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by GaryR50
Thu Feb 19, 2004 4:09 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Frank Lloyd Wright's Price Tower - Bartlesville, Oklahoma
Replies: 8
Views: 2840

Nancy, architect Zaha Hadid is also involved. I think her project is the art center; I'm not sure. Also, the Tower itself is now a hotel and Bruce Goff's former apartment, in the tower, is open to the public as part of a tour. I haven't been up there, yet, but sometime I'll make the trip and bring b...
by GaryR50
Mon Aug 18, 2003 3:28 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: A new effort to organize modern resources, providers, Demand
Replies: 4
Views: 3821

Yes, thanks for posting the Case Study II snippet; I wasn't aware of it, either. I did a search to try to find additional information, but have not been able to, yet. Do you know of any? Most of the sites dealing with Shulman are focused (no pun intended) on his photography, of course. Any new moder...
by GaryR50
Mon Jun 30, 2003 5:53 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: bay area modern homes
Replies: 5
Views: 2195

Sounds like you need to find a better realtor, Dhandler. ;)

Gary
by GaryR50
Mon Jun 30, 2003 5:44 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Modern homes seen on TV
Replies: 7
Views: 3645

Does anyone know what house is used in that car commercial in which the voice over says, "behind them is a 19th century house with a 19th century roof. Ahead of them is a 20th century modern with a 21st century electrical system...blah, blah, blah?" They only show the exterior for a second or two, a...
by GaryR50
Fri Jun 13, 2003 7:26 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: No Call Advertising List
Replies: 2
Views: 3103

We have one of these in Oklahoma, also, started by our Attorney General. I'm a bit peeved that the phone company and the local newpaper publisher seem to have dodged the bullet and continue soliciting me, though. I guess they've bribed the Attorney General, huh? :evil:
by GaryR50
Thu May 22, 2003 5:25 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Bruce Goff's TeePee Church, Oklahoma City
Replies: 8
Views: 2920

by GaryR50
Wed May 21, 2003 5:13 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Bruce Goff's TeePee Church, Oklahoma City
Replies: 8
Views: 2920

by GaryR50
Tue May 20, 2003 6:02 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Movie: Down with Love
Replies: 8
Views: 3422

Nice library building. What a shame. This reminds me of a library we have in Oklahoma City (Belle Isle Library), built in the late fifties/early sixties. It's rather unique, as it's circular and a split level. I've got to remember to shoot some photos of it and post them to the gallery.
by GaryR50
Tue May 20, 2003 12:24 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Sci Fi location
Replies: 10
Views: 2960

by GaryR50
Mon May 19, 2003 5:42 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Bruce Goff's Bavinger House - Norman, Oklahoma
Replies: 5
Views: 6809

by GaryR50
Mon May 19, 2003 5:40 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Bruce Goff's TeePee Church, Oklahoma City
Replies: 8
Views: 2920

by GaryR50
Mon May 19, 2003 8:51 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Movie: Down with Love
Replies: 8
Views: 3422

Looks like his firm has grown even more. I like the Sacramento office's building. I wonder if they designed it?

http://www.hmcgroup.com/subcategories/a ... story.html


Gary
by GaryR50
Sat May 17, 2003 10:56 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Movie: Down with Love
Replies: 8
Views: 3422

Yes, that was also set in the early to mid-1960s. I didn't see it, though. I'm not a big Leonardo DiCaprio fan.
by GaryR50
Sat May 17, 2003 5:39 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: New Gallery Image
Replies: 2
Views: 1647

If it's no bother, Mega, that would be fine. I don't know if I'll have very many more to post, since we're kind of sparse on modernism here, and since I can't get around to all the sites anytime soon. Thanks.
by GaryR50
Sat May 17, 2003 8:18 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: hello
Replies: 8
Views: 1970

by GaryR50
Sat May 17, 2003 8:11 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Movie: Down with Love
Replies: 8
Views: 3422

I haven't seen it yet, but the advertising does seem to suggest there is a lot of modern architecture in the film. I saw it mentioned in a review on TV, and someone said that they mostly used sets, as opposed to shooting on location in modern buildings. From what I've seen, it does look like many of...
by GaryR50
Sat May 17, 2003 8:06 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: New Gallery Image
Replies: 2
Views: 1647

New Gallery Image

I've just posted a new image to the Commercial Architecture Gallery, a view of what was originally the Village Drug Store building, in The Village, Oklahoma City. Built sometime around 1959, I think, the building has a parabolic concrete roof that is characteristic of fifties "Googie" architecture. ...
by GaryR50
Fri May 16, 2003 12:30 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Pipe Dream: How easy to build new house from old plans?
Replies: 29
Views: 7816

True, Tex. Those photos had to be greatly adjusted in Photoshop (decreased the brightness). I think if I had waited until late afternoon, though, I would have had some pretty bad shadows obscuring some of the details, so the midday sun really worked out okay. Joe is right. Most such plan books are u...
by GaryR50
Fri May 16, 2003 6:49 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Pipe Dream: How easy to build new house from old plans?
Replies: 29
Views: 7816

I've just posted the Pollock House images, plus a shot of the Eichler knock-off I found in The Village, Tex. Thanks. In looking at them again (Residential), I guess I was supposed to have posted them in the "Single-Family Houses & Neighborhoods" gallery. Ooops! Maybe Mega Mail can move them to the a...
by GaryR50
Thu May 15, 2003 1:25 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Pipe Dream: How easy to build new house from old plans?
Replies: 29
Views: 7816

Yeah, tell me about it! When I shot the Pollock House, the best I could do was to shoot sections of it. It's in a suburban neighborhood and there was no way to drop back an take it all in without standing on the neighbor's front porch. Add to that the fact that there are many low hanging trees and s...
by GaryR50
Thu May 15, 2003 12:02 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Pipe Dream: How easy to build new house from old plans?
Replies: 29
Views: 7816

Re: So...

How changed does a floor plan have to be (a little or a lot) ie say a kitchen or a bath cabinet/fixture rearrangement to be concerned about copywright issues. I mean some original architect plans are so bad (like 'what were they thinking') when they designed this home. I am frequently baffled by ob...
by GaryR50
Thu May 15, 2003 6:25 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Pipe Dream: How easy to build new house from old plans?
Replies: 29
Views: 7816

So, was that one built in your neighborhood, Tex?
by GaryR50
Thu May 15, 2003 3:13 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Pipe Dream: How easy to build new house from old plans?
Replies: 29
Views: 7816

Yeah, I like that, too. The cool thing about the hexagonal bedroom is that it's an irregular hex; four sides longer than the others. Very Interesting.
by GaryR50
Wed May 14, 2003 11:34 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Pipe Dream: How easy to build new house from old plans?
Replies: 29
Views: 7816

Usonian: In the case of deceased designers, it's difficult to say. Some no doubt had heirs, and those heirs would then own the rights to their designs. In the case of those who didn't have any heirs, their works may have wound up in the collection of some museum or other preservationist organization...
by GaryR50
Wed May 14, 2003 8:56 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Pipe Dream: How easy to build new house from old plans?
Replies: 29
Views: 7816

That's what I thought, Usonian. You'd have to buy their plans in order to build from them. Even if you could use them as a starting point and draw up the rest of the set yourself, you'd be violating their copyright by doing so. Of course, that doesn't seem to stop builders from doing the same thing ...
by GaryR50
Wed May 14, 2003 8:53 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Pipe Dream: How easy to build new house from old plans?
Replies: 29
Views: 7816

Nice design, but I get the impression it's one of the hundreds of vacation home designs that have been in stock plans books and magazines since the fifties and sixties. Still, it's classic modern design, which is exactly why it's still selling.
by GaryR50
Wed May 14, 2003 8:46 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: The Connection - Preserving Modern Architecture
Replies: 2
Views: 1466

I have no idea, Tex. I posted the link because of the article on modern architecture, but I haven't really explored their site, yet.
by GaryR50
Tue May 13, 2003 7:21 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Source for modern front doors?
Replies: 8
Views: 3469

I saw a manufacturer's ad in Dwell Magazine recently, for a stainless steel door that has a central lite (glass panel) in it. It's $5,000, though, and I don't recall the name of the manufacturer.

Ach! Now, after posting, I look up at the previous post, and there's the name! Neoporte.
by GaryR50
Tue May 13, 2003 7:14 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Pipe Dream: How easy to build new house from old plans?
Replies: 29
Views: 7816

How complete are these plan books? Do they have construction drawings, or are they basically for presentation? If there are no construction drawings, you've got a lot of drawing - and a lot of guesswork - to do.

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