Welcome to the Archives of the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation. The purpose of this online database is to function as a tool for scholars, students, architects, preservationists, journalists and other interested parties. The archive consists of photographs, slides, articles and publications from Rudolph’s lifetime; physical drawings and models; personal photos and memorabilia; and contemporary photographs and articles.
Unless otherwise noted, all images and drawings are copyright © The Estate of Paul Rudolph and The Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation. Please speak with a representative of the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation to get permission to use any drawings or photos. Drawings, sketches and other materials produced by Rudolph’s architectural office at the Library of Congress are maintained there for preservation, but the intellectual property rights belong to the Paul Rudolph Estate and Ernst Wagner, founder of the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation.
City: Siesta Key
Zip Code: 34242
Nation: United States
Google Maps Address:
Floors (Above Ground):
Client: Roberta Healy Finney
Architect: Paul Rudolph
Associate Architect: Ralph S. Twitchell
Roberta finney guest house
Paul designed the house while he was a student at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design.
Rudolph designed the guest house under the strict principles of the International Style, which was taught to him by Walter Gropius.
Rudolph mentioned in Interiors magazine that the kitchen is "like an assembly line, culminating in a built-in dining table"
Rudolph's first use of hinged over-hanging panels, to be used for shading and as protection from bad weather
Rudolph worked on the project for a period of 2 years.
It remains unbuilt.
DRAWINGS - Design Drawings / Renderings
DRAWINGS - Construction Drawings
DRAWINGS - Shop Drawings
PHOTOS - Project Model
PHOTOS - During Construction
PHOTOS - Completed Project
PHOTOS - Current Conditions
LINKS FOR MORE INFORMATION
Rohan, T. (2014). The architecture of Paul Rudolph. New Haven, Conn.: Yale Univ. Press.
Domin, Christopher, et al. Paul Rudolph: the Florida Houses. Princeton Architectural Press, 2002.
John Howey, The Sarasota School of Architecture 1941-1966, MIT Press, 1997
Futagawa, Yukio. Paul Rudolph: Dessins D'Architecture: Architekturzeichnunge: Architectural Drawings. Architectural Book Pub. Co., 1981.
“Finney Guest Cottage.” Architecture & Urbanism, July 1977, pp. 21-23.
Quantrill, Malcolm. “Is This Geometry Really Environment?” Royal Institute of British Architects Journal, Oct. 1975, p. 5.
“Chronological List of Works by Paul Rudolph, 1946-1974.” Architecture & Urbanism, Jan. 1975, p. 149.
“Rudolph.” Architect's Journal, 4 Sept. 1974, p. 526.
Rudolph, P. and Moholy-Nagy, S. (1970). The Architecture of Paul Rudolph. New York: Praeger, pp. 32-33.
“Maison De Vacances En Floride.” Architecture D'Aujourd'hui, July 1950, pp. 66–67.
“Plateau, Inlet, and House for Florida Vacations.” Interiors, Jan. 1950, pp. 104–109.