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: Siesta Key
State: Florida
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Nation: United States
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STATUS
Type: Residence
Status: Project

TECHNICAL DATA
Date(s): 1947
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Floors (Above Ground): 1
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PROFESSIONAL TEAM
Client: George Shute
Architect: Ralph S. Twitchell
Associate Architect: Paul Rudolph
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shute residence

  • This was a small pavilion-style structure, near which the client had planned to build a larger adjoining house.

  • The lean roof structure rests on lofty posts that are joint with the glass screens, enclosing the house. This house was planned to be made up of prefabricated modular structures which would later get assembled together on site.

  • Paul focused on connecting various modules and setting up their size corresponding to the unifying structure of the cantilevered roof.

  • The chimney is freestanding and attached to the roof structure by a sculptural piece of driftwood

  • It remains unbuilt.

The indulgence of many extravagances has been permitted by skilled labor, which is the key to the whole design.
— Paul Rudolph
The Shute Residence is an exercise in coordinated modules to create an intelligent discipline in the design and to maximize limited space and material.
— Domin, Christopher, et al. Paul Rudolph: the Florida Houses. Princeton Architectural Press, 2002.

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

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PROJECT BIBLIOGRAPHY
Domin, Christopher, et al. Paul Rudolph: the Florida Houses. Princeton Architectural Press, 2002.

“Chronological List of Works by Paul Rudolph, 1946-1974.” Architecture & Urbanism, Jan. 1975, p. 150.