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Postby Futura Girl » Wed May 21, 2008 8:37 pm

although i heard the movie was not so hot - the idea still is...

i thought it would be fun to list the top places a TRUE Lotta Living Modernist should see at least once in their lifetime...


Please try to list as much information as you can about your MUST SEE places. i.e
what it is and where it is and perhaps WHY it should be seen at least once in a lifetime.
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Postby Futura Girl » Wed May 21, 2008 9:08 pm

These are some things that are on my list:

* Falling Water
Frank Lloyd Wright
Pennsylvania
http://www.paconserve.org/index-fw1.asp
i have yet to go myself - but it is on MY must-see list.


1964 1965 Worlds Fair Fairgrounds
Flushing Meadows, NY
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flushing_Meadows_Park
see don o's recent post about it...


Palm Springs, CA
various buildings and architects
take the PS Modcom self driving tour


Disneyland - specifically the Tiki Room for first use of audio animatronics
Anaheim, CA


DisneyWorld - specifically The General Electric Carousel of Progress
Orlando, FL


Casa Bonita
Denver, CO
one of the most impressive fantasy restaurant interiors i have ever seen. i believe there is more then one of them, but i think the denver location is the original? please correct me if wrong.


Madonna Inn
St. Louis Obispo, CA
roadside kitsch taken to extremes.


Seattle Space Needle
And site of the 1962 World's Fair


Unity Church and the surrounding homes
Oak Park, IL

Rockefeller Center and the Chrysler Building
New York, NY

The Guggenheim
New York, NY

Pann's Coffee Shop
Culver City, CA

* Shady Dell RV Park and Dot's Diner
Bisbee, AZ
haven't been, so i don't know - but it seems like i should see this and stay there once in my life... probably should add the route 66 tepees in there, too...

* Big Tex
dallas fairgrounds, TX
i hear he's a real big talker... and it's the ultimate county fair experience.

* Site of the Bauhaus?
does this even still exist?

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i'm sure i have a few more - but curious to hear what others have to say... feel free to add to or embelish with your own thoughts to my postings
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Postby Stephen » Wed May 21, 2008 10:06 pm

A couple for me:

Marin County Civic Center -- FLW
http://www.greatbuildings.com/buildings ... enter.html

Wolff House -- John Lautner
This is a private residence so I'll have to pull some strings somehow.

The new Jet Blue Terminal at JFK -- Saarinen
http://www.t508.com/

Airforce Academy Chapel -- Netsch / SOM
http://www.GreatBuildings.com/buildings ... Chapel.htm

Lovell Health House -- Neutra
http://bigorangelandmarks.blogspot.com/ ... house.html

Hoover Dam -- Gordon B. Kaufman

Falling Water -- FLW

Johnson Wax Building -- FLW
http://www.GreatBuildings.com/buildings ... lding.html

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Postby Futura Girl » Wed May 21, 2008 10:31 pm

oh yeh - a totally MOVING experience for me to see...

airforce academy bldg.
colorado springs, co
Colorado Springs, Colorado, 1956 to 1962

definitely - one should experience a Lautner home once in a lifetime - with the arthur elrod, silvertop, chemosphere or wolff house - that's a definite experience. preferably to see ALL of them...

TWA terminal - i almost put this on my list - buti was getting so NYC heavy :-) but yeh - it's a must, too...

you know it's funny - here i am in vegas - and i have yet to see more then driving across the top of hoover dam.
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Postby Stephen » Wed May 21, 2008 10:49 pm

Futura Girl wrote:you know it's funny - here i am in vegas - and i have yet to see more then driving across the top of hoover dam.


I'm in California and driven through Marin on numerous occasions. Interestingly, of all the buildings I mentioned the Marin Civic Center is the one I most want to experience. In most cases I am more apt to "appreciate" the work of FLW than love it. But I love that building. Even weirder is that it's a civic center; I think it's pretty hard to have an emotional attachment to a building so large and institutional.

Lastly, that building represents a number of paradoxes: It appears to naturally sprout forth from the landscape and also looks like it's from another world. It's definitely modern but looks as though it's been there for a million years. The design is bold featuring broad strokes but the finest of details are accentuated wherever you look closely. It's a very large structure but many of the spaces within are intimate.
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Postby Futura Girl » Thu May 22, 2008 12:29 am

wow! how cool to hear about a major FLW bldg - i've never heard of before...

okay - i'll add it to my bucket!

the johnson wax bldg was also on my standby list :-)


and i have to add
* case study house #22
1960. Pierre Koenig, Architect
i have YET to make it to this house... :-(
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Postby nichols » Fri Jul 11, 2008 1:05 pm

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Bauhaus is restored and awaiting our visit
http://www.bauhaus-dessau.de/index.php? ... ory_of_use

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Postby Tony » Fri Jul 11, 2008 2:26 pm

And while visiting NYC: The Seagram building by Mies.

http://www.nyc-architecture.com/UES/UES002.htm

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Have lunch also inside at the Four Seasons Restaurant by Phillip Johnson.

http://www.fourseasonsrestaurant.com/index2.htm

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Fallingwater is well worth the visit. The In Depth tour is the better choice for photography than the main tours.

http://www.fallingwater.org/82/tours-and-tickets

It is a rather long drive from Pittsburgh. Especially if you make navigation mistakes on the horrible highways. It can take hours to get back on your route!

In Paris: the Unesco compound:

http://portal.unesco.org/en/ev.php-URL_ID=29313&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html

North of Paris in Poissy: The Villa Savoye by Corbusier:

http://www.fondationlecorbusier.asso.fr/fondationlc_us.htm

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And yes, the Hover Dam! Where else can you experience both claustrophobia and agoraphobia in the same place?

http://www.usbr.gov/lc/hooverdam/

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Postby Futura Girl » Fri Jul 11, 2008 2:40 pm

Tony wrote:else can you experience both claustrophobia and agoraphobia in the same place?
Tony


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Postby nichols » Wed Sep 10, 2008 4:04 pm

Chapel of the Holy Cross
(1955, Anshen & Allen)
Sedona, AZ

This is the first place I ever experienced falling snow! Amazing place.

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Postby modernvintage » Sun Sep 14, 2008 6:55 pm

I just saw this church, amazing...

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Postby BOXOUTBM » Tue Sep 23, 2008 1:15 pm

Farnsworth House - Van Der Rohe

Chemosphere - Lautner
Silvertop - Lautner
Wolff house - Lautner

While not MCM, I would really like to see

The Sagrada Família in Barcelona - Gaudi

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Postby N.U.Mod » Wed Oct 22, 2008 6:23 pm

1. As an East Coast Girl, I long to experience an Eichler
2. Villa Savoye
3. Gerrit Rietveld Schroeder House, Utrecht
4. Falling Water
5. Farnsworth House
6. Sydney and Paris Opera Houses
7. Villa Garches, Paris
8.Brasilia Parliament Buildings
9. Robie House - FLW
10. There was this apartment complex (I think?) that I remember studying in school (so long ago!!) that was in Marin County, California - not sure of the name of it!
11. Graeme Whifler just joined the group on the "hello" page and now i would like to experience a house by his father, William Whifler
12. Case Study Number "anything"
13. Ennis House - FLW
14. Straus House - Edward Larrabee


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