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I wonder how one would maintain that condition, on an actual lawn . . . maybe just bigger wheels on the mower . . .
My fault. I did not find much information about this project and I took a risk. I like this project and in my first intention I only wanted to make exterior renderings, but I went a little further imagining what the interior would be like, and with the information I had I assumed that the sloping roof was the same module as the flat roof.SDR wrote: ↑Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:47 pmNot inconceivable, considering the apparent intransigence of the client.
And, a non-Wright design might account for the peculiarities pointed to by Pfeiffer in his description of Stracke #2 in the Monograph.
Astute Wrightians will note the oddity of a sloping Usonian Automatic coffered concrete ceiling in the model shown here. Mr Avila did not have the advantage of a peek at the Monograph entry for Stracke #1, which mentions a wood roof with plaster soffit and (presumably) a plywood ceiling surface. The appearance of a figured roof fascia on the available elevation and view drawings would have aided in the misapprehension of the designer's intention.
Ah okay.I believe so, based on looking at a lot of Mr Wright's often-difficult handwriting . . .
I take it the other notes on the drawings aren't Wright's, though? Perhaps an apprentice wrote the notes on the left side concerning the client's remarks on the initial design...? And Wright came along and made the fireplace change..?
On the perspective drawing, is that a carport penciled in on the right side of the home? And if so, would Wright have considered moving the fireplace for the purpose of supporting the carport cantilever?
The note "Carport? (Flip House)" also raises questions in that flipping the house would've lost what appears to be a carefully coordinated river view in the main space.... It seems the second plan retains Wright's initial concept for the living room, essentially, while adding the client requests.
Eppstein is a 12x16 block house with a shed roof; it escapes the issue with a plaster ceiling. I know of no built true Usonian Automatic with a sloping roof. Among brick houses, Dobkins also has a plaster ceiling. There may be a shed-roof Usonian with a plywood ceiling . . .
I'm not sure what is drawn on that colored elevation; if it's a cantilevered carport---in a different location from the one on the second plan---that would be one more peculiarity in this unusual project.
Note that, on the down-slope view drawing, the slope seems to fall at odds with where the view is indicated on the plan.
Would also be one strange carport, with its roof form.I'm not sure what is drawn on that colored elevation; if it's a cantilevered carport---in a different location from the one on the second plan---that would be one more peculiarity in this unusual project.
The extended lanai wall at left balances the composition. The presence of competing decorative checkerboard wall motifs is not Wright, to me. Perhaps the Master is picking his fights, here . . .?
As to the two or three runs of banquettes at Mossberg: According to Mrs. Mossberg, whom I met at her house in 1985, the family entertained a lot, especially around the holidays, with parties for children. That living room is one of FLW's largest in the late years: 22'x38'6", plus the adjacent gallery 11'x~30' = 1,177 sf. The rest of the house is quite modest in scale,
I would not yet have seen this house when as a design-school Junior I drew, and modeled with classmates, a suburban residence with a living-room overlook from the bedroom hallway. A professor dubbed the effect "romantic," which as a youngster was a new term for me, when applied to architecture. I suppose that's what I was after . . .
I discovered by accident, only a year or two ago, that hitting "1" while editing an iPhoto image enlarges it dramatically, allowing me to take screen grabs like the one above; it also aids in fine touch-up when removing, for instance, a page gutter line in the middle of a published image . . .