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
Nation: United States
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Floors (Above Ground): 1
Client: George Shute
Architect: Ralph S. Twitchell
Associate Architect: Paul Rudolph
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.
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
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.