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Paul Ringstrom



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:17 pm    Post subject: Lovness Estate renovation Reply with quote

by SALA architects
https://salaarc.com/project-architects/tim_old/lovness-estate-studio-renovation/
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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done. With Kelly Davis at the helm, this result is not surprising. But I don't like the overstuffed living room furniture; it doesn't look comfortable, at least if one intends to rest one's arms.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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HOJO



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And 12 other pictures:
https://salaarc.com//wp-content/uploads/2018/05/TimOld_SALA_lesr01.jpg
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow.
Don't think I've ever seen this before.
Great building.
Do the Monographs have a plan ?
Who is Kelly Davis?
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kelly Davis is one of the better-known partners in SALA Architects.

Here is a story from 2000 that tells a lot about the firm which has been in business for about 35 years: http://www.residentialarchitect.com/awards/residential-architect-leadership-awards/rising-star-sala-architects_o

some photos of his work: https://www.pinterest.com/salaarchitects/kelly-r-davis/?lp=true
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks
Just got back from the SALA website.
Was not aware of this firm.
35 fives years in business
and it shows consistent dedication
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the photos, HOJO.

I think that I've seen too much of the Lovness cottage, and not enough of this house, before now . . .

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1955
and no angles, no curves
it's great

Best use of the early Wright sculptures too
... in my judgement.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes. The pieces aren't just plopped somewhere visible; they are ranked and integrated into the hardscape in a meaningful and convincing way.

The "blind" (or squinty) sections of the clerestory band -- maybe those are "sleepy eyes" ? -- are a bit puzzling. Could they be shear panels ? Shouldn't be necessary, with the roof plane operating above.

I never noticed the cubic copper corner lanterns, before. They argue a bit with the nearby Little house lanterns -- but hey, it's a happenin' party, and every one's welcome !

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was just thinking about the clerestory!
You know - it's great.
Lindal Homes and most everybody else would put all glass up there.
But Wright molds and sculpts
dark and light
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What does surprise me about these clerestories are the "punched" square openings.
Not a series of svelt, sleek perforations, emphasizing the horizontal
... but just a square imposition ... so to speak
the theme occurs elsewhere of course
what was that Emerson quote?
something like:
"... do I contradict myself? So be it. I am vast and contain multitudes "
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are a couple of other Usonians with those ocular squares; none that I know of have the peculiar C-shaped ones.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
Who is Kelly Davis?


The book "Not So Big House" features an 800SF house/retreat he built for himself which seems very Usonian and very wonderful.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quite so -- reminiscent of a miniature T West structure, in part ?

I believe he wrote that the CMUs in his house were sandblasted, giving them a velvety texture . . . or words to that effect.

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