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Paul Ringstrom
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Organic architecture

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Owner of the G. Curtis Yelland House (1910), by Wm. Drummond

Roderick Grant
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Re: Organic architecture

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This looks like William Morgan's Dune House, though Morgan was a more disciplined architect.

SDR
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Re: Organic architecture

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Underground houses have often tended in this direction:

https://architecturesideas.com/2019/09/ ... nd-houses/

Morgan's house is seen there in its earlier, unmolested condition; later photos show accretions galore:

https://www.actionnewsjax.com/news/loca ... KCKEIWWXQ/

Most (all ?) of Morgan's other houses are much more geometric, even those partially sunk into dunes:

https://www.dwell.com/home/morgan-house-dfe22fe4

https://ofhouses.com/post/184935268842/ ... omas-house

https://modernmorgan.wordpress.com

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Re: Organic architecture

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Then there's Malcolm Wells . . .

http://www.malcolmwells.com/designs.html

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Roderick Grant
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Re: Organic architecture

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The connection between Senosiain and Morgan is the material of the structure and the undulations. It looks like Senosiain cribbed Morgan directly.

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Re: Organic architecture

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Ive used his wilderness scale to show others the value of productive design as compared to consumptive design!

It really is a fantastic( and simplisitic) way of measuring. - How would Mr Wrights design fair?

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Roderick Grant
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Re: Organic architecture

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That seems to be totally subjective, and therefore worthless. Surprising it came from Wells' mind.

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Re: Organic architecture

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All of your musings are based on science, or hard facts, are they ?

:wink:

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Re: Organic architecture

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SDR, are you asking me or Wells?

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Re: Organic architecture

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Mr Wells has risen from the bunker to the beyond---I believe . . .

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