Video: Taliesin - Spring Green, WI

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DavidC
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Video: Taliesin - Spring Green, WI

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Somewhat of a shame not seeing the Hillside drafting room in use; as if the heart of the estate has been removed. I suppose they'll eventually find a possible (but perhaps questionable) purpose for it... and it may already be available for "events".

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When I remark that Wright's work typically suppresses or hides structure, I forget about spaces like the Hillside drafting room. Another example would be the very nearby (i.e., attached) Hillside School Assembly Room of thirty years earlier.

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I have yet to see drawings or photos that fully illustrate this complex structural system, which cantilevers the inner edge of the rotated mezzanine via pairs of beams that are buried in the L-shaped masonry at the corners of the building and rest a little past their mid-points upon the ends of stout members that pass diagonally through the centers of free-standing stone piers which rise from the basement and terminate somewhere at or above the floor of the gallery.

The first-floor plan above (Sheet 3) shows this structure in dashed lines. A proper section drawing of same is not to be found in the files at Artstor. This is Constructivist acrobatics at its finest, occurring at the high point of the Arts & Crafts movement in America. Bravo, Frank !

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