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Beneficent House, Providence, RI, 1963-1968


1 Chestnut Street, Providence, RI

"In this design, apartments are expressed in plan, section and elevation as clusters of rooms, which Rudolph likes to compare to the Ponte Vecchio or to medieval hill towns. He is opposed to ordering his elements to fit a square or rectangular container or package. 'Architecture then becomes,' says he, 'the art of decorating the box,' and, he adds, 'you can’t make cities out of packages.'"
"Paul Rudolph's Elaborated Spaces: Six New Projects." Architectural Record 139 (June 1966): 144.

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