Kentuck Knob

September 19, 2010

Yesterday I visited Frank Lloyd Wright‘s Kentuck Knob. Very inspiring.

A few points that struck me: Wright disliked basements, garages, attics or any area that collects “stuff”. I really like this approach. Write had a focus on economy of materials and cost.

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Apple’s Glass Stairs

August 30, 2010

Interesting article on Apple’s glass stairs, including technical details:

http://www.ifoapplestore.com/stores/glass_staircase.html

Weathering Steel

August 28, 2010

For the dwelling, I’m picturing the the edges made of steel that’s allowed to corrode. The perfect steel for this is weathering steel.

This is the material Richard Serra uses for his sculptures:

Speaking of weathering steel, check this out:

(from http://dereknicholson.com)

Land

August 28, 2010

I’m starting to check out land for sale:

Start

August 28, 2010

This blog will document my attempt to secure rural wooded property and build a minimalist glass dwelling. A nature preserve with a kinetic sculpture you can occupy. It’s part investment, safety net, art project, engineering project, childhood dream, lifestyle re-invention. It’s an experiment.