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SDR



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heh. Always with the mot juste -- or the ee-maj juste ? (And color-coordinated, too.) Merci !

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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is there an indication of which came first, the gables or the hips?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In David De Long, "Designs for an American Landscape, 1922- 1932," pp 54-55, we find the most complete display of the drawings for the Lake Tahoe Summer Colony. Among them is the full sheet on which the Shore Type
Cabin plan, previously posted here and published by Robert L Sweeney, is drawn. Above the plan is an elevation of the Shore cabin, and here at last we see the source for the colored sheets under question at the top of this
thread.

Like the plan, which is split into two halves showing upper and lower floors, this elevation presents two versions of the roofs to the paired bedrooms mentioned by De Long in his text. One of the roofs is gabled -- the only
gabled roof shown in any of the Tahoe project finished drawings, of cabins and of floating craft. The plan shows identical roofs, apparently the chosen hipped variety, in outline, on both halves of the drawing.

We also have, on the same page in De Long, a rude sketch of the Shore Type in perspective, also exhibiting the two roof variations found on the elevation.

De Long's captions, text, and illustrations:













© 1996 by David G De Long, by Harry N Abrams, Inc, and by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation ............................................................................................................................© 2019 by ArchiTech Gallery
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SDR



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, to answer Roderick's question, the gable and the hip appeared together, at least briefly, with the gable being discarded as the design moved forward -- or at least that is the suggestion given by the visual documentation that we have . . .
. . . and the colored drawings of unknown origin that we have seen, neither add to nor subtract from that conclusion.

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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or perhaps they are hip, left, and gable, right, fraternal rather than identical twins?

I am inclined to go with the hip, which seems consistent with the rest of the building, while the gable is at odds with the main roof.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Certainly so -- and in keeping with all other roofs in the project, as well ?

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, without examining the rest of the lot to be certain, yes.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are four cabin types and four barges. Two of the barges have what appear to be fabric roofs hung and/or stretched from a horizontal spar or ridge; these could be called "gable" roofs, I guess.
There are also hipped solid roofs in evidence. All the cabins have variations of hipped roofs.


. . Lodge. . . . . Fir Tree


. . Wigwam . . . . Shore
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

. . . Fallen Leaf . . . . . . Catamaran


. . . Family . . . . . . Barge for Two


. . all drawings © copyright the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation
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