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.
Address: 3575 Bayou Louise Lane
Zip Code: 34242
Nation: United States
Google Maps Address: 27.30148, -82.55926
Floors (Above Ground):
Architect: Ralph S. Twitchell
Associate Architect: Paul M. Rudolph
Healy Guest House - ‘Cocoon House’
The house was a structural and technological experimentation; steel straps were used to hold down the roof from the base and for the roof, they used insulation boards which was sprayed with saran-vinyl compounds.
The saran-vinyl compounds was used by the U.S. military to ‘cocoon’ parts of the Navy ships from the weather.
The house is cantilevered over water.
The house was featured in Architectural Forum June 1951, House and Home February 1952 and Arts+Architecture June 1959.
In 1955, the roof of the house was renovated.
The house is being rented to the Sarasota Architecture Foundation for a year starting in April 2018.
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.
Rudolph, P. and Moholy-Nagy, S. (1970). The Architecture of Paul Rudolph. New York: Praeger, pp. 34-35.