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DavidC



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2016 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Famous pavillion designed by Frank Lloyd Wright may be rebuilt in Banff


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Banff's Frank Lloyd Wright pavilion one step closer to being rebuilt


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2016 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Astoundingly, the article includes a "report typo" option. I'm sure I'm not the only one to have reported the architect's correct name usage.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2016 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1) That building looks "usonian" to me. The fact that it was designed in 1911 I find amazing. About 25 years before Jacobs I. FLW had a lot of ideas rolling around in that head of his.

2) Looking at the very nice model you can see that it was quite a large building. It also appears to have a very shallow hip roof (maybe 1:12 or 2:12) sot that it would appear to be flat when viewed from the ground. I wonder how well that would have worked in Banff, Canada where the average snowfall is between 8 and 12 inches per month from Oct thru April. Annual total of about 75".
For comparison, snowy north central Iowa gets only 41" annually.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2016 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SDR wrote:
Astoundingly, the article includes a "report typo" option.



Yeah, the CBC routinely does that on stories where open-ended comments are not sought. It's usually done on controversial stories that would attract the usual yahoos & trolls (they have them in Canada, too). It's a bit unusual to have it on a non-controversial article such as this.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2016 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There were two options, typos and feedback, I believe. I wanted to correct the uncommon error of referring to Mr Wright as if his full last name were Lloyd Wright. I received a very prompt response from an editor.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2016 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lost Frank Lloyd Wright Pavilion May Be Rebuilt in Canadian Resort Town


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2016 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote




The two new illustrations of the building are handsome.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ARCHITECT NEEDED
must have no ego, and not need the money

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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...must have no ego, and not need the money


A Canadian architect's license would be a must too. I'm assuming no pay does not absolve the architect from all potential liability arising from the usual slips, falls, worker injury or death, and possible suits brought by accessibility activists if the design is not changed to allow universal access. Would the civil and structural engineer (construction on government owned property usually triggers their involvement) be working gratis as well?

Not to say it can't be done, but the real world inevitably creeps into a dream when it becomes a reality.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

its a pretty brash thing to do - asking an architect to work for free so that a building DESIGNED BY AN ARCHITECT can be rebuilt. In exchange for this privilege, purchase and maintain professional liability coverage in Canada, and be willing to assume liability for another architect's designs.

On these grounds alone the project should be nixed.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There you have it, from a pair of licensed practicing architects, the latter of whom is a specialist in Wright restoration. Hello, Canada . . .

It's a shame, really; I'm a supporter in principle of recreating Wright's lost or unrealized work. But the realities -- and perhaps the ethical imperatives -- are many and varied. In this case, the projected cost of the project may be the insurmountable obstacle, rendering other objections moot ?

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think they're missing the point, really. Having a person who is truly qualified to do the work would add authenticity to the project, assuring some suspicious potential donors that the work would be done properly. Why donate to a project where the architect's primary qualifications are "WORKED FOR FREE"!!
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SDR



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heh. Right on. Why not insult a living practitioner while honoring a dead one !

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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John Rattenbury was born in Canada. Does he have a license to practice there? Not that he should be asked to do the job for free, but he might be the best hope for someone who knows a thing or two about FLW.

John's father, Francis Rattenbury, designed the Chateau Lake Louise Hotel at Banff. Although that has been long lost to fire, it could be a connection that might interest John.

(Francis also designed the iconic Empress Hotel in Victoria.)


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