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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:32 pm    Post subject: Article: Pictures of Affleck House - Bloomfield Hills, MI Reply with quote

Affleck House by Frank Lloyd Wright


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A wonderful house, but I have never cared for that 'window' in the loggia (images 13 and 26).
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Central loggia concept bears some resemblance to Price desert house in Arizona
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Affleck House reopens in May
https://www.detroitnews.com/story/life/home-garden/2019/04/18/frank-lloyd-wright-affleck-house/3370629002/
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.ltu.edu/architecture_and_design/places_affleck_house.asp
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The floors look worse for wear on the Lawrence Tech website.
Question arises for these elevated Usonians, why poured concrete
instead of wood - thermal mass maybe?
Surprised not to see any cracks in Affleck floor.

Doesn't the Lewis house (elevated Usonian) have wood floors?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pew and Lewis are wood, extensively carpeted in the photos, and Sturges is wood with Cherokee-colored vinyl or linoleum tile . . .

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, of course
Interesting
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Affleck section drawing uses an unusual (for Taliesin) convention for wood-framed plates; we see that the only slabs would be on the ground-floor spaces beyond the cut (presumably), and in the upstairs bedroom wing . . .


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

outside in, Winn is half one-story and half two-story; is the half one a concrete slab? What is the structure of the 2-story half?
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