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Saturday, January 07, 2012

Today's archidose #548

Here are some photos I took of the Woman's Home Companion House in Warson Woods, St. Louis County, Missouri by Paul Rudolph, 1956. I learned about the house at B.E.L.T. and found it via Triangle Modernist Houses.

Woman's Home Companion House

Woman's Home Companion House

Woman's Home Companion House

Woman's Home Companion House

Woman's Home Companion House

Per a link on this page at the UMass Dartmouth site Paul Rudolph & his Architecture, the below rendering by Rudolph is for the same project. I can see the similarities in the open gable roof at the front of the house, but it is also quite different. I can't help but wonder what happened as the project was realized, turning it into a hybrid between the original and a fairly traditional suburban ranch house. This is a Rudolph design that is not very well documented, so the details will probably remain a mystery.

Rendering

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1 comment:

  1. Oh boy, that design went from elegant to awkward, real fast!

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