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.

LOCATION
Address: 9390 Midnight Pass Road
City: Sarasota
State: Florida
Zip Code: 34242
Nation: United States
Google Maps Address: 27.21163, -82.51145

STATUS
Type: Residential
Status: Demolished

TECHNICAL DATA
Date(s): 1951
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Architect: Ralph S. Twitchell
Associate Architect: Paul M. Rudolph
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Wheelan Cottage

  • The cottages were designed as temporary rental units.

  • It was demolished for a multi-family development.

“In comparison to the Coward Residence, the Kate Wheelan Cottage conveys a more pronounced sense of abstraction in the disposition of form and material. Planar block walls of uniform height anchor the two cottages to the ground and to each other. Through the use of open side walls and glazed gable ends, the thin swooping roof reads as an independent form, seeming to float in air. The broad, sheltering quality of the roof is further emphasized in the interior. Freestanding partitions, except at the bathroom enclosure, continue at the same height as the block walls, independent of the hovering canopy above.

These cottages, designed as short-term rental units, achieve a sense of both lightness and protection. Neither elevated on pilotis nor terraces, they are constructed directly on the ground and continue the idea developed ten years earlier in the Twitchell Residence: a way of living in a minimal pavilion immersed in the benign, though seemingly wild, subtropics.”
— Domin, Christopher, and Joseph King. Paul Rudolph:The Florida Houses. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2002. p. 119.

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.