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by DRN
Tue May 17, 2022 11:02 am
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Topic: Lecture: Donald Aitken - 'Daylight legacy of FLW'
Replies: 12
Views: 5305

Re: Lecture: Donald Aitken - 'Daylight legacy of FLW'

Another remembrance. This from the regional nature/land conservancy where the house described above is situated: https://www.greenfoothills.org/green-foothills-remembers-donald-w-aitken-jr-1936-2022/ The Green Foothills community was saddened to learn of the passing of Donald W Aitken, Jr, one of ou...
by DRN
Mon May 09, 2022 8:26 pm
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Topic: designed by FLW sudent?
Replies: 4
Views: 227

Re: designed by FLW sudent?

Russell Barr Williamson was also involved with Wright’s office during the ASBH program.
by DRN
Sun May 08, 2022 1:28 pm
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Topic: Handsome Chinese resort employs local crafts
Replies: 4
Views: 199

Re: Handsome Chinese resort employs local crafts

I agree about the windows in the stone. As is, the message given is stone veneer or hidden steel angles at the window heads. Instead of the lintel appearing to bear on nothing, the concrete or stone should visually extend beyond the clear opening to “bear” on the masonry to either side.
by DRN
Sat May 07, 2022 9:09 am
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Topic: Handsome Chinese resort employs local crafts
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Views: 199

Re: Handsome Chinese resort employs local crafts

Exceptional siting and use of a minimum palette of materials!
My mind's eye keeps wanting to have the fenestration completely fill the spaces between the heavy timber members rather than unitized windows set in an infill of wood siding.....either all glass or all opaque in each instance.
by DRN
Tue May 03, 2022 10:20 am
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Topic: FLLW Cooke House on the market (Virginia Beach, VA)
Replies: 7
Views: 340

Re: FLLW Cooke House on the market (Virginia Beach, VA)

Cooke is a unique blend of a radial grid hemicycle with a diamond grid bedroom wing, on a very desirable, though at times vulnerable site. A neat house to say the least...the Bermuda roofing is a treat. Pictures 7 and 8 at this link show an evening pic with what appears to be subterranean room benea...
by DRN
Sun Apr 24, 2022 6:28 am
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Topic: For sale: John Rattenbury's Myers House - Scottsdale, AZ
Replies: 4
Views: 376

Re: For sale: John Rattenbury's Myers House - Scottsdale, AZ

I believe the exterior colors of the house are indicative of the original intent for the interior. Thankfully, the exterior hasn’t been “updated”.
by DRN
Tue Apr 19, 2022 7:50 pm
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Topic: Pink Guggenheim
Replies: 39
Views: 20526

Re: Pink Guggenheim

A series of construction photos by Sam Falk of the NYTimes....it should be noted Falk wasn't an architectural photographer, but he admirably captured the essence of the place and Wright within it.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/18/arts ... os-60.html
by DRN
Tue Apr 19, 2022 11:02 am
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Topic: Laurie Virr, Organic Architect and friend.
Replies: 57
Views: 11243

Re: Laurie Virr, Organic Architect and friend.

That Laurie’s work will be safely kept, digitized and made available is wonderful news!
Best wishes on your trip around the globe to Chicago; rest assured you won’t feel upside down.
by DRN
Tue Apr 12, 2022 6:46 am
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Topic: Sure, we can call anything "Frank Lloyd Wright"
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Re: Sure, we can call anything "Frank Lloyd Wright"

Thanks for that effort SDR. Oenoke is a name in the addresses of a number modern houses in New Canaan. My first inclination was to check HistoricAerials.com to see if 1234 was the site of a tear down. Per my review, the site appears to be a subdivided “flag lot” carved out (clear cut) of a mature wo...
by DRN
Mon Apr 11, 2022 8:35 am
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Topic: Sure, we can call anything "Frank Lloyd Wright"
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Re: Sure, we can call anything "Frank Lloyd Wright"

Re. 1234 Oenoke Ridge:
I couldn’t find any “authentic Frank Lloyd Wright doors” in the photos, not that they would make sense in this house.
by DRN
Thu Apr 07, 2022 8:27 am
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Topic: eBay: Mid Century Modern End/Side Tables Attributed To Frank Lloyd Wright
Replies: 4
Views: 492

Re: eBay: Mid Century Modern End/Side Tables Attributed To Frank Lloyd Wright

If I had a place for them here, I'd snap them up. The wood tone and the design would compliment the architecture and the MCM furniture at Sweeton.
by DRN
Wed Apr 06, 2022 10:58 am
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Topic: Video: Hugh Downs interview w/ Wright (1958)
Replies: 3
Views: 536

Re: Video: Hugh Downs interview w/ Wright (1958)

Interesting. At the opening, when Downs asks Wright about a photo of house in a book, the camera shows the house to be the Cheney house. Wright describes the house as his home and studio on Forest Ave. Either the camera focused on the wrong page, or Wright couldn’t see without glasses, or Wright cho...
by DRN
Wed Apr 06, 2022 6:57 am
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Topic: Christopher Alexander, 1936-2022
Replies: 15
Views: 970

Re: Christopher Alexander, 1936-2022

From my reading, the point of Alexander’s work was not about looks, beauty, or torturous academic architectural theory. It was about learning to see and recognize what in the built environment, not necessarily designed by architects, works well and “feels” like a place where one wants to be, and usi...
by DRN
Wed Apr 06, 2022 6:44 am
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Topic: eBay: Mid Century Modern End/Side Tables Attributed To Frank Lloyd Wright
Replies: 4
Views: 492

Re: eBay: Mid Century Modern End/Side Tables Attributed To Frank Lloyd Wright

These look similar to something I’ve seen before...a Heritage Henredon-esque character, but no dentil’d edge bead. There is a coffee table in the H-H collection with the turn-down top.

Given the SF location, might these be by Aaron Green or another Taliesin ex-patriot?
by DRN
Sat Apr 02, 2022 10:38 am
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Topic: Prairie style house
Replies: 5
Views: 494

Re: Prairie style house

The asking price is $150/sf...I doubt it could be built for that. The house was an honest effort that appears to have fallen on hard times...retirement dream house that requires more maintenance than can be addressed by the owner?

The plastic sheeting at the dining room ceiling gives me pause.