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2010

Carl Koch TechBuilt house, Turning Mill Rd, Lexington MA

Carl Koch TechBuilt house, Turning Mill Rd, Lexington MA

I can’t decide if I love this house or if I hate it. Pasting from the real estate listing:

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Techbuilt model home by architect Carl Koch defines mid-century modernism. One of 12 homes featured on the Lexington Historical Society modernism tour. Versatile design w/ option for expansion/change. Upstairs family room was 2 additional bedrooms and can easily be restored back. Set high on a knoll, 3/4 acre wooded/private lot in area of more expensive homes. Deep 1 car garage w/ loft has heater. Neighborhood pool, Estabrook school, Lexpress @ driveway.

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I like the design, but it looks like it would be hard to make any changes without ruining the character of it. I like the setting (no lawn to mow!) but I don’t like that it’s about 100 meters from a major Interstate highway. I like that it’s cheaper than other houses in the neighborhood, but that isn’t saying much (and, bleh, suburbs).

Pasting from the Wikipedia entry on Carl Koch:

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Carl Koch ( May 11, 1912- 03 July 3, 1998) was a noted American architect. He was most associated with the design of prefabricated homes and development of the Techcrete building system.

Education

He was born Albert Carl Koch in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was educated at Harvard College and received his Master of Architecture degree from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. He completed his studies in 1937. The time he spent at Harvard overlapped with arrival of Walter Gropius, founder of the Bauhaus in Germany.[1]

Career

After completing his education, he moved to Sweden where he worked for Sven Markelius for six months.[2] There he blended what he had learned in his formal education with clean Scandinavian design. These influences were evident in his work, especially the Techbuilt homes.

Work

Koch believed that the American lifestyle would be best served by a housing system which could be easily assembled, disassembled and reconfigured. This passion led him to pioneer prefabrication technologies. His Techbuilt series of homes was designed to be built with prefabricated panels for the walls, floor and roof. [3]

Buildings

His prime legacy is the Techbuilt system of home construction. In the Techbuilt house, the master bedroom is upstairs while the other bedrooms, kitchen and living space are all on the first floor. [4]

Projects

• Snake Hill, Massachusetts group of eight houses (1942) [5]
Acorn House (1948)
• Staff housing for the US Embassy, Belgrade (1956)
The Techcrete Academy Homes (1962)
Eliot House, Mount Holyoke College (1962)

Legacy

Carl Koch is known for his successful early designs for prefabricated housing. He created the Techbuilt System of home construction. Progressive Architecture magazine gave him the unofficial title "The Grandfather of Prefab" in 1994. [6] In total, over 3,000 Techbuilt homes were sold. [7] He outlined his thoughts and experiences on prefabrication in a book which he wrote with Andy Lewis entitled At Home With Tomorrow (NYC: Rinehart Rinehart and Company, Inc., 1958.)[8]

Awards

• First Award American Institute of Architects (1954)

References

1. ^ "Carl Koch". National Trust for Historic Preservation. www.preservationnation.org/travel-and-sites/sites/northea…. Retrieved 15 November 2009. 

2. ^ McCallum, Ian (1959), Architecture U. S. A., New York: Reinhold Pub. Corp., pp. 170–174, hdl.handle.net/2027/mdp.39015009424741 

3. ^ Ford, Katherine (1955), Designs for living; 175 examples of quality home interiors., New York: Reinhold Pub. Corp., pp. 22–23, hdl.handle.net/2027/mdp.39015006327749 

4. ^ Ford, Katherine (1955), Designs for living; 175 examples of quality home interiors., New York: Reinhold Pub. Corp., pp. 22–23, hdl.handle.net/2027/mdp.39015006327749 

5. ^ Gutheim, Frederick (1957), One hundred years of architecture in America, 1857-1957, celebrating the centennial of the American Institute of Architects., New York: Reinhold Pub. Corp., hdl.handle.net/2027/mdp.39015006723400 

6. ^ Long, Tom (1998). "Carl Koch, 86; noted architect". The Boston Globe. www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1P2-8498009.html. Retrieved 15 November 2009. 

7. ^ "Carl Koch". National Trust for Historic Preservation. www.preservationnation.org/travel-and-sites/sites/northea…. Retrieved 15 November 2009. 

8. ^ Modernism 101: Architecture [1]

Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Koch_(architect)"
Categories: American architects | Harvard University alumni | Modernist architects | 1998 deaths | 1912 births

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Posted by Chris Devers on 2010-05-02 03:11:35

Tagged: , house , architecture , TechBuilt , Carl Koch , mid-century modernism , mid-century modern , Lexington Historical Society , Lexington , Lexington MA , MA , Massachusetts , 2010 , Camera: Nikon D50 , home , modern , modernism , prefab , prefabricated , contemporary , Techcrete , exif:aperture=f/5.6 , exif:exposure=0.008 sec (1/125) , exif:exposure_bias=0 EV , exif:flash=Off, Did not fire , exif:focal_length=18 mm , camera:make=NIKON CORPORATION , meta:exif=1272947098 , Lens: 18-200VR , camera:model=NIKON D50 , flickrstats:favorites=1 , flickrstats:galleries=1 , exif:filename=DSC_.JPG , exif:lens=18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 , exif:orientation=Rotate 270 CW , exif:shutter_count=42751 , exif:vari_program=Auto , meta:exif=1350398685

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Royal Enfield Continental GT

Royal Enfield Continental GT

Posted by Lawrence Peregrine-Trousers on 2010-06-10 12:59:58

Tagged: , vjmc , nabs , head , show , 2010 , vintage , japanese , motorcycle , club , lancs , lancashire , section , preston , norh , west , england , britain , ffffffffff , old , classic , bikes , motorbikes , gb , uk

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Carl Koch TechBuilt house, Turning Mill Rd, Lexington MA

Carl Koch TechBuilt house, Turning Mill Rd, Lexington MA

I can’t decide if I love this house or if I hate it. Pasting from the real estate listing:

[start-quote]

Techbuilt model home by architect Carl Koch defines mid-century modernism. One of 12 homes featured on the Lexington Historical Society modernism tour. Versatile design w/ option for expansion/change. Upstairs family room was 2 additional bedrooms and can easily be restored back. Set high on a knoll, 3/4 acre wooded/private lot in area of more expensive homes. Deep 1 car garage w/ loft has heater. Neighborhood pool, Estabrook school, Lexpress @ driveway.

[end-quote]

I like the design, but it looks like it would be hard to make any changes without ruining the character of it. I like the setting (no lawn to mow!) but I don’t like that it’s about 100 meters from a major Interstate highway. I like that it’s cheaper than other houses in the neighborhood, but that isn’t saying much (and, bleh, suburbs).

Pasting from the Wikipedia entry on Carl Koch:

[start-quote]

Carl Koch ( May 11, 1912- 03 July 3, 1998) was a noted American architect. He was most associated with the design of prefabricated homes and development of the Techcrete building system.

Education

He was born Albert Carl Koch in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was educated at Harvard College and received his Master of Architecture degree from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. He completed his studies in 1937. The time he spent at Harvard overlapped with arrival of Walter Gropius, founder of the Bauhaus in Germany.[1]

Career

After completing his education, he moved to Sweden where he worked for Sven Markelius for six months.[2] There he blended what he had learned in his formal education with clean Scandinavian design. These influences were evident in his work, especially the Techbuilt homes.

Work

Koch believed that the American lifestyle would be best served by a housing system which could be easily assembled, disassembled and reconfigured. This passion led him to pioneer prefabrication technologies. His Techbuilt series of homes was designed to be built with prefabricated panels for the walls, floor and roof. [3]

Buildings

His prime legacy is the Techbuilt system of home construction. In the Techbuilt house, the master bedroom is upstairs while the other bedrooms, kitchen and living space are all on the first floor. [4]

Projects

• Snake Hill, Massachusetts group of eight houses (1942) [5]
Acorn House (1948)
• Staff housing for the US Embassy, Belgrade (1956)
The Techcrete Academy Homes (1962)
Eliot House, Mount Holyoke College (1962)

Legacy

Carl Koch is known for his successful early designs for prefabricated housing. He created the Techbuilt System of home construction. Progressive Architecture magazine gave him the unofficial title "The Grandfather of Prefab" in 1994. [6] In total, over 3,000 Techbuilt homes were sold. [7] He outlined his thoughts and experiences on prefabrication in a book which he wrote with Andy Lewis entitled At Home With Tomorrow (NYC: Rinehart Rinehart and Company, Inc., 1958.)[8]

Awards

• First Award American Institute of Architects (1954)

References

1. ^ "Carl Koch". National Trust for Historic Preservation. www.preservationnation.org/travel-and-sites/sites/northea…. Retrieved 15 November 2009. 

2. ^ McCallum, Ian (1959), Architecture U. S. A., New York: Reinhold Pub. Corp., pp. 170–174, hdl.handle.net/2027/mdp.39015009424741 

3. ^ Ford, Katherine (1955), Designs for living; 175 examples of quality home interiors., New York: Reinhold Pub. Corp., pp. 22–23, hdl.handle.net/2027/mdp.39015006327749 

4. ^ Ford, Katherine (1955), Designs for living; 175 examples of quality home interiors., New York: Reinhold Pub. Corp., pp. 22–23, hdl.handle.net/2027/mdp.39015006327749 

5. ^ Gutheim, Frederick (1957), One hundred years of architecture in America, 1857-1957, celebrating the centennial of the American Institute of Architects., New York: Reinhold Pub. Corp., hdl.handle.net/2027/mdp.39015006723400 

6. ^ Long, Tom (1998). "Carl Koch, 86; noted architect". The Boston Globe. www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1P2-8498009.html. Retrieved 15 November 2009. 

7. ^ "Carl Koch". National Trust for Historic Preservation. www.preservationnation.org/travel-and-sites/sites/northea…. Retrieved 15 November 2009. 

8. ^ Modernism 101: Architecture [1]

Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Koch_(architect)"
Categories: American architects | Harvard University alumni | Modernist architects | 1998 deaths | 1912 births

[end-quote]

Posted by Chris Devers on 2010-05-02 03:12:08

Tagged: , house , architecture , TechBuilt , Carl Koch , mid-century modernism , mid-century modern , Lexington Historical Society , Lexington , Lexington MA , MA , Massachusetts , 2010 , Camera: Nikon D50 , home , modern , modernism , prefab , prefabricated , contemporary , Techcrete , exif:aperture=f/3.5 , exif:exposure=0.033 sec (1/30) , exif:exposure_bias=0 EV , exif:flash=Off, Did not fire , exif:focal_length=18 mm , camera:make=NIKON CORPORATION , meta:exif=1272947095 , Lens: 18-200VR , camera:model=NIKON D50 , flickrstats:favorites=1 , exif:filename=DSC_.JPG , exif:lens=18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 , exif:orientation=Horizontal (normal) , exif:shutter_count=42753 , exif:vari_program=Auto , meta:exif=1350398684

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The 1953 Matchless of Cas Segers,…….

The 1953 Matchless of Cas Segers,.......

Posted by Hans Viveen on 2010-07-27 15:40:31

Tagged: , 1953 , Matchless , 500cc , Cas Segers , Baarlo , Oldtimer , Veteraan , Veteran , Classic , Classics , Motor , Motoren , Motorcycle , Motorcycles , Motorrad , Motorräder , Motorfiets , Motorfietsen , Red , Rood , Rode , 49 , Great BritainEngland , Britain , British , Hans Viveen , Classic Grand Prix Barneveld , Internationale Historische Motor – Races , Barneveld , 2010 , Internationale Historische Motor – Races Barneveld , Oldtimers , Vintage , Motocyclette , Motocicleta , 17 Juli 2010 , دراجة , نارية , Мотоциклет , Μοτοσικλέτα , אופנוע , オートバイ , 오토바이 , Motocicletă , Мотоцикл , รถจักรยานยนต์ , 摩托車 , 摩托车 , Motorcykel , Mootorratas , Moottoripyörä , Moto , Motosiklèt , Motorkerékpár , Motocikls , Motociklas , Motorsykkel , Motocykl , Motorno Kolo , Motocykel , Motosiklet , Classic Motorcycle Racing , Fun on Wheels

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Victory

Victory

Foto de una motocicleta Victory en la 2ª Concentración Motera Vila de Blanes – Costa Brava. espacioHarley

Posted by espacioHarley.com on 2010-09-26 21:30:24

Tagged: , Harley , HarleyDavidson , Blanes2010 , 2010 , Victory

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Trike

Trike

Posted by espacioHarley.com on 2010-06-28 23:12:15

Tagged: , Harley , NavacerradaKustomDay2010 , 2010

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CuSToM

CuSToM

swiss motorcycle exhibition 2010 @ messe zurich.
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Posted by Toni_V on 2010-02-25 18:53:58

Tagged: , dsc_8020 , swissmoto , custombike , motorcycle , bike , hd , harley , harley-davidson , zurich , zürich , d300 , switzerland , bikeshow , 2010 , 10-02-20 , colorkey , selective colors , v-power , square , messe zürich

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Royal Enfield J30

Royal Enfield J30

Royal Enfield J30 1930 at the 2010 Banbury Run, All the way from Australia !

Posted by BSMK1SV on 2010-06-21 12:14:20

Tagged: , Royal , Enfield , J30 , 500cc , 1930 , Banbury , Run , 2010 , VMCC , Vintage , Veteran

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