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.

Image rights are the responsibility of the user. Unless otherwise noted, images should be credited to the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation. Please speak with a representative of the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation before publishing photographs. Drawings, sketches and other materials at the Library of Congress are in the public domain, however the digital scan or photograph of the item still belongs to its creator. The copyright of any other items remains with the estate of Paul Rudolph and Ernst Wagner, founder of the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation.

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LOCATION
Address: 3575 Bayou Louise Lane
City: Sarasota
State: Florida
Zip Code: 34242
Nation: United States
Google Maps Address: 27.30148, -82.55926

STATUS
Type: Residential
Status: Built

TECHNICAL DATA
Date(s): 1948-1949
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PROFESSIONAL TEAM
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Architect: Ralph S. Twitchell
Associate Architect: Paul M. Rudolph
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Healy Guest House - ‘Cocoon House’

A tension roof structure spanning 22 ft. (I could not wait for a longer and therefore more appropriate span-which renders this an exercise in structural exhibitionism) poised at the water’s edge with breathing walls and a spirit of light-heartedness. It should have been one room because of the volume of space defined by the curving roof, but it is actually divided into four spaces, and the resultant segmental spaces are not satisfactory.
— Paul Rudolph in Moholy-Nagy, Sibyl, and Gerhard Schwab. The Architecture of Paul Rudolph. New York: Praeger, 1970. P. 34

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

RELATED DOWNLOADS

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.