Westward Ho: The Aluminaire House Finds a Home

MODERN MAGAZINE AUGUST 09, 2017 After decades of nomadic existence, the 1931 Aluminaire House, a pioneering example of modern prefabricated construction, has finally found a permanent home in Palm Springs, California. Since its founding in 2006, Modernism Week has become a major draw, bringing visitors to Palm Springs. The Aluminaire House will add similar luster […]

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Tango Americano

PALM SPRINGS LIFE AUGUST 2017 The museum’s Architecture and Design Center asserts a fresh storyline for modernism enthusiasts and an overdue appreciation for the iconic Palm Springs architect Albert Frey. Four houses provide a window into Albert Frey and Lina Bo Bardi: A Search for Living Architecture (through Jan. 7, 2018): the glass houses the […]

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Palm Springs Wants to Adopt NY’s All-Metal Modernist House

THE DESERT SUN JULY 21, 2017 The park described as Palm Springs’ “front lawn” is one step closer to opening, having passed through a second public workshop where plans for the community space were scrutinized and praised by the city council and residents. Across Main Street, a smaller and detached part of the park will […]

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Big Ideas Revealed to City Council for Downtown Palm Springs Park

THE DESERT SUN MAY 13, 2017 Some of the essential ingredients officials have said the park should contain include, permanent public restrooms, shade structures, sites to locate a piece of large public art such as the Aluminaire House, an Albert Frey designed demonstration project from the early 1930s. The Aluminaire House arrived in Palm Springs […]

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House Gets Its Just Desert

EICHLER NETWORK MARCH 17, 2017 A case can be made that, as much as anyone this side of Frank Lloyd Wright and Richard Neutra, Albert Frey brought Mid-Century Modern to America and California. The Palm Springs community has known this for a while, and continues to celebrate its connection to the foremost Desert Modernist as […]

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