Lecture 6 - W right and Modernism I. Chicago School a....

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Wright and Modernism I. Chicago School a. Another word for modern b. No nonsense highly expressive architectural style II. Loadbearing wall a. Pittsburgh courthouse b. Walls supporting building III. Curtain wall a. Wall is not actually supporting building b. Function is to keep out exterior, not structural IV.Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) a. Organic Architecture i. Let it grow out of the Earth b. Works for Sullivan and Adler c. Builds Private houses in Oak Park, Chicago V. Winslow House a. 1893 b. Riverside Suburb c. Tightly held to ground d. High symbolic elements e. Pronounced overhang at both ends f. No decoration, but house itself has decorative power VI.Gale House a. 1909 b. Low budget c. Presupposes central core from which all 4 sides extend out d. Waned cast concrete, but wooden with stucco frame VII. Robie House a. 1909 b. By University of Chicago c. House for bicycle manufacturer d. Invokes the prairie e. Extends from core f. Overhangs i. Steel girders being hidden
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ii. Dialogue between overhang and terraces
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Lecture 6 - W right and Modernism I. Chicago School a....

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