An exhibition exploring how Rudolph’s residences - designed by himself, for himself - served as his laboratories for the psychologically compelling spaces that he developed throughout his career.
Using an ever-expanding palette of experimental & lustrous materials, Rudolph designed dynamic and challenging homes for clients - courageously dramatic in their forms, organization and spaces. These visually rich explorations, of a series of architectural-spatial themes, reached their most adventurous frontiers in two projects where he was both architect and client: the Modulightor Building; and his luminous, multi-layered home-office, the “Quadruplex” on Beekman Place, both in New York City.
By taking on his solutions for others, and pushing/extending them beyond conventional boundaries, Rudolph was consciously experimenting on himself. In these personal environments - reserved for him and a few collaborators - Rudolph explored a full range of materials to create affecting, “psychological spaces.” Unhampered by clients, Rudolph resided as a means to design.
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