New home for Albert Frey’s Aluminaire house revealed at Palm Springs Modernism Week

WALLPAPER MAGAZINE
FEBRUARY 15, 2018

New home for Albert Frey’s Aluminaire house revealed at Palm Springs Modernism Week. As the first all metal pre-fabricated house in the US, and one that brought together the concepts of mass production and high density community planning, it galvanized a new American architectural movement, and was featured in the first exhibition of architecture in 1932 at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. It’s been a long haul for the nomadic Aluminaire, but it seems to have found a permanent home in Palm Springs, where its architect Albert Frey honed his unique desert modernism and left a lasting legacy (including the city hall). Now the 1931 classic will join its younger siblings in a happy architectural family reunion.

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