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The Umbrella House
Paul Rudolph, 1953
Lido Shores, Florida, US
Latitude: 27.328996
Longitude: -82.584046
So… which house is it?
Hint: It’s the house with the pool.
Wha--? This is ridiculous. Every house has a pool!
I know right?
Umbrella House (Hiss
Residence)
Lido Shores, Florida
Climate:
Tropical
Rainfall:
54.14” / year
Temperature:
83°- 63° F
Wind:
6-15 mph N, NW
Humidity:
High
Solar Data:
am
mid
pm
Jun 21
-97.78
59.74
42.27
82.61
14 hours daylight
102.58
30.12
az
alt
A/S 21
-72.04
12.21
31.27
62.44
12 hours daylight
78.60
21.69
az
alt
Dec 21
-49.77
9.30
18.57
38.66
10.5 hours daylight
58.94
7.14
az
alt
Wind Analysis:
The wind pattern of the Gulf
of Mexico causes the wind to
move in the North-Northwest
direction.
The house is oriented to
funnel the wind into the
covered(umbrella) area where
it is cooled by the shade and
water element(pool) before it
flows through the interior
spaces.
WHOOOOOOOOOOOOSSSHHHH
Light Analysis:
The house uses panels to
manage the way the light is
received and utilized.
The Umbrella element has slits
that allow light through
providing some light in the
shaded area. It also has an
opening which is aligned with
the pool to keep the area
heated and bright.
Citations:
http://virtualglobetrotting.com/map/umbrella-house-by-paul-rudolph/view/?service=1
http://www.behance.net/Jared_Mixon/frame/1199373
http://prudolph.lib.umassd.edu/node/13751
Monk, Tony. The Art and Architecture of Paul Rudolph. Chichester: Wiley-Academy, 1999.

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