Walker Guest House
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Architect Paul Rudolph
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Location Sanibel Island, Florida   map
Date 1952   timeline
Building Type house
 Construction System light wood frame
Climate semi-tropical
Context rural seaside
Style Modern
Notes large louvered shading flaps hang from external light wood frame
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Discussion Walker Guest House Commentary

"Two bays on each side of this guest cottage are filled with pivoting panels which function as
1  the enclosing wall,
2  the ventilating element,
3  the shading device,
4  the hurricane shelter.
The third bay is filled with glass, to admit light and splendid views. When the panels are closed, the pavilion is snug and cave-like, when open the space psychologically changes and one is virtually in the landscape."

— Paul Rudolph. The Architecture of Paul Rudolph. New York: Praeger Publishers, 1970. p42.

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"Classic Home 048", by ArchitectureWeek, ArchitectureWeek No. 139, 2003.0326, pH1.

Christopher Domin, Joseph T. King. Paul Rudolph: The Florida Houses. Princeton Architectural Press, January 2002. ISBN 1568982666. — Available at Amazon.com

Sibyl Moholy-Nagy. The Architecture of Paul Rudolph. New York: Praeger Publishers, 1970. ISBN 027548940X. LC 69-19186. NA737.R8 M6. plan, p42.

William S. Saunders. Modern Architecture—Photographs by Ezra Stoller. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Publishers, 1990. ISBN 0-8109-3816-2. exterior photo, p181 — A wonderful & inspiring book of beautiful photographs by the master of architectural photography. Available at Amazon.com

Kevin Matthews. The Great Buildings Collection on CD-ROM. Artifice, 2001. ISBN 0-9667098-4-5.— Available at Amazon.com

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