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The Walker Guest House Travels to Palm Springs

The Walker Guest House when it stood on a drift of a Ringling Museum.

Image: Anton Grassl, Esto, pleasantness Sarasota Architectural Foundation

The full-scale reproduction of Paul Rudolph’s famed Walker Guest House combined by a Sarasota Architectural Foundation, that stood on a drift of a Ringling Museum from late 2015 to mid-2017, has found a proxy new home in Palm Springs, California.

It will be on loan to a Palm Springs Modern Committee for open arrangement by Mar 2020.  Palm Springs is a mecca for midcentury difficult design and PS ModCom, as it’s known, is a owner of a hugely renouned annual Palm Springs Modernism Week hold any February. (Last year, 126,000 design fans attended.) The Walker Guest House will arrive and be reconstructed in time for a new mini-spinoff of Modernism Week in October.

The strange guest house—an inventive 24-foot-square pavilion with walls done of board flaps that lifted and lowered around pulleys—was designed and built on a patch of beach on Sanibel Island by Rudolph in 1952 and 1953. His clients were Dr. Walter Walker and his mother of Minneapolis (whose family donated a income to emanate one of a nation’s many acclaimed contemporary art museums, a Walker Art Center).

Some 60 proffer docents led some-more than 57,000 people by a reproduction during a Ringling Museum, many of whom done special trips to Sarasota for a experience. Then in May 2017, it was dismantled, crated and sent to a storage trickery in Palmetto. Sarasota Architectural Foundation boss Christopher Wilson says SAF has been operative for several months to find it a new proxy home.

Bradenton designer Joe King built a reproduction on interest of SAF, and he explained a difficult routine in a Oct 2015 emanate of Sarasota Magazine.

Article source: https://www.sarasotamagazine.com/articles/2018/7/23/the-walker-guest-house-travels-to-palm-springs

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