Paul Rudolph Architecture

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Paul Rudolph (architect)
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For other people named Paul Rudolph, see Paul Rudolph (disambiguation). Paul Rudolph

Rudolph Hall (formerly known as the Art & Architecture Building), houses the Yale School of Architecture and is one of Paul Rudolph's best known works. It was renamed in his honor after the building was renovated in 2008. BornOctober 23, 1918

Elkton, Kentucky
DiedAugust 8, 1997 (aged 78)
New York, New York
NationalityUnited States
InfluencedMuzharul Islam
BuildingsYale Art and Architecture Building
Paul Marvin Rudolph (October 23, 1918 – August 8, 1997) was an American architect and the dean of the Yale School of Architecture for six years, known for use of concrete and highly complex floor plans. His most famous work is the Yale Art and Architecture Building (A&A Building), a spatially complex Brutalist concrete structure. Contents [hide]

1 Education
2 Work
3 Death
4 See also
5 References
6 Further reading
7 External links
Education

Rudolph earned his bachelor's degree in architecture at Auburn University (then known as Alabama Polytechnic Institute) in 1940 and then moved on to the Harvard Graduate School of Design to study with Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius. After three years, he left to serve in the Navy for another three years, returning to Harvard to receive his master's in 1947. [edit]Work

Wisma Dharmala Sakti office tower, Jakarta
He moved to Sarasota, Florida and partnered with Ralph Twitchell for four years until he started his own practice in 1951. Rudolph's Sarasota time is now part of the period labeled Sarasota Modern in his career. Notable for its appearance in the 1958 book, Masters of Modern Architecture, the W. R. Healy House, built in 1950, was a one-story Sarasota house built on posts. The roof was concave, in order to allow rainwater to drain off. In addition, Rudolph used jalousie windows, which enabled the characteristic breezes to and from Sarasota Bay to...
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