Tuesday, September 9, 2008
The Paul Rudolph Foundation has recently acquired drawings and models for the Shuey Residence, an unbuilt project designed by Paul Rudolph in 1970 that was to be constructed in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. The attorney for the Dr. John and Rose M. Shuey estate contacted the Foundation and asked if we would be interested in preserving the drawings and repairing the presentation model that had been kept undisturbed in the original crate for nearly four decades.
The residence was originally planned as a showcase for the Shuey's expansive contemporary art and art glass collection. The design for the residence features a series of overlapping cylindrical shapes in a cruciform plan.
The Foundation plans to restore the models this fall and is currently scanning the multiple sets of design and construction drawings that were included in the donation. A presentation of the project, featuring information about the Shueys and their work with Paul Rudolph, is planned for a future Open House.