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It strikes me as a bit presumptuous to cite the specific Usonians that these designs were based on -- or am I being too sensitive ? Maybe it would be dishonest not to name them ?
Well, if that's the worst sin here, we should be glad. Thanks for bringing these to our attention.
Lindal makes good houses. These should be well done. My only downside is this: in time, will these come to be considered Wright houses by the common person and the average Realtor?
Unfortunately the average realtor has trouble distinguishing between almost all styles of architecture except the traditional vinyl clad builder box.DRN wrote:will these come to be considered Wright houses by the common person and the average Realtor?
https://magazine.realtor/home-and-desig ... ial-styles
https://www.realtor.com/advice/buy/most ... re-styles/
https://www.trulia.com/blog/guide-to-mo ... me-styles/
"The Transparency of Evil" by Jean Baudrillard, a recently deceased french
"post-Marxist" academic sociologist of the fashionable Foucalt line.
Anyway, I do not particularly like the book, mostly because I think he is merely describing symptoms.
Yet he considers: ".... the present state of affairs as after the orgy.
...the orgy was when modernity exploded upon us ... liberation in every sphere,
now all we do is simulate liberation"
The company's Marketing Director has been posting about this over at my Writght Attitude group. Here's their press release ...Matt wrote:Look Great. Someone should have done this ages ago. Are they prefab? Are these "licensed" from the Foundation?
https://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/06/ ... 581991.htm
Of note ...
"The designers for the new series are Aris Georges - who taught on faculty at the School of Architecture at Taliesin for many years, and Trina Lindal, a graduate of the School."
No word on how the costs of these will compare with the other Lindal products. I suspect that the designs are just notional, and a client will be able to add or subtract more or less at will; I'll be interested to see what happens the first time a client asks for something that runs contrary to the Wrightian principles on which they claim the designs are based.
That said, here's the generic statement on the website regarding project cost:
"... (O)ur average Lindal package for U.S. clients (design, plans, and materials) is $80 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ $120 per square foot. Generally speaking, your construction costs will add 1-2 times the cost of the Lindal package. These are broad estimates; your actual cost could vary greatly, depending on many factors."
Assuming the worst of those numbers, you're looking at around a little over $1M to build the largest of the seven, the Gordon-inspired 2,800-sf Silverton.
One other interesting tidbit is that the launch of the designs apparently sprung from Trina Lindal's final Taliesin Master's project.
Humble student of the Master
"Youth is a circumstance you can't do anything about. The trick is to grow up without getting old." - Frank Lloyd Wright
"Lindal Cedar Homes is the world's largest manufacturer of prefabricated post-and-beam homes, made of premium Western red cedar and other high-grade
building materials. The company specializes in designing custom homes for clients, built with an efficient and predictable kit of parts that can be shipped to
build sites anywhere in the world.
"Founded by Sir Walter Lindal in 1945 (and family owned and operated to this day), Lindal Cedar Homes is a leader in home design, engineering, quality
materials and customer service. The Lindal tradition is carried out around the world by hundreds of employees, contractors and independent distributors in
the United States, Canada, Japan, Europe, Australia and other countries. All Lindal Cedar Homes built are backed by an industry-exclusive Lifetime
The selection of Gordon, Bachman-Wilson, and Penfield makes me wonder what the criteria was for choosing models to base from...? Seems like there's a commonality between those 3. At least, they all used CMU and included a second story...
Plans that seem conducive to the so-called "requirements of modern lifestyles."
Designs that technically lend themselves to code-compliant updating, or to prefabrication or precutting, whichever is the more accurate description of what Lindal does.
Variety, of size and of features.