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Status of the Chorley School


Check out this article from the local newspaper on the status of the Chorley Elementary School designed by Paul Rudolph.



Larchmont, NY House by Paul Rudolph For Sale


Check out this article in the New York Post concerning the real estate listing of Paul Rudolph's Larchmont, NY house.

"...designed by architect Paul Rudolph in 1954 and gut-renovated by him about 25 years later."

Government Service Center, Boston, MA


"I wanted to hollow out a concavity at the bottom of Beacon Hill, a spiraling space like a conch in negative relation to the convex dome of the State Capitol on top of the hill. I wanted it to wrap around a tower which turned and was not only visible in its upward thrust but penetrating visibly below the ground."
Black, Carl John. "A Vision of Human Space: Paul Rudolph: Boston State Service Center." Architectural Record 154 (July 1973): p. 106.



Head of Preservation League of New York State Argues for Saving the Chorley School


Check out this article by Jay DiLorenzo, President of the Preservation League of New York State about saving the Chorley Elementary School in Middletown, NY designed by Paul Rudolph.



Yanofsky Residence by Paul Rudolph on Historic Newton, MA House Tour


Paul Rudolph's Yanofsky Residence, 1957 in Newton MA will be on the Historic Newton House Tour Sunday, May 23, 2010. This is a great opportunity to see this little known project by the architect.

See the society's web site for ticketing information.

What is most satisfying

“On the other hand, you asked me what is most satisfying, for me personally, of my work. I have to confess, I go back to some of the earliest things that I worked on, partially because there are many differences between a guest cottage and what you call a mega-structure. You’re more likely to be in control of your guest cottage than you are the mega-structure for very many reasons. Finally, if you haven’t slipped into too many conceits, then the smaller project is more likely to be more pure in terms of your intentions.

Glazer Residence, Los Angeles, CA, 1979


I believe that this is a somewhat dated real estate listing nonetheless it includes photographs of this rarely cited project by Paul Rudolph.

Open House Scheduled at the Paul Rudolph Foundation


The townhouse at Modulightor at 246 East 58th Street was designed and built by Paul Rudolph from 1989 – 1994. Originally a commercial, wooden structure, 246 East 58th was dismantled and replaced with a steel structure. For the interior construction, Rudolph became his own contractor. It is now the home of The Paul Rudolph Foundation.

The foundation is having an Open House on Friday, June 4, 2010 from 6-8 PM. See below for more details.

On the Deane Residence, Great Neck, NY


"a series of unfolding modules"

"The steps broaden as you go down, like widening ripples on the water's surface."

The jutting forms of the bedrooms, the library and the kitchen meet to create a central space that resembles a village square. That is the living room."

"The form of the house on the slope has the look of a man-made hill."

"In many ways, this is a tree house."

Israel, Frank. "Architecture: Paul Rudolph." Architectural Digest 35 (June 1978): p. 90, 94, 97, 99.

Foster Biography Includes Chapter on Paul Rudolph


A new biography on Norman Foster has recently been published in England. One of the chapters discusses the influence Paul Rudolph had on his work. "Norman Foster: A Life in Architecture" by Deyan Sudjic is published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson and is about $35. Look for it in the US in September, 2010 from Overlook Press.

See English review below.


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