Healy Guest House (“Cocoon House”)


Paul Rudolph, 1950
Perched on the edge of the bayou with opening jalousie walls, this house was designed for breezes and view. The curved roof structure of steel straps and insulation board is as light and delicate as possible. Imagine it with no other houses around. How did such a radical and experimental structure get built? Twitchell’s in-laws were the clients,
and it was built by Twitchell’s construction firm, Associated Builders. This house gained worldwide attention for Twitchell and Rudolph and Sarasota architecture.
– Joseph King