Usonian

May 14th, 2011

Usonian is a computer enclosure inspired by the designs of Frank Lloyd Wright. The window walls are from the Bachman-Wilson House.

 

Falling Water balcony over a Coonley Playhouse front fascia. The colors are FLW's favorite, Cherokee Red, and Covered Wagon, the color of Falling Water's cantilevered balconies.

 

Split-level cantilevered roofs made of teak.

 

Coonley Playhouse Balloons and Confetti art glass-inspired back panel.

Specs:

Coolermaster 690 II Advanced computer case
Intel Core i7-875K (Unlocked)
Gigabyte GA-H55N-USB3 Mini-ITX motherboard
Scythe Shuriken Rev. B HSF
8GB Crucial DDR1333 system memory
ATI 5750 1GB Low-profile video card
256GB Crucial C300 SSD
Silverstone 500W Modular PSU
2TB Seagate 3.5" hard drive
2 x 140mm and 2 x 120mm case fans
(Small computer components were used to maximize the space inside the enclosure and to minimize their distraction from the overall design)

 

 

 

Mahogany highlights.

 

Roofs removed to display the exhaust fan grille inspired by a radiator cover design in the Irving House.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Irving House - 1909

 

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Coonley Playhouse - 1912

 

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Balloons and Confetti art glass, Coonley Playhouse - 1912

 

 

 

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Bachman-Wilson House - 1954

 

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Robie House - 1908

 

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Kaufmann House aka Fallingwater - 1935

 

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Bachman-Wilson House - 1954

A comprehensive project worklog of Usonian with more than 200 photos can be accessed at Jeffrey Stephenson Design Forum

Thanks for looking.

Special thanks to my friends at Silverstone for their continued support.

 

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