Monday, April 7, 2008
R. I. P. Ralph Rapson
One of the last Modernist Architect's Ralph Rapson dies at 93. Considered by many in the architectural field as Minnesota's best Architects, he is best known for designing the original Guthrie Theater. The Theater was torn down and a new one was built, designed by Jean Nouvel.
He is widely remembered for his Case Study #4 home, where he depicted helicopters and people gardening in the front yard.
RR was a Pioneer in Prefab. Wieler Homes sells Rapson's Greenbelt prefab homes.