Archive for the ‘Wright’ Category

Wanna buy a Lou Kahn?

03/14/2008


The Esherick house. 1961. Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia. For Sale at Wright, May 18, 2008 in Chicago. Estimated at $2–3 million. That’s all? How much was that Jasper Johns you just bought?

By the way, the Esherick house is right across the street from Robert Venturi’s house for his mother, completed just three years later.

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03/25/2007

Make yourself at home with Alvar Aalto!

Last week I walked through Aalto’s great Baker Dormitory at MIT,
and I had to take this photo (without the guy seeing me; yes it was a male!)
to show how the students live in Aalto’s masterpiece.


Then I got home, in Chicago, and leafing through the catalog for my favorite auction house.
Look what I saw!

var icollvar_mainpic = null, icollvar_ebaymainpic = null;icollvar_mainpic = icollfunc_getelement(‘icoll_images_mainimage’);icollvar_ebaymainpic = icollfunc_getelement(‘mainPicture’);icollvar_ebaymainpic.style.display = ‘none’;icollvar_mainpic.style.display = ‘block’;function icoll_changeimage(imgurl){ if(icollvar_mainpic != null){ icollvar_mainpic.src = imgu“Alvar Aalto shelving for Baker Dormitory at MIT Svenska Artek Finland, c. 1948 birch 58 w x 34.5 d x 98 h inches. This shelving system was designed by Aalto for the senior’s dormitory at MIT in Cambridge, MA.
Estimate: $4000 – 6000.”

Now you wanna pick up your clothes? Just kidding. I think it’s great the guy’s so comfortable!

-Edoardo

12/01/2006

Did Frank Lloyd Wright’s Johnson Wax Building


flood?

No. The bottom photo is a new spa in Bath, England
by Sir Nicholas Grimshaw.

12/01/2006

Did Frank Lloyd Wright’s Johnson Wax Building


flood?

No. The bottom photo is a new spa in Bath, England
by Sir Nicholas Grimshaw.

12/01/2006

Did Frank Lloyd Wright’s Johnson Wax Building


flood?

No. The bottom photo is a new spa in Bath, England
by Sir Nicholas Grimshaw.