Aluminaire House Finds Permanent Home at Palm Springs Art Museum

NEWS RELEASE SEPTEMBER 2020 Revolutionary Albert Frey-designed masterpiece of modernist design will soon be on view in Palm Springs PALM SPRINGS, CA – September 3, 2020: The Aluminaire House Foundation announced that it has donated the historic Aluminaire House to Palm Springs Art Museum to be part of the museum’s permanent collection. The historically significant… Continue reading Aluminaire House Finds Permanent Home at Palm Springs Art Museum

Frey’s Full Circle

PALM SPRINGS LIFE APRRIL 2018 The 1931 Aluminaire House will take its rightful place among a legend’s many Palm Springs’ gems. The project has become something of a cause célèbre in architecture-mad Palm Springs. “We are thrilled that the community has been so enthusiastic,” says Campani. “We know that Aluminaire will enhance the growing industry… Continue reading Frey’s Full Circle

Here’s what the new downtown Palm Springs park will look like

THE DESERT SUN FEBRUARY 23, 2018 “We’re so close to actually seeing something happen,” said Mark Rios, a landscape architect whose firm Rios Clementi Hale Studios has been working with the city on this park for at least five years now. Incorporating the Aluminaire House into the park, was an “interesting challenge” he said, because… Continue reading Here’s what the new downtown Palm Springs park will look like

The Aluminaire House finds a permanent home in Palm Springs

ARCHITECTS NEWSPAPER FEBRUARY 19, 2018 The 1,200-square-foot, all-metal house arrived in the high desert early last year on the back of a freight truck, just in time for the annual Modernism Week celebration. The disassembled structure has sat in storage in the months since, as preparations continue for its final installation as a house museum… Continue reading The Aluminaire House finds a permanent home in Palm Springs

Albert Frey: Father of Desert Modernism’s love-affair with the Coachella Valley

THE DESERT SUN FEBRUARY 16, 2018 Frey had been in New York casting about for a job after completing the Aluminaire house. The Aluminaire had been a revolutionary idea, designed together with Kocher, and assembled modern living from readily available pre-made parts. That seems quite natural now, too, but employing simple, industrial materials in their… Continue reading Albert Frey: Father of Desert Modernism’s love-affair with the Coachella Valley

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

Albert Frey’s 1931 Aluminaire House waits for a permanent home in Palm Springs

LA TIMES FEBRUARY 13, 2018 Albert Frey may be remembered as one of the celebrated fathers of Desert Modernism, but the Swiss-born architect’s first American project was actually a model house in New York. “It’s very rare for one city to have the entire arc of an architect’s career, from the first building to his… Continue reading Albert Frey’s 1931 Aluminaire House waits for a permanent home in Palm Springs

Palm Springs is building a new park for pioneering prefab Aluminaire House

L.A. CURBED FEBRUARY 6, 2018 The long journey to find a permanent home is almost over for the Aluminaire House, considered to be the seminal modernist prefab home. The house, designed by Albert Frey and A. Lawrence Kocher in 1931, is set to be permanently installed in a new Palm Springs park that will built… Continue reading Palm Springs is building a new park for pioneering prefab Aluminaire House

Valley Voice: Aluminaire House helps promote architectural tourism

THE DESERT SUN FEBRUARY 02, 2018 Architectural tourism is a thriving industry for the city of Palm Springs. Our community boasts a rich architectural heritage of iconic commercial and residential buildings that draw thousands of tourists from around the world to our city. One of the many architects that added to our rich portfolio of… Continue reading Valley Voice: Aluminaire House helps promote architectural tourism