First Friday Open House hosted by the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation
Sep
6
6:00 PM18:00

First Friday Open House hosted by the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation

Experience the ONLY Paul Rudolph-designed interior open to the public in New York City. The Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation hosts our monthly open house at the Rudolph-designed Duplex within the Modulightor Building - a set of spaces which show Rudolph's mastery of architectural interiors.

Rudolph co-founded Modulightor to create the kind of lighting he needed to compliment his own work - and then designed its glowing headquarters in the design district of mid-town Manhattan: a masterwork of high Modernism, embracing compositional complexity and layered space while supporting multiple functions. Explore the space - furnished with unique furniture designed by Rudolph as well as many items from his personal collections.

Docents are on hand to provide information and answer questions. Space is limited so reserve your place today - and make sure to bring your camera and sketchbook!

All proceeds benefit the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation.

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Umbrella House Tour hosted by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation: September 21, 2019
Sep
21
11:00 AM11:00

Umbrella House Tour hosted by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation: September 21, 2019

  • 1300 Westway Drive Sarasota, FL, 34236 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Tour the renowned Umbrella House, described by Architectural Digest as “One of the five most remarkable houses of the mid-twentieth century”.

In 1953, Lido Shores developer Philip Hiss hired architect Paul Rudolph to create one of the 20th century's most iconic houses. The dominant feature of the house, the aptly named "umbrella," was originally built of wood and used to shade the house from the intense Florida sun was lost in a storm in the 1960's.

The full umbrella over the pool was restored in 2015 by Hall Architects, receiving the 2016 Florida Trust Outstanding Award, 2016 Florida AIA Honor Award and the 2016 Florida Gulf Coast Chapter AIA Honor Award.

The Umbrella House will be open for the public to tour once a month through December 2019.
January 19, February 16, March 16, April 20, May 18, June 15, July 20, August 17, September 21, October 19, December 21.

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Cocoon House Tour hosted by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation: September 21, 2019
Sep
21
1:00 PM13:00

Cocoon House Tour hosted by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation: September 21, 2019

  • 3575 Bayou Louise Lane Sarasota, FL, 34242 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Experience the rare opportunity to tour the interior of Ralph Twitchell and Paul Rudolph’s historic 1950 Healy Guest House, also known as Cocoon House.  

Located on Bayou Louise Lane on Siesta Key, Cocoon House is a two-bedroom, one-bath, 760-square-foot cottage built as a guesthouse for Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Healy. The house gets its name from the technology used to build its roof: a polymer spray that Paul Rudolph saw being used at the Brooklyn Navy Yard on warships returning after WWII in order to "cocoon" or moth-ball them. Rudolph's creativity made him realize that this material could also be used in the construction industry.

The Cocoon House was named “Best House Design of the Year” from the AIA in 1949; selected by MoMA New York as one of 19 examples of houses built since WWII that were "pioneers of design" in 1953; and locally designated as a historic property by the City of Sarasota in 1985.

Space is limited to 15 guests per tour. Please register in advance.

Parking: The house is located on a narrow private lane. Please do not turn down Bayou Louise Lane. SAF volunteers will direct vehicles to a nearby lot on the corner of Gulfmead Drive and Siesta Drive. Enjoy the short 0.1 mile walk to the Cocoon House on Bayou Louise Lane.

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First Friday Open House hosted by the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation
Oct
4
6:00 PM18:00

First Friday Open House hosted by the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation

Experience the ONLY Paul Rudolph-designed interior open to the public in New York City. The Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation hosts our monthly open house at the Rudolph-designed Duplex within the Modulightor Building - a set of spaces which show Rudolph's mastery of architectural interiors.

Rudolph co-founded Modulightor to create the kind of lighting he needed to compliment his own work - and then designed its glowing headquarters in the design district of mid-town Manhattan: a masterwork of high Modernism, embracing compositional complexity and layered space while supporting multiple functions. Explore the space - furnished with unique furniture designed by Rudolph as well as many items from his personal collections.

Docents are on hand to provide information and answer questions. Space is limited so reserve your place today - and make sure to bring your camera and sketchbook!

All proceeds benefit the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation.

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Cocoon House Tour hosted by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation
Oct
5
1:00 PM13:00

Cocoon House Tour hosted by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation

  • 3575 Bayou Louise Lane Sarasota, FL, 34242 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Experience the rare opportunity to tour the interior of Ralph Twitchell and Paul Rudolph’s historic 1950 Healy Guest House, also known as Cocoon House.  

Located on Bayou Louise Lane on Siesta Key, Cocoon House is a two-bedroom, one-bath, 760-square-foot cottage built as a guesthouse for Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Healy. The house gets its name from the technology used to build its roof: a polymer spray that Paul Rudolph saw being used at the Brooklyn Navy Yard on warships returning after WWII in order to "cocoon" or moth-ball them. Rudolph's creativity made him realize that this material could also be used in the construction industry.

The Cocoon House was named “Best House Design of the Year” from the AIA in 1949; selected by MoMA New York as one of 19 examples of houses built since WWII that were "pioneers of design" in 1953; and locally designated as a historic property by the City of Sarasota in 1985.

Space is limited to 15 guests per tour. Please register in advance.

Parking: The house is located on a narrow private lane. Please do not turn down Bayou Louise Lane. SAF volunteers will direct vehicles to a nearby lot on the corner of Gulfmead Drive and Siesta Drive. Enjoy the short 0.1 mile walk to the Cocoon House on Bayou Louise Lane.

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Umbrella House Tour hosted by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation
Oct
19
11:00 AM11:00

Umbrella House Tour hosted by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation

  • 1300 Westway Drive Sarasota, FL, 34236 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Tour the renowned Umbrella House, described by Architectural Digest as “One of the five most remarkable houses of the mid-twentieth century”.

In 1953, Lido Shores developer Philip Hiss hired architect Paul Rudolph to create one of the 20th century's most iconic houses. The dominant feature of the house, the aptly named "umbrella," was originally built of wood and used to shade the house from the intense Florida sun was lost in a storm in the 1960's.

The full umbrella over the pool was restored in 2015 by Hall Architects, receiving the 2016 Florida Trust Outstanding Award, 2016 Florida AIA Honor Award and the 2016 Florida Gulf Coast Chapter AIA Honor Award.

The Umbrella House will be open for the public to tour once a month through December 2019.
January 19, February 16, March 16, April 20, May 18, June 15, July 20, August 17, September 21, October 19, December 21.

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Cocoon House Tour hosted by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation
Oct
19
1:00 PM13:00

Cocoon House Tour hosted by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation

  • 3575 Bayou Louise Lane Sarasota, FL, 34242 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Experience the rare opportunity to tour the interior of Ralph Twitchell and Paul Rudolph’s historic 1950 Healy Guest House, also known as Cocoon House.  

Located on Bayou Louise Lane on Siesta Key, Cocoon House is a two-bedroom, one-bath, 760-square-foot cottage built as a guesthouse for Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Healy. The house gets its name from the technology used to build its roof: a polymer spray that Paul Rudolph saw being used at the Brooklyn Navy Yard on warships returning after WWII in order to "cocoon" or moth-ball them. Rudolph's creativity made him realize that this material could also be used in the construction industry.

The Cocoon House was named “Best House Design of the Year” from the AIA in 1949; selected by MoMA New York as one of 19 examples of houses built since WWII that were "pioneers of design" in 1953; and locally designated as a historic property by the City of Sarasota in 1985.

Space is limited to 15 guests per tour. Please register in advance.

Parking: The house is located on a narrow private lane. Please do not turn down Bayou Louise Lane. SAF volunteers will direct vehicles to a nearby lot on the corner of Gulfmead Drive and Siesta Drive. Enjoy the short 0.1 mile walk to the Cocoon House on Bayou Louise Lane.

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First Friday Open House hosted by the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation
Nov
1
6:00 PM18:00

First Friday Open House hosted by the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation

Experience the ONLY Paul Rudolph-designed interior open to the public in New York City. The Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation hosts our monthly open house at the Rudolph-designed Duplex within the Modulightor Building - a set of spaces which show Rudolph's mastery of architectural interiors.

Rudolph co-founded Modulightor to create the kind of lighting he needed to compliment his own work - and then designed its glowing headquarters in the design district of mid-town Manhattan: a masterwork of high Modernism, embracing compositional complexity and layered space while supporting multiple functions. Explore the space - furnished with unique furniture designed by Rudolph as well as many items from his personal collections.

Docents are on hand to provide information and answer questions. Space is limited so reserve your place today - and make sure to bring your camera and sketchbook!

All proceeds benefit the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation.

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First Friday Open House hosted by the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation
Dec
6
6:00 PM18:00

First Friday Open House hosted by the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation

Experience the ONLY Paul Rudolph-designed interior open to the public in New York City. The Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation hosts our monthly open house at the Rudolph-designed Duplex within the Modulightor Building - a set of spaces which show Rudolph's mastery of architectural interiors.

Rudolph co-founded Modulightor to create the kind of lighting he needed to compliment his own work - and then designed its glowing headquarters in the design district of mid-town Manhattan: a masterwork of high Modernism, embracing compositional complexity and layered space while supporting multiple functions. Explore the space - furnished with unique furniture designed by Rudolph as well as many items from his personal collections.

Docents are on hand to provide information and answer questions. Space is limited so reserve your place today - and make sure to bring your camera and sketchbook!

All proceeds benefit the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation.

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Cocoon House Tour hosted by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation
Dec
7
1:00 PM13:00

Cocoon House Tour hosted by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation

  • 3575 Bayou Louise Lane Sarasota, FL, 34242 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Experience the rare opportunity to tour the interior of Ralph Twitchell and Paul Rudolph’s historic 1950 Healy Guest House, also known as Cocoon House.  

Located on Bayou Louise Lane on Siesta Key, Cocoon House is a two-bedroom, one-bath, 760-square-foot cottage built as a guesthouse for Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Healy. The house gets its name from the technology used to build its roof: a polymer spray that Paul Rudolph saw being used at the Brooklyn Navy Yard on warships returning after WWII in order to "cocoon" or moth-ball them. Rudolph's creativity made him realize that this material could also be used in the construction industry.

The Cocoon House was named “Best House Design of the Year” from the AIA in 1949; selected by MoMA New York as one of 19 examples of houses built since WWII that were "pioneers of design" in 1953; and locally designated as a historic property by the City of Sarasota in 1985.

Space is limited to 15 guests per tour. Please register in advance.

Parking: The house is located on a narrow private lane. Please do not turn down Bayou Louise Lane. SAF volunteers will direct vehicles to a nearby lot on the corner of Gulfmead Drive and Siesta Drive. Enjoy the short 0.1 mile walk to the Cocoon House on Bayou Louise Lane.

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Umbrella House Tour hosted by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation
Dec
21
11:00 AM11:00

Umbrella House Tour hosted by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation

  • 1300 Westway Drive Sarasota, FL, 34236 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Tour the renowned Umbrella House, described by Architectural Digest as “One of the five most remarkable houses of the mid-twentieth century”.

In 1953, Lido Shores developer Philip Hiss hired architect Paul Rudolph to create one of the 20th century's most iconic houses. The dominant feature of the house, the aptly named "umbrella," was originally built of wood and used to shade the house from the intense Florida sun was lost in a storm in the 1960's.

The full umbrella over the pool was restored in 2015 by Hall Architects, receiving the 2016 Florida Trust Outstanding Award, 2016 Florida AIA Honor Award and the 2016 Florida Gulf Coast Chapter AIA Honor Award.

The Umbrella House will be open for the public to tour once a month through December 2019.
January 19, February 16, March 16, April 20, May 18, June 15, July 20, August 17, September 21, October 19, December 21.

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Cocoon House Tour hosted by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation
Dec
21
1:00 PM13:00

Cocoon House Tour hosted by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation

  • 3575 Bayou Louise Lane Sarasota, FL, 34242 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Experience the rare opportunity to tour the interior of Ralph Twitchell and Paul Rudolph’s historic 1950 Healy Guest House, also known as Cocoon House.  

Located on Bayou Louise Lane on Siesta Key, Cocoon House is a two-bedroom, one-bath, 760-square-foot cottage built as a guesthouse for Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Healy. The house gets its name from the technology used to build its roof: a polymer spray that Paul Rudolph saw being used at the Brooklyn Navy Yard on warships returning after WWII in order to "cocoon" or moth-ball them. Rudolph's creativity made him realize that this material could also be used in the construction industry.

The Cocoon House was named “Best House Design of the Year” from the AIA in 1949; selected by MoMA New York as one of 19 examples of houses built since WWII that were "pioneers of design" in 1953; and locally designated as a historic property by the City of Sarasota in 1985.

Space is limited to 15 guests per tour. Please register in advance.

Parking: The house is located on a narrow private lane. Please do not turn down Bayou Louise Lane. SAF volunteers will direct vehicles to a nearby lot on the corner of Gulfmead Drive and Siesta Drive. Enjoy the short 0.1 mile walk to the Cocoon House on Bayou Louise Lane.

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First Friday Open House hosted by the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation
Jan
3
6:00 PM18:00

First Friday Open House hosted by the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation

Experience the ONLY Paul Rudolph-designed interior open to the public in New York City. The Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation hosts our monthly open house at the Rudolph-designed Duplex within the Modulightor Building - a set of spaces which show Rudolph's mastery of architectural interiors.

Rudolph co-founded Modulightor to create the kind of lighting he needed to compliment his own work - and then designed its glowing headquarters in the design district of mid-town Manhattan: a masterwork of high Modernism, embracing compositional complexity and layered space while supporting multiple functions. Explore the space - furnished with unique furniture designed by Rudolph as well as many items from his personal collections.

Docents are on hand to provide information and answer questions. Space is limited so reserve your place today - and make sure to bring your camera and sketchbook!

All proceeds benefit the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation.

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Cocoon House Tour hosted by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation
Jan
4
1:00 PM13:00

Cocoon House Tour hosted by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation

  • 3575 Bayou Louise Lane Sarasota, FL, 34242 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Experience the rare opportunity to tour the interior of Ralph Twitchell and Paul Rudolph’s historic 1950 Healy Guest House, also known as Cocoon House.  

Located on Bayou Louise Lane on Siesta Key, Cocoon House is a two-bedroom, one-bath, 760-square-foot cottage built as a guesthouse for Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Healy. The house gets its name from the technology used to build its roof: a polymer spray that Paul Rudolph saw being used at the Brooklyn Navy Yard on warships returning after WWII in order to "cocoon" or moth-ball them. Rudolph's creativity made him realize that this material could also be used in the construction industry.

The Cocoon House was named “Best House Design of the Year” from the AIA in 1949; selected by MoMA New York as one of 19 examples of houses built since WWII that were "pioneers of design" in 1953; and locally designated as a historic property by the City of Sarasota in 1985.

Space is limited to 15 guests per tour. Please register in advance.

Parking: The house is located on a narrow private lane. Please do not turn down Bayou Louise Lane. SAF volunteers will direct vehicles to a nearby lot on the corner of Gulfmead Drive and Siesta Drive. Enjoy the short 0.1 mile walk to the Cocoon House on Bayou Louise Lane.

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Cocoon House Tour hosted by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation
Jan
18
1:00 PM13:00

Cocoon House Tour hosted by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation

  • 3575 Bayou Louise Lane Sarasota, FL, 34242 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Experience the rare opportunity to tour the interior of Ralph Twitchell and Paul Rudolph’s historic 1950 Healy Guest House, also known as Cocoon House.  

Located on Bayou Louise Lane on Siesta Key, Cocoon House is a two-bedroom, one-bath, 760-square-foot cottage built as a guesthouse for Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Healy. The house gets its name from the technology used to build its roof: a polymer spray that Paul Rudolph saw being used at the Brooklyn Navy Yard on warships returning after WWII in order to "cocoon" or moth-ball them. Rudolph's creativity made him realize that this material could also be used in the construction industry.

The Cocoon House was named “Best House Design of the Year” from the AIA in 1949; selected by MoMA New York as one of 19 examples of houses built since WWII that were "pioneers of design" in 1953; and locally designated as a historic property by the City of Sarasota in 1985.

Space is limited to 15 guests per tour. Please register in advance.

Parking: The house is located on a narrow private lane. Please do not turn down Bayou Louise Lane. SAF volunteers will direct vehicles to a nearby lot on the corner of Gulfmead Drive and Siesta Drive. Enjoy the short 0.1 mile walk to the Cocoon House on Bayou Louise Lane.

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Cocoon House Tour hosted by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation
Feb
1
1:00 PM13:00

Cocoon House Tour hosted by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation

  • 3575 Bayou Louise Lane Sarasota, FL, 34242 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Experience the rare opportunity to tour the interior of Ralph Twitchell and Paul Rudolph’s historic 1950 Healy Guest House, also known as Cocoon House.  

Located on Bayou Louise Lane on Siesta Key, Cocoon House is a two-bedroom, one-bath, 760-square-foot cottage built as a guesthouse for Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Healy. The house gets its name from the technology used to build its roof: a polymer spray that Paul Rudolph saw being used at the Brooklyn Navy Yard on warships returning after WWII in order to "cocoon" or moth-ball them. Rudolph's creativity made him realize that this material could also be used in the construction industry.

The Cocoon House was named “Best House Design of the Year” from the AIA in 1949; selected by MoMA New York as one of 19 examples of houses built since WWII that were "pioneers of design" in 1953; and locally designated as a historic property by the City of Sarasota in 1985.

Space is limited to 15 guests per tour. Please register in advance.

Parking: The house is located on a narrow private lane. Please do not turn down Bayou Louise Lane. SAF volunteers will direct vehicles to a nearby lot on the corner of Gulfmead Drive and Siesta Drive. Enjoy the short 0.1 mile walk to the Cocoon House on Bayou Louise Lane.

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First Friday Open House hosted by the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation
Feb
7
6:00 PM18:00

First Friday Open House hosted by the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation

Experience the ONLY Paul Rudolph-designed interior open to the public in New York City. The Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation hosts our monthly open house at the Rudolph-designed Duplex within the Modulightor Building - a set of spaces which show Rudolph's mastery of architectural interiors.

Rudolph co-founded Modulightor to create the kind of lighting he needed to compliment his own work - and then designed its glowing headquarters in the design district of mid-town Manhattan: a masterwork of high Modernism, embracing compositional complexity and layered space while supporting multiple functions. Explore the space - furnished with unique furniture designed by Rudolph as well as many items from his personal collections.

Docents are on hand to provide information and answer questions. Space is limited so reserve your place today - and make sure to bring your camera and sketchbook!

All proceeds benefit the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation.

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Cocoon House Tour hosted by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation
Feb
15
1:00 PM13:00

Cocoon House Tour hosted by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation

  • 3575 Bayou Louise Lane Sarasota, FL, 34242 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Experience the rare opportunity to tour the interior of Ralph Twitchell and Paul Rudolph’s historic 1950 Healy Guest House, also known as Cocoon House.  

Located on Bayou Louise Lane on Siesta Key, Cocoon House is a two-bedroom, one-bath, 760-square-foot cottage built as a guesthouse for Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Healy. The house gets its name from the technology used to build its roof: a polymer spray that Paul Rudolph saw being used at the Brooklyn Navy Yard on warships returning after WWII in order to "cocoon" or moth-ball them. Rudolph's creativity made him realize that this material could also be used in the construction industry.

The Cocoon House was named “Best House Design of the Year” from the AIA in 1949; selected by MoMA New York as one of 19 examples of houses built since WWII that were "pioneers of design" in 1953; and locally designated as a historic property by the City of Sarasota in 1985.

Space is limited to 15 guests per tour. Please register in advance.

Parking: The house is located on a narrow private lane. Please do not turn down Bayou Louise Lane. SAF volunteers will direct vehicles to a nearby lot on the corner of Gulfmead Drive and Siesta Drive. Enjoy the short 0.1 mile walk to the Cocoon House on Bayou Louise Lane.

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First Friday Open House hosted by the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation
Mar
6
6:00 PM18:00

First Friday Open House hosted by the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation

Experience the ONLY Paul Rudolph-designed interior open to the public in New York City. The Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation hosts our monthly open house at the Rudolph-designed Duplex within the Modulightor Building - a set of spaces which show Rudolph's mastery of architectural interiors.

Rudolph co-founded Modulightor to create the kind of lighting he needed to compliment his own work - and then designed its glowing headquarters in the design district of mid-town Manhattan: a masterwork of high Modernism, embracing compositional complexity and layered space while supporting multiple functions. Explore the space - furnished with unique furniture designed by Rudolph as well as many items from his personal collections.

Docents are on hand to provide information and answer questions. Space is limited so reserve your place today - and make sure to bring your camera and sketchbook!

All proceeds benefit the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation.

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Cocoon House Tour hosted by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation
Mar
7
1:00 PM13:00

Cocoon House Tour hosted by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation

  • 3575 Bayou Louise Lane Sarasota, FL, 34242 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Experience the rare opportunity to tour the interior of Ralph Twitchell and Paul Rudolph’s historic 1950 Healy Guest House, also known as Cocoon House.  

Located on Bayou Louise Lane on Siesta Key, Cocoon House is a two-bedroom, one-bath, 760-square-foot cottage built as a guesthouse for Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Healy. The house gets its name from the technology used to build its roof: a polymer spray that Paul Rudolph saw being used at the Brooklyn Navy Yard on warships returning after WWII in order to "cocoon" or moth-ball them. Rudolph's creativity made him realize that this material could also be used in the construction industry.

The Cocoon House was named “Best House Design of the Year” from the AIA in 1949; selected by MoMA New York as one of 19 examples of houses built since WWII that were "pioneers of design" in 1953; and locally designated as a historic property by the City of Sarasota in 1985.

Space is limited to 15 guests per tour. Please register in advance.

Parking: The house is located on a narrow private lane. Please do not turn down Bayou Louise Lane. SAF volunteers will direct vehicles to a nearby lot on the corner of Gulfmead Drive and Siesta Drive. Enjoy the short 0.1 mile walk to the Cocoon House on Bayou Louise Lane.

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Cocoon House Tour hosted by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation
Mar
21
1:00 PM13:00

Cocoon House Tour hosted by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation

  • 3575 Bayou Louise Lane Sarasota, FL, 34242 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Experience the rare opportunity to tour the interior of Ralph Twitchell and Paul Rudolph’s historic 1950 Healy Guest House, also known as Cocoon House.  

Located on Bayou Louise Lane on Siesta Key, Cocoon House is a two-bedroom, one-bath, 760-square-foot cottage built as a guesthouse for Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Healy. The house gets its name from the technology used to build its roof: a polymer spray that Paul Rudolph saw being used at the Brooklyn Navy Yard on warships returning after WWII in order to "cocoon" or moth-ball them. Rudolph's creativity made him realize that this material could also be used in the construction industry.

The Cocoon House was named “Best House Design of the Year” from the AIA in 1949; selected by MoMA New York as one of 19 examples of houses built since WWII that were "pioneers of design" in 1953; and locally designated as a historic property by the City of Sarasota in 1985.

Space is limited to 15 guests per tour. Please register in advance.

Parking: The house is located on a narrow private lane. Please do not turn down Bayou Louise Lane. SAF volunteers will direct vehicles to a nearby lot on the corner of Gulfmead Drive and Siesta Drive. Enjoy the short 0.1 mile walk to the Cocoon House on Bayou Louise Lane.

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First Friday Open House hosted by the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation
Apr
3
6:00 PM18:00

First Friday Open House hosted by the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation

Experience the ONLY Paul Rudolph-designed interior open to the public in New York City. The Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation hosts our monthly open house at the Rudolph-designed Duplex within the Modulightor Building - a set of spaces which show Rudolph's mastery of architectural interiors.

Rudolph co-founded Modulightor to create the kind of lighting he needed to compliment his own work - and then designed its glowing headquarters in the design district of mid-town Manhattan: a masterwork of high Modernism, embracing compositional complexity and layered space while supporting multiple functions. Explore the space - furnished with unique furniture designed by Rudolph as well as many items from his personal collections.

Docents are on hand to provide information and answer questions. Space is limited so reserve your place today - and make sure to bring your camera and sketchbook!

All proceeds benefit the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation.

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First Friday Open House hosted by the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation
May
1
6:00 PM18:00

First Friday Open House hosted by the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation

Experience the ONLY Paul Rudolph-designed interior open to the public in New York City. The Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation hosts our monthly open house at the Rudolph-designed Duplex within the Modulightor Building - a set of spaces which show Rudolph's mastery of architectural interiors.

Rudolph co-founded Modulightor to create the kind of lighting he needed to compliment his own work - and then designed its glowing headquarters in the design district of mid-town Manhattan: a masterwork of high Modernism, embracing compositional complexity and layered space while supporting multiple functions. Explore the space - furnished with unique furniture designed by Rudolph as well as many items from his personal collections.

Docents are on hand to provide information and answer questions. Space is limited so reserve your place today - and make sure to bring your camera and sketchbook!

All proceeds benefit the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation.

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Cocoon House Tour hosted by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation: August 17, 2019
Aug
17
1:00 PM13:00

Cocoon House Tour hosted by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation: August 17, 2019

  • 3575 Bayou Louise Lane Sarasota, FL, 34242 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Experience the rare opportunity to tour the interior of Ralph Twitchell and Paul Rudolph’s historic 1950 Healy Guest House, also known as Cocoon House.  

Located on Bayou Louise Lane on Siesta Key, Cocoon House is a two-bedroom, one-bath, 760-square-foot cottage built as a guesthouse for Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Healy. The house gets its name from the technology used to build its roof: a polymer spray that Paul Rudolph saw being used at the Brooklyn Navy Yard on warships returning after WWII in order to "cocoon" or moth-ball them. Rudolph's creativity made him realize that this material could also be used in the construction industry.

The Cocoon House was named “Best House Design of the Year” from the AIA in 1949; selected by MoMA New York as one of 19 examples of houses built since WWII that were "pioneers of design" in 1953; and locally designated as a historic property by the City of Sarasota in 1985.

Space is limited to 15 guests per tour. Please register in advance.

Parking: The house is located on a narrow private lane. Please do not turn down Bayou Louise Lane. SAF volunteers will direct vehicles to a nearby lot on the corner of Gulfmead Drive and Siesta Drive. Enjoy the short 0.1 mile walk to the Cocoon House on Bayou Louise Lane.

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Umbrella House Tour hosted by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation: August 17, 2019
Aug
17
11:00 AM11:00

Umbrella House Tour hosted by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation: August 17, 2019

  • 1300 Westway Drive Sarasota, FL, 34236 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Tour the renowned Umbrella House, described by Architectural Digest as “One of the five most remarkable houses of the mid-twentieth century”.

In 1953, Lido Shores developer Philip Hiss hired architect Paul Rudolph to create one of the 20th century's most iconic houses. The dominant feature of the house, the aptly named "umbrella," was originally built of wood and used to shade the house from the intense Florida sun was lost in a storm in the 1960's.

The full umbrella over the pool was restored in 2015 by Hall Architects, receiving the 2016 Florida Trust Outstanding Award, 2016 Florida AIA Honor Award and the 2016 Florida Gulf Coast Chapter AIA Honor Award.

The Umbrella House will be open for the public to tour once a month through December 2019.
January 19, February 16, March 16, April 20, May 18, June 15, July 20, August 17, September 21, October 19, December 21.

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First Friday Open House hosted by the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation
Aug
2
6:00 PM18:00

First Friday Open House hosted by the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation

Experience the ONLY Paul Rudolph-designed interior open to the public in New York City. The Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation hosts our monthly open house at the Rudolph-designed Duplex within the Modulightor Building - a set of spaces which show Rudolph's mastery of architectural interiors.

Rudolph co-founded Modulightor to create the kind of lighting he needed to compliment his own work - and then designed its glowing headquarters in the design district of mid-town Manhattan: a masterwork of high Modernism, embracing compositional complexity and layered space while supporting multiple functions. Explore the space - furnished with unique furniture designed by Rudolph as well as many items from his personal collections.

Docents are on hand to provide information and answer questions. Space is limited so reserve your place today - and make sure to bring your camera and sketchbook!

All proceeds benefit the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation.

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Umbrella House Tour hosted by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation
Jul
20
11:00 AM11:00

Umbrella House Tour hosted by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation

  • 1300 Westway Drive Sarasota, FL, 34236 United States (map)
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Tour the renowned Umbrella House, described by Architectural Digest as “One of the five most remarkable houses of the mid-twentieth century”.

In 1953, Lido Shores developer Philip Hiss hired architect Paul Rudolph to create one of the 20th century's most iconic houses. The dominant feature of the house, the aptly named "umbrella," was originally built of wood and used to shade the house from the intense Florida sun was lost in a storm in the 1960's.

The full umbrella over the pool was restored in 2015 by Hall Architects, receiving the 2016 Florida Trust Outstanding Award, 2016 Florida AIA Honor Award and the 2016 Florida Gulf Coast Chapter AIA Honor Award.

The Umbrella House will be open for the public to tour once a month through December 2019.
January 19, February 16, March 16, April 20, May 18, June 15, July 20, August 17, September 21, October 19, December 21.

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SpaceMaker Salon Series presents RD Chin
Jul
19
9:00 PM21:00

SpaceMaker Salon Series presents RD Chin

23 Beekman Place, Paul Rudolph's legendary home, was host to many famous visitors and events. One night in particular included Ray Eames, Philip Johnson, and Vincent Scully. The group had a lively back-and-forth and it created an environment that Paul wished to continue.

The Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation is pleased to announce our ‘SpaceMaker Salon Series’ to continue a tradition that grew from Paul Rudolph’s desire to encourage debates about important issues surrounding modern architecture.

Our first salon will be led by RD Chin. He will discuss how he met Paul Rudolph and share some experiences from the period of 1981 to 1995 when he worked in Rudolph’s architectural office. Mr. Chin will also discuss how he got into Feng Shui and how this ancient art is used in today’s contemporary architectural design. He will conclude with examples from his portfolio showing Rudolph’s influence on his Feng Shui work what he learned from Rudolph about scale for his residential, commercial and urban projects.

Mr. Chin will present in the Modulightor Gallery Duplex. Limited copies of Feng Shui Revealed will be on hand for purchase and dedication over refreshments following the talk.

Friday, July 19 2010
7:00 - 9:00 pm

doors open at 6:30 pm

Modulightor
246 East 58th Street
New York, NY 10022

Introduction by
Kelvin Dickinson, Foundation President

light refreshments provided by The Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation.

Seats for the event are limited, so reserve your place today to ensure your attendance. If available, tickets purchased on the day of the event will be priced at a higher level. Tickets are non-refundable.

Proceeds from this event benefit The Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation to promote the preservation, knowledge and understanding of the work of architect and educator Paul Rudolph.

About RD Chin:

RD uses Feng Shui as a tool to create harmonious, well-integrated designs for a large variety of clients. He has worked on urban planning and housing development in the Netherlands, submitted a Feng Shui proposal for the World Trade Center Memorial and has worked on numerous projects including the corporate headquarters for Felippo Berio Olive Oil, Standard Chartered Bank and a community-based affordable housing project for One Flushing, NY.

RD is not only an architect, but serves as an author and teacher as well. He trained under the tutelage of the late Grandmaster Lin Yun, Master Raymond Lo and other feng shui teachers, as well as the late master architect, Paul Rudolph.

RD founded RD Chin, Feng Shui Architect, an architectural design consultant practice in New York City that has been in existence for over 20 years. He is author of Feng Shui Revealed: An Aesthetic, Practical Approach to the Ancient Art of Space Alignment. RD has been interviewed for many TV programs, newspaper and magazine articles, including the New York Times and most recently on CCTV. He has a civil engineering degree (BSCE) from Tufts University and a master’s degree in architecture (M.Arch) from the University of Pennsylvania.

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First Friday Open House hosted by the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation
Jul
5
6:00 PM18:00

First Friday Open House hosted by the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation

Experience the ONLY Paul Rudolph-designed interior open to the public in New York City. The Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation hosts our monthly open house at the Rudolph-designed Duplex within the Modulightor Building - a set of spaces which show Rudolph's mastery of architectural interiors.

Rudolph co-founded Modulightor to create the kind of lighting he needed to compliment his own work - and then designed its glowing headquarters in the design district of mid-town Manhattan: a masterwork of high Modernism, embracing compositional complexity and layered space while supporting multiple functions. Explore the space - furnished with unique furniture designed by Rudolph as well as many items from his personal collections.

Docents are on hand to provide information and answer questions. Space is limited so reserve your place today - and make sure to bring your camera and sketchbook!

All proceeds benefit the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation.

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Cocoon House Tour hosted by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation
Jun
15
1:00 PM13:00

Cocoon House Tour hosted by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation

  • 3575 Bayou Louise Lane Sarasota, FL, 34242 United States (map)
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Experience the rare opportunity to tour the interior of Ralph Twitchell and Paul Rudolph’s historic 1950 Healy Guest House, also known as Cocoon House.  

Located on Bayou Louise Lane on Siesta Key, Cocoon House is a two-bedroom, one-bath, 760-square-foot cottage built as a guesthouse for Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Healy. The house gets its name from the technology used to build its roof: a polymer spray that Paul Rudolph saw being used at the Brooklyn Navy Yard on warships returning after WWII in order to "cocoon" or moth-ball them. Rudolph's creativity made him realize that this material could also be used in the construction industry.

The Cocoon House was named “Best House Design of the Year” from the AIA in 1949; selected by MoMA New York as one of 19 examples of houses built since WWII that were "pioneers of design" in 1953; and locally designated as a historic property by the City of Sarasota in 1985.

Space is limited to 15 guests per tour. Please register in advance.

Parking: The house is located on a narrow private lane. Please do not turn down Bayou Louise Lane. SAF volunteers will direct vehicles to a nearby lot on the corner of Gulfmead Drive and Siesta Drive. Enjoy the short 0.1 mile walk to the Cocoon House on Bayou Louise Lane.

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Umbrella House Tour hosted by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation
Jun
15
11:00 AM11:00

Umbrella House Tour hosted by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation

  • 1300 Westway Drive Sarasota, FL, 34236 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Tour the renowned Umbrella House, described by Architectural Digest as “One of the five most remarkable houses of the mid-twentieth century”.

In 1953, Lido Shores developer Philip Hiss hired architect Paul Rudolph to create one of the 20th century's most iconic houses. The dominant feature of the house, the aptly named "umbrella," was originally built of wood and used to shade the house from the intense Florida sun was lost in a storm in the 1960's.

The full umbrella over the pool was restored in 2015 by Hall Architects, receiving the 2016 Florida Trust Outstanding Award, 2016 Florida AIA Honor Award and the 2016 Florida Gulf Coast Chapter AIA Honor Award.

The Umbrella House will be open for the public to tour once a month through December 2019.
January 19, February 16, March 16, April 20, May 18, June 15, July 20, August 17, September 21, October 19, December 21.

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First Friday Open House hosted by the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation
Jun
7
6:00 PM18:00

First Friday Open House hosted by the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation

Experience the ONLY Paul Rudolph-designed interior open to the public in New York City. The Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation hosts our monthly open house at the Rudolph-designed Duplex within the Modulightor Building - a set of spaces which show Rudolph's mastery of architectural interiors.

Rudolph co-founded Modulightor to create the kind of lighting he needed to compliment his own work - and then designed its glowing headquarters in the design district of mid-town Manhattan: a masterwork of high Modernism, embracing compositional complexity and layered space while supporting multiple functions. Explore the space - furnished with unique furniture designed by Rudolph as well as many items from his personal collections.

Docents are on hand to provide information and answer questions. Space is limited so reserve your place today - and make sure to bring your camera and sketchbook!

All proceeds benefit the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation.

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LECTURE: PAUL RUDOLPH SARASOTA/ YALE/THE WORLD
Jun
6
5:30 PM17:30

LECTURE: PAUL RUDOLPH SARASOTA/ YALE/THE WORLD

  • 265 South Orange Avenue Sarasota, FL, 34236 United States (map)
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Carl Abbott, architect - a former student and employee of Paul Rudolph - will present a lecture about Mr. Rudolph and his architectural work.

Mr. Abbott's lecture is part of the "Unbuilt Rudolph" Exhibition, consisting of high-quality reproductions of Paul Rudolph's architectural designs that never made it past the drawing board.

The exhibition runs through June 15, 2019.

Curated by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation and exhibited at the Center for Architecture Sarasota.

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SAF Special Event: Unbuilt Rudolph Exhibition at the CFAS
May
16
to Jun 15

SAF Special Event: Unbuilt Rudolph Exhibition at the CFAS

  • 265 South Orange Avenue Sarasota, FL, 34236 United States (map)
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This exhibition, consisting of high-quality reproductions of Paul Rudolph drawings, examines Rudolph's architectural designs that never made it past the drawing board. The exhibition features 13 projects between 1948-1956, some in partnership with Ralph Twitchell (1890-1978), and others created during Rudolph’s independent practice in Sarasota.

All of the projects are located in Florida, eight of them in Sarasota. The building types range from residential to civic to commercial, featuring houses, a church, an airport, retail facilities, and a fraternity house. Many of the projects contain the seeds of architectural ideas that would later come to fruition in built works by Rudolph such as the Umbrella House, Walker Guest House, Sarasota High School and Milam Residence.

Overall, the exhibition provides a glimpse of how Paul Rudolph’s already impressive legacy could have been even more remarkable had these projects actually been constructed. 

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