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: 1818 Pandora Drive
City: Sarasota
State: Florida
Zip Code: 34231
Nation: United States
Google Maps Address: 27.2451, -82.51364

STATUS
Type: Residence
Status: Built

TECHNICAL DATA
Date(s): 1953-1954
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Architect: Paul Rudolph
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Wilson Residence

  • This was a low cost housing project.

  • The Wilson Residence was completely built out of out of prefabricated paper honeycomb panels, which had been invented by the Airline industry for making lightweight bulkheads.

  • The honeycomb structure panels were designed to achieve maximum strength through minimum density.

  • The structure was assembled under a day, upon receiving the panels.

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
“For Those Who Appreciate Architecture.” Sarasota Herald Tribune, November 20, 1995. p. 152

Domin, Christopher, et al. Paul Rudolph: the Florida Houses. Princeton Architectural Press, 2002.