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(HiConsumption)   Rick Deckard's LA "Blade Runner" pad is for sale at $23 million. Johnnie Walker Black, ESPER sold separately   ( hiconsumption.com) divider line
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4 days ago  
Enhance Grid 32-A...
 
4 days ago  
If your budget doesn't run into 8 digits, you can get the square whisky glasses for $129 https://filmandfurniture.com/product/​b​lade-runner-whiskey-tumblers/
 
4 days ago  
Does the roof leak?

Wright was an awesome designer, but he was a shiatty engineer.
 
4 days ago  

dj_bigbird: If your budget doesn't run into 8 digits, you can get the square whisky glasses for $129 https://filmandfurniture.com/product/b​lade-runner-whiskey-tumblers/


Meh. I'd rather have That Gun...

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So cool they even put it in the Fallout games.
 
4 days ago  
Had to appraise one of these years ago.

Not really all that fun.
 
4 days ago  
If it doesn't come with a Nexus 7, what's the point?
 
4 days ago  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: Does the roof leak?


Probably not anymore. They did a lot of repair work on it a while back. Beautiful house; though I think I'm a bigger fan of Greene and Greene.
 
4 days ago  

JolobinSmokin: Had to appraise one of these years ago.

Not really all that fun.


If you see one replicant, there's a thousand more hiding in the walls. Shudder.
 
4 days ago  

gunther_bumpass: If it doesn't come with a Nexus 7, what's the point?


It actually does come with one, but it's Leon, not Pris.
 
4 days ago  
Do they actually film movies there anymore? I thought they just had a replica built on a back lot somewhere.
 
4 days ago  
Blade Runner aside, that is an incredible house.
 
4 days ago  

Thong_of_Zardoz: gunther_bumpass: If it doesn't come with a Nexus 7, what's the point?

It actually does come with one, but it's Leon, not Pris.


Pris seems to have run out of time.

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4 days ago  
Harrison Ford's pad in Blade Runner was the Bradbury Building in downtown Los Angeles.
 
4 days ago  

Krieghund: Harrison Ford's pad in Blade Runner was the Bradbury Building in downtown Los Angeles.


Negative, that's where Sebastian's house was, and where the final scenes were shot. Deckard lived here.
 
4 days ago  

Flt209er: Eddie Adams from Torrance: Does the roof leak?

Probably not anymore. They did a lot of repair work on it a while back. Beautiful house; though I think I'm a bigger fan of Greene and Greene.


Greene and Greene homes are much more livable, too. Frank Lloyd Wright always struck me more as a sculptor working in the medium of architecture. Are there any Greene and Greene homes with a setting as spectacular as this, though?

Not like it's ever going to happen, but I sometimes wonder what I would do if I ever ended up with more money than I could spend.  I can think of worse things to do than purchase an architecturally significant home, live in it and love it, and preserve it for future generations.
 
4 days ago  

theflatline: Thong_of_Zardoz: gunther_bumpass: If it doesn't come with a Nexus 7, what's the point?

It actually does come with one, but it's Leon, not Pris.

Pris seems to have run out of time.

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That comes from hanging out with Neil Young all the time.
 
4 days ago  

wax_on: Do they actually film movies there anymore? I thought they just had a replica built on a back lot somewhere.


It was probably a set, but the Ennis house made an appearance in an episode of Westworld this past season.
 
4 days ago  
Really cool house, but the functional spaces are lacking
 
4 days ago  
Am I the only one who doesn't like Frank Lloyd Wright's architecture? I admit they're interesting in they're uniqueness, but ultimately ugly.

Also, any time I look one of them, my mind goes "horrible 70's styling", which is kind of weird, given that he died in 1959.

Maybe it's the engineer in me, subconsciously hating his clear "form over function" philosophy.
 
4 days ago  
Those bricks... It looks like it should be next to this:

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4 days ago  

trialpha: Am I the only one who doesn't like Frank Lloyd Wright's architecture? I admit they're interesting in they're uniqueness, but ultimately ugly.


Thats exactly what Peter Keating would say.
 
4 days ago  

NateAsbestos: Krieghund: Harrison Ford's pad in Blade Runner was the Bradbury Building in downtown Los Angeles.

Negative, that's where Sebastian's house was, and where the final scenes were shot. Deckard lived here.


I thought the Bradberry was in Chicago?
 
4 days ago  
I looked it up again and I have to say I'm amazed at how well I picked my logon.
 
4 days ago  

Diamond Joe Biden: wax_on: Do they actually film movies there anymore? I thought they just had a replica built on a back lot somewhere.

It was probably a set, but the Ennis house made an appearance in an episode of Westworld this past season.


Some exterior shots were at the house, the interior was a set made by taking castings from the architectural stonework.  None of the interior appears in the film as far as I know.
 
4 days ago  

oldfool: NateAsbestos: Krieghund: Harrison Ford's pad in Blade Runner was the Bradbury Building in downtown Los Angeles.

Negative, that's where Sebastian's house was, and where the final scenes were shot. Deckard lived here.

I thought the Bradberry was in Chicago?


Downtown L.A.
 
4 days ago  

Sin'sHero: JolobinSmokin: Had to appraise one of these years ago.

Not really all that fun.

If you see one replicant, there's a thousand more hiding in the walls. Shudder.


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O HAI
 
4 days ago  
The house has been in films for a looong time.
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4 days ago  
I want more life f**ker!
to
I want more out of life f**ker!

My how far we've come. Just a few more decades and I'll have this "life" thing down.

Now where were we, oh yes

Describe in single words, only the good things that come into your mind. About your mother.
 
4 days ago  
Reference? I don't recall this and call bullshiz.
Decker's house was a low-ceiling affair, as I distinctly recall.
 
4 days ago  
One of my favorite shots is Deckard taking his whiskey and going out on the balcony and simply looking out over the streets far below.
 
4 days ago  
I fall firmly in the "Frank Lloyd Wright was an absolute genius" camp. I finally visited Fallingwater last month and it's even more mind boggling in person. He was so far ahead of his time it's insane.

/but yes, lots of his flat roofs did/do leak
 
4 days ago  

dj_bigbird: If your budget doesn't run into 8 digits, you can get the square whisky glasses for $129 https://filmandfurniture.com/product/b​lade-runner-whiskey-tumblers/


They kind of look like the one in Deep Space 9, In the Pale Moonlight that Captain Sisko used also.
 
4 days ago  

Mitt Romneys Tax Return: Frank Lloyd Wright always struck me more as a sculptor working in the medium of architecture.


Wrights houses were how he amused himself. The reality is that he was the single most important architect and engineer in modern hi rise commercial building, inventing things like hanging partitions(toilets), wall taps, cubical/open floor layouts, natural directional flows(people herding), natural light, open glass fronts, designed interior spaces and dozens upon dozens of ways to streamline and modularize building office spaces. He's better known for the houses, but if you've been in a commercial space of any kind west of the Mississippi you have stood in the direct influence of FLW.
 
4 days ago  

willfullyobscure: he was the single most important architect and engineer in modern hi rise commercial building


Are you sure you're not thinking of Mies van der Rohe?

Wright did few commercial buildings, and "high rise" would only describe the Johnson Wax tower (not office space) and the Price Building in Oklahoma, which is not at all representative of modern commercial space.

He also didn't do glass fronts.
 
4 days ago  
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Pissed he got foreclosed on...
 
4 days ago  

punishmentforshoplifting: I fall firmly in the "Frank Lloyd Wright was an absolute genius" camp. I finally visited Fallingwater last month and it's even more mind boggling in person. He was so far ahead of his time it's insane.

/but yes, lots of his flat roofs did/do leak


It helps when your clients love architecture.  The Kaufmann's had Neutra in Palm Springs to design this:
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Westhope, also known as the Richard Lloyd Jones House, is a Frank Lloyd Wright designed Textile Block home that was constructed in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1929. Richard Lloyd Jones was Wright's cousin and the publisher of the Tulsa Tribune.
This building is located at 3700 South Birmingham Avenue. It was listed in the National Register on April 10, 1975. It was listed under National Register Criteria C, g, and its NRIS number is 75001575.[2]

Westhope is the location of a frequently-quoted anecdote about Wright: Richard Lloyd Jones called Wright in the middle of a storm to complain that the roof was leaking on his desk, and Wright replied, "Richard, why don't you move your desk?"
 
4 days ago  
What about Jackie Treehorn's pad, man?

/white russian?
 
4 days ago  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: One of my favorite shots is Deckard taking his whiskey and going out on the balcony and simply looking out over the streets far below.

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I remember having it as my desktop for a long time.
 
4 days ago  

Schlubbe: What about Jackie Treehorn's pad, man?

/white russian?


The Sheats-Goldstein house!  The owner is almost as much of a story as the house:

https://www.npr.org/2016/02/18/464696​4​18/this-house-is-a-work-of-art-so-the-​owner-is-donating-it-to-a-museum
 
4 days ago  

Schlubbe: What about Jackie Treehorn's pad, man?

/white russian?


Or the Lovell house featured in LA Confidential. Blow my mind that it was done in 1929.
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4 days ago  

punishmentforshoplifting: I fall firmly in the "Frank Lloyd Wright was an absolute genius" camp. I finally visited Fallingwater last month and it's even more mind boggling in person. He was so far ahead of his time it's insane.

/but yes, lots of his flat roofs did/do leak


I have always meant to make my way up to see that house.  It looks magnificent just from photos.  Possibly my favorite house in the whole world.
 
3 days ago  
Subby, you mean the Karate Kid 3 House.

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3 days ago  

jaytkay: willfullyobscure: he was the single most important architect and engineer in modern hi rise commercial building

Are you sure you're not thinking of Mies van der Rohe?

Wright did few commercial buildings, and "high rise" would only describe the Johnson Wax tower (not office space) and the Price Building in Oklahoma, which is not at all representative of modern commercial space.

He also didn't do glass fronts.


http://franklloydwright.org/site/hist​o​ric-park-inn-hotel/

glass.

https://flwright.org/researchexplore/​w​rightbuildings/larkincompanyadministra​tionbuilding

commercial.

everything from wall sconces and  indirect lighting to interior frosted glass doors and handrails
 
3 days ago  

willfullyobscure: jaytkay: willfullyobscure: he was the single most important architect and engineer in modern hi rise commercial building

Are you sure you're not thinking of Mies van der Rohe?

Wright did few commercial buildings, and "high rise" would only describe the Johnson Wax tower (not office space) and the Price Building in Oklahoma, which is not at all representative of modern commercial space.

He also didn't do glass fronts.

http://franklloydwright.org/site/histo​ric-park-inn-hotel/

glass.

https://flwright.org/researchexplore/w​rightbuildings/larkincompanyadministra​tionbuilding

commercial.

everything from wall sconces and  indirect lighting to interior frosted glass doors and handrails


Neither of those classify as hi-rise. What counts as "glass front"? That hotel seems to just have regular windows. Glass front makes me think of this

And still, so very ugly...
 
3 days ago  

willfullyobscure: http://franklloydwright.org/site/hist​o​ric-park-inn-hotel/

glass.

https://flwright.org/researchexplore/w​rightbuildings/larkincompanyadministra​tionbuilding

commercial.


Those are terrible examples.
 
3 days ago  

BafflerMeal: Subby, you mean the Karate Kid 3 House.


Or the Rocketeer house.

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trialpha: willfullyobscure: jaytkay: willfullyobscure: he was the single most important architect and engineer in modern hi rise commercial building

Are you sure you're not thinking of Mies van der Rohe?

Wright did few commercial buildings, and "high rise" would only describe the Johnson Wax tower (not office space) and the Price Building in Oklahoma, which is not at all representative of modern commercial space.

He also didn't do glass fronts.

http://franklloydwright.org/site/histo​ric-park-inn-hotel/

glass.

https://flwright.org/researchexplore/w​rightbuildings/larkincompanyadministra​tionbuilding

commercial.

everything from wall sconces and  indirect lighting to interior frosted glass doors and handrails

Neither of those classify as hi-rise. What counts as "glass front"? That hotel seems to just have regular windows. Glass front makes me think of this

And still, so very ugly...


wiredroach: willfullyobscure: http://franklloydwright.org/site/histo​ric-park-inn-hotel/

glass.

https://flwright.org/researchexplore/w​rightbuildings/larkincompanyadministra​tionbuilding

commercial.

Those are terrible examples.


They exemplify why he was important. The Larkin building literally invented modern office space. The Park Inn was the first multi-occupancy building of its kind- it is now a standard design concept throughout the world.

It's the parts and design details in the buildings. FLW pioneered a huge amount of the actual way we construct commercial buildings inside and out.

"everything from wall sconces and  indirect lighting to interior frosted glass doors and handrails"
"things like hanging partitions(toilets), wall taps, cubical/open floor layouts, natural directional flows(people herding), natural light, open glass fronts, designed interior spaces and dozens upon dozens of ways to streamline and modularize building office spaces."

Singlehandedly, FLW was to US architecture what Bauhaus was to Europe, except he didn't encourage ugly shiat. He's that important
oh and: glass

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3 days ago  

willfullyobscure: http://franklloydwright.org/site/hist​o​ric-park-inn-hotel/

glass.


Like typical 1800s storefronts
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3 days ago  

jaytkay: willfullyobscure: http://franklloydwright.org/site/histo​ric-park-inn-hotel/

glass.

Like typical 1800s storefronts
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renovated. when it was built, it would have looked like this
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anyway: glass
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