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Why does a building that intends to have exhibits that might profit from solid walls need to be glass all around?
If the trees arranged in an unnatural square grid, so popular with modern architects, is a recreation of the orchard, that would make sense. The structure should not be visible from the house, however.
Not reconstructing the ugly stairway to the beach is a good decision. It would not be used anyway, considering safety issues. But I hope they fix the lake side end of the esplanade, perhaps even have it cantilevered close to, if not entirely, as far as it once was. As it is (or was last I saw it) one cannot get very close to the end for fear of dropping into Lake Erie.
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It appears that the convergence of the parallel sticks of the soffits, at those radiused corners, may not have been well studied; poorly-resolved details if they occur can detract from the performance as a whole. Lesson to be learned by the budding designer: if a feature cannot be resolved gracefully in every circumstance that will arise from its use, discard it and start again !
As FLW said, the best tools the architect has are an eraser in the studio and a crowbar onsite.
True Story: At the Price House in Buffalo Wright directed the landscaper to arrive with a bucket of golf balls which Wright took and turned around and threw them back over his head and then instructed the landscaper to plant trees where the balls landed.
I don't know if Wright did this at other locations, but it seems like Jens Jensen would have approved.