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: 1801 Deepdale Drive
City: Fort Worth
State: Texas
Zip Code: 76107
Nation: United States
Google Maps Address: 32.7442, -97.41608

STATUS
Type: Residence
Status: Built

TECHNICAL DATA
Date(s): 1970
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Architect: Paul Rudolph
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Bass Residence

  • The house is an interconnected series of horizontal planes overlapping one another. The horizontal planes motion around a central courtyard.

  • The house projects outward in 4 directions, each with the support of a 40 foot long horizontal cantilever.

  • Paul sought to create a sense of floating planes in a complex spatial relationship. The house has four main floors but a total of twelve different levels living spaces.

  • This was Paul’s largest single-family project.

  • The house was for sale in 2014 and later withdrawn.

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
de Alba, Roberto. (2003). Paul Rudolph: The Late Work. New York, NY: Princeton Architectural Press.