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DRN



Joined: 10 Jul 2006
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Location: Cherry Hill, NJ

PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:18 am    Post subject: Iconic Houses.org Reply with quote

I received an email from this organization this AM...

http://www.iconichouses.org/houses

I was not aware of them. Based in the Netherlands, it is a listing of 20th Century Modern houses open to public. Most of their listed houses are in Europe.
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peterm



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Location: Chicago, Il.---Oskaloosa, Ia.

PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What?! No Sweeton? No Lamberson?

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SDR



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guess you guys will have to open your homes to the public. Let's see: guest register, Keep Off the Grass, gift shoppe with post cards and Midway Sprites . . .

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Meisolus



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ugh, why do they always have Midway Sprites?
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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Three quirky houses of the 20th century that I find fascinating are Melnikov (1929) in Moscow, Villa Girisole (1935) in Marcellise, Italy, and Casa Malaparte (1936-40) on Capri, only the first of which is located on this map. But there is El Capricho de Gaudi (1883-5) by Gaudi that I have never seen before. I guess Villa Girisole and Casa Malaparte are still private.
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SDR



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Villa_Girasole Google for images.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casa_Malaparte ditto.

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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What is nifty about Villa Girasole is that the entire huge 5-story house rotates on "15 wheeled bogies running on 3 circular rails," so the house can rotate to face the sun all day long.

At Casa Malaparte, the inland slope of the roof is a broad staircase up to the flat roof terrace overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.
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SDR



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Andy Palladio meets Bucky Fuller -- or something ? When I saw the first picture, I thought the circular landscaping seemed to invite movement of some kind. Little did I know . . . !

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Reidy



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Villa Girasole reminds me of legends about the Merry-Go-Round Bar in Boston years ago. You'd get on and quickly accustom yourself to the rotation. It didn't hit you until you had a few drinks and then stepped back onto dry land.

In either case I wonder how the builders handled plumbing and wiring. Presumably the structures had fixed centers that didn't move.
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SDR



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Huh. Been in San Francisco almost 40 years and never heard of it. Cool. One wonders how any of the revolving restaurants in the world (I wonder how many there are, or were) manage the utility connections . . .

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