Video & article: David Henken's Anderson House

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Roderick Grant
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Post by Roderick Grant »

Beautiful house. Too much white; clashes with the rest of the palette.

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Post by SDR »

I approve strongly of the deck railing/bench, in concept and construction -- but the back needn't be so steeply reclined in order for the construction to work, and if replicated elsewhere should be re-thought for comfort as taking precedent over glam.

A most interesting house. Of course a plan drawing would aid greatly in assessing the design in all its particulars, including spacial flow.

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Matt
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Post by Matt »

Yikes. To me that is Wright done wrong. The composition is more frenetic than balanced. I think the exposed rafters...and their frequency...is an aesthetic assault.

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Post by SDR »

To me that's a bit harsh. Many another non-Wright modernist house has an exposed-joist ceiling; we just looked at the Bergren house of John Lautner,
where he enlivened such a ceiling with a decorative surface treatment between the beams. It's true that Wright seems to have preferred a more streamlined,
but still lively, ceiling plane, while generally concealing the roof structure.

I don't think it's necessary for every Wright-influenced architect to follow his example in every regard; to do so is to copy the Usonian wholesale. We don't
applaud that unreservedly, do we ? If you don't like this example, of course, that's perfectly fair . . .

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Roderick Grant
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Post by Roderick Grant »

The house doesn't photograph well. I have been inside. It's a very handsome house.

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