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peterm



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The kitchen dining chairs were designed by the Egon Eiermann, the German architect.
https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/seating/chairs/four-1950s-egon-eiermann-ply-wood-folding-chairs/id-f_982538/
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SDR



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks -- I approve. Samsonite, eat your heart out . . . !

Any indication given by the hosts as to which furniture pieces date to the original owners ?

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peterm



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The freestanding furniture is from the second owners (the Manhattan project scientist and his artist wife) with the exception of the wonderful cabinet in the foyer.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is an interesting piece -- a hollow box ? The architect's use of simple planks in complex constructions sings loud and clear, to me . . .

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unfortunately the docent didn’t explain it, and I was too busy soaking up the whole experience of the entrance to ask.
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SDR



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not many, besides perhaps Mies -- or his students, in their drawings, anyway -- have used the same brick for walls and floors. Needless to say, the basket-weave brick floor is uncommon as well, indoors . . .


http://www.urbanarchnow.com/2012/11/hand-drafting-at-iit.html

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peterm



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is much about this place that is reminiscent of the early work of Harrell Hamilton Harris. He also used the basket weave brick floors to great effect, but usually for terraces and large fireplace hearths.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow
Really appreciate the photographs Peterm
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another interesting feature with the brick is the use of half-brick rows, every sixth row, on the walls.


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peterm



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is the traditional method of connecting the inner and outer wythes of a solid brick wall. Wright used metal ties instead.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wish I could reader teacher's notes (not Mies himself, surely) on this drawing . . .

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-bB5kl2GHJWg/T3iiclfVquI/AAAAAAAAOLU/_EaLpeZO3NQ/s1600/AW5.jpg

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SDR wrote:
Wish I could reader teacher's notes (not Mies himself, surely) on this drawing . . .

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-bB5kl2GHJWg/T3iiclfVquI/AAAAAAAAOLU/_EaLpeZO3NQ/s1600/AW5.jpg
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Good try but less ... differentiation?

Sizes all Consistent ...?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting that Harwell Harris was mentioned in connection with basket-weave floor; I've seen other Mies or Mies-student drawings with every brick
represented -- in ink -- including, oddly, a herringbone brick ceiling -- and this Mies-program student drawing has a basket-weave brick floor . . .

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-5C__3NnEkgg/UKO63Gj8XzI/AAAAAAAAr04/cLzOLw4A7qc/s1600/DSC_0885.JPG

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Forest



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those brick drawings were still part of the curriculum when I attended IIT in the 1970's. Yes, the 120 hour perspective was done in ink, on a non-erasable illustration board. One smudge and start over. The roof construction was a reinforced brick slab (unlikely), but we always drew running bond, not herringbone.
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SDR



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah. Thanks for that ! I'm still looking for the image I have in mind . . .

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