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
Address:
City: Sarasota
State: Florida
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Nation: United States
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STATUS
Type: Residence
Status: Built

TECHNICAL DATA
Date(s): 1953-1954
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PROFESSIONAL TEAM
Client:
Architect: Paul Rudolph
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SUPPLIERS
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Davis Residence

  • Paul originally provided the client with two proposals, from which the house with pitched-roof was chosen.

  • It had the wooden stud framing system and a stucco facade which conceals a complex roof- framing structure.

  • This house was built for $16,000.

  • This was a cost-effective design built with conventional building systems. Paul chose cost-effective materials and found innovative ways of using them to meet the budget requirements.

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.