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Burgess Residence, Burgess Island, FL, 1953-1954 Project Not Built


 

"The Burgess Residence was designed as a cluster of floating pavilions organized under a sheltering parasol for a wealthy battery magnate who had purchased a small island south of Sarasota. The structure is fabricated of typical flush panel doors set within a post-and-beam framework, which was transported to the site by boat. A low plinth forms the base of the entire composition with a discrete entry path leading to the central courtyard. This project is unusual in that it was designed for a remote site without any relationship to the ever-present automobile."

Domin, Christopher, and Joseph King. Paul Rudolph:The Florida Houses. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2002. p. 172.



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