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Virtual tour of the Jester House

 
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DavidC



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 4:09 pm    Post subject: Virtual tour of the Jester House Reply with quote

The good folks over at PrairieMod posted a link to a great virtual tour of the unbuilt FLW design for the Jester House.


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JimM



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very cool! Puts BBP's version to shame.
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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For a fascinating examination of Jester, among many other buidlings, by Wright and others, read Lionel March (who owns R M Schindler's How House) and Philip Steadman's "The Geometry of Environment." It was published in 1974 by MIT, so I might be hard to come by, but for those interested in the geometry underlying great architecture, it's worth the search.
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FTA



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Except that BBP's version is actual, not virtual. If you've not been in Pfeiffer's house, it is remarkably woven together and playfully inviting; full of spatial surprises.
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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The two things I find disturbing about Pfeiffer are the change of scale and the reduction of the entire structure to a single material.
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Deke



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very compelling design, but a lot of work for a one bedroom home. And where's the guest bath? Where's the storage? Too bad they didn't have curved plate glass back then I'm sure he'd have designed a sliding glass wall for each unit instead of the multiple glass doors.

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m.perrino



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting comments about BBP's building of the "Jester" plan. I have been at the house several times. I agree that it deviates from the original, but I find it quite suited to the Arizona desert. If memory serves, there are three "pods". The first is the living room - quite large. The next circle contains two bedrooms ( I think this is correct ) and the next smaller circle contains the kitchen. It is a fine 'indoor-outdoor' experience. No doubt, if built today the materials used would be different. I'm sure cost, to BBP and his father, who shared the house with him, was of importance. If I was doing this I certainly would have kept the 'water fall' feature - or at least installed a pool, but it probably was not even considered, since T-W has a pool on the property.
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