A Fark Handle: e fair the outside of the louvre could use a bulldozing. granted we sho
LemSkroob: OgreMagi: From what I have read, a FLW house was great to look at, but they aren't designed for actual people to live in. One example I vaguely remember reading is the owner complained that the design had a kitchen that was much too small to be useful and FLW though a hissy fit about it being art.Is there an architecture fark expert that can correct me or provide more details?There are a lot of concerns that people bring up today about what they see as shortcomings in his houses. Kitchens too small, ceilings too low, rooms too small, etc, but you are seeing today is through 21st century eyes. In the early 1900s, there were still a lot of people without indoor plumbing, let alone giant side-by-side fridges, King size beds, 52" plasma TVs, Central Air, and eight-piece bathrooms. A lot of furniture was built-in because most people didnt own more than a few basic pieces of furniture. Ceilings were low because thats less air volume you need to heat in the winter, and the large overhangs are to keep out the harsh summer sun.The houses are liveable, albeit just so. Hosting dinner parties every sunday might be tough, but for a family to live, there was a sense of comfort and warmth to his homes.If you really want to see what unlivable looks like, see what the Internationalists were doing at roughly the same time.
sharpie_69: peewinkle: Johnson and Johnson hired Wright to come to Racine, WI (where their world HQ is/was)S.C Johnson and Son's called -- they want their name, and location back.Johnson & Johnson is not, nor has ever been in Racine...
LV426: Living in AZ I have seen first hand the state's general hatred for anything pre 1980s. Tucson and Phoenix seem to be in a race to destroy all older buildings. Recently Tucson torn down an entire neighborhood of older houses. The city stated they did it for "road widening". After the demo they install a stupid cactus garden and foot path that no one uses. Then they started their rampage thru midtown demolishing whole blocks of houses to build ugly multi story housing for the UofA. Soon Phoenix and Tucson will be nothing but strip malls, parking garages, and student housing.
TenJed_77: A Fark Handle: e fair the outside of the louvre could use a bulldozing. granted we sho[media.tumblr.com image 395x360]
Boxcutta: MBooda: I'll just leave this here.[cdn.pjmedia.com image 400x500]Oh, no you don't. You pick it back up this instant and take it back to Fox Nation where you found it.
A Fark Handle: ok, i really just don't like the glass pyramid. the rest is a perfectly boringly old p
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