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.