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.

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LOCATION
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City: Martha's Vineyard
State: Massachusetts
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Nation: United States
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STATUS
Type: Residence
Status: Destroyed

TECHNICAL DATA
Date(s): 1947-1951
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PROFESSIONAL TEAM
Client: Lucienne Twitchell Neilson
Architect: Paul Rudolph
Associate Architect: Ralph S. Twitchell
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Lucienne Twitchell Residence

  • Lucienne Twitchell Neilson was the first wife of Ralph Twitchell

  • Lucienne and Ralph divorced in 1947

  • designed in 1947, not built until 1951

  • Construction was carried out by her sons Tolyn and Terry, with remote assistance from Ralph and his nephew Jack in Florida.

  • Destroyed by Fire 

DRAWINGS - Design Drawings / Renderings

DRAWINGS - Construction Drawings

DRAWINGS - Shop Drawings

PHOTOS - Project Model

PHOTOS - During Construction

PHOTOS - Completed Project

PHOTOS - Current Conditions

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PROJECT BIBLIOGRAPHY
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.