were simply covered with a coat of paint. It's close enough to pass in photographs, but having been to both Rosenbaum & Auldbrass in the same month, the difference is significant in person.
Will proceed to post counterclock wise through rest of the house. Going back next to the living room.
I'm wondering now if the development of the clerestory "lantern" roof at Rosenbaum was Wright adapting the Usonian to a very muggy and humid summer climate.
I remember Ms. Broach relating to me a tale of the insufferably hot conditions Mrs. Rosenbaum was living in when she died there. AC is installed now. Too bad the drawings do not show how that system was integrated.
.... I count 8 flitch plate assemblies in that study roof!
Since there are not basement/crawlspaces or attic plenums the challenge of locating ductwork is significant. At Rosenbaum I think they did it by putting equipment on the roof and then screening with available brick walls. I guess they had to extend the heights of these walls (beyond what appeared in The Photo). I think they did a good job with that. I think they deal with the living room by blasting AC out of that conspicuous diffuser by the fireplace. I didn't notice it, but I guess they threaded a duct down the various wings to supply the bedrooms. I wonder how, or if, they got to Stanley's sanctum.