Forbearer of Modern and Sustainable Architecture Moving to Palm Springs

TRIPLE PUNDIT FEBRUARY 2015 Architecture historians have generally recognized this structure for being the first all-metal modular home built in the U.S. After eighty years, during which it has moved, fallen into disrepair and then almost demolished, the Aluminaire House will soon find a new home in Palm Springs, the epicenter of mid-century modern architecture… Continue reading Forbearer of Modern and Sustainable Architecture Moving to Palm Springs

Albert Frey’s Aluminaire House to be Palm Springs’ Next Big Attraction

PALM SPRINGS LIFE FEBRUARY 2015 The famed Aluminaire House, Albert Frey’s 1931 experimental modern structure, is poised to become the next big attraction in Palm Springs. Tracy Conrad believes Aluminaire House belongs in Palm Springs. “The entire arc of his career is here– a variety of architecture both commercial and residential,” says Conrad, owner of… Continue reading Albert Frey’s Aluminaire House to be Palm Springs’ Next Big Attraction

After Sunnyside Rejection, Aluminaire House May Vacate NYC

NY CURBED SEPTEMBER 23, 2014 Aluminaire, an historic 1931 case study house that architecture critic Paul Goldberger once referred to as one of “the pivotal works of modern architecture in America,” may have found a new home: Palm Springs, California. The town is former home of one of the house’s architects, Albert Frey (the other… Continue reading After Sunnyside Rejection, Aluminaire House May Vacate NYC

Pougnet leads charge to bring Aluminaire House to Palm Springs

THE DESERT SUN SEPTEMBER 19, 2014 One of the most pivotal — and tiny — examples of early modern American architecture could find a new home in the desert. In the world of architecture and design, the tiny home is regarded as a sort of signpost, one that brought the international style — already popular… Continue reading Pougnet leads charge to bring Aluminaire House to Palm Springs

Thumbs up: Another architectural gem

THE DESERT SUN SEPTEMBER 26, 2014 Congratulations to local architecture aficionados for their campaign to bring Albert Frey’s Aluminaire House to Palm Springs. Frey designed the 22-by-28-foot, three-story house to be exhibited at the Architectural and Allied Arts Exposition in New York City. Soon thereafter, Frey came to Palm Springs and contributed to the desert… Continue reading Thumbs up: Another architectural gem

Palm Springs Modern Committee to Host Annual Preservation Awards

PALM SPRINGS LIFE SEPTEMBER 19, 2014 Tracy Conrad, a highly revered pioneer of the Palm Springs preservation movement, will receive the award for “Preservationist of the Year” for her magnificent restoration of The Willows and O’Donnell properties and for her most recent accomplishment, bringing The Aluminaire House, which was designed as a case study by… Continue reading Palm Springs Modern Committee to Host Annual Preservation Awards

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

LA CURBED SEPTEMBER 22, 2014 Palm Springs, home to enough wonderful Modernist buildings to devote a week to them each year, is hoping to add to its collection with a famous transplant all the way from New York: Aluminaire House, by Albert Frey and A. Lawrence Kocher. It’s been called one of the “the pivotal… Continue reading Palm Springs Wants to Adopt NY’s All-Metal Modernist House

First American Project by Desert Modernism Architect to be Rebuilt in Palm Springs

Swiss-born Albert Frey was Palm Springs’ first full-time, resident architect. There, drawing inspiration from the arid climate’s vast landscapes of desolate geography, palm trees and constant sunshine, he emerged as one of the founders of the Desert Modernism movement, a regional take on mid-century Modernism. But before he ventured to Palm Springs in the 1940s, Frey’s first American… Continue reading First American Project by Desert Modernism Architect to be Rebuilt in Palm Springs