Walker Guest House

Paul Rudolph’s iconic 1952 Walker guest house has been rebuilt on the grounds of the Ringling Museum in Sarasota, Florida (Nov.6, 2015-Oct.6, 2016). The plan is a 24’x24′ box with shutters that open and close to create outdoor rooms, breezeways, views and privacy. The shutters are operated like ships sails with ropes, pulleys, and cement beach ball shaped weights. Not surprising since Rudolph worked building ships in the Brooklyn navy yard before becoming an architect! It was originally built on Sanibel Island, Florida using standard local materials. The replica is furnished with original furnishings, including some designs by Rudolph. The house will travel to different cities, so don’t miss it! www.ringling.org

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