October 16, 2013

House of the Week 172: Cocoon House

In a sense this is an anti-social building. It makes no attempt to blend to blend with it's environment [...] the intent was to demonstrate that harmony between the work of nature and the work of man can be brought about by clearly differentiating between the two
Paul Rudolph

The two bedroom, one bathroom cottage designed by Paul Rudoulph for a client H. R. Healy in 1950 sits on the edge of the river banks of Siesta Key in Sarasota. The concave roof was designed to drain rainwater and was constructed using a built-up spray-on process typical of cocooning disused US naval ships.

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