Aluminaire House coming to Palm Springs

THE DESERT SUN FEBRUARY 16, 2015 The 1931 Aluminaire House is coming to Palm Springs for permanent residency in the city’s soon-to-be-developed downtown event space. The location is just across the street from the Palm Springs Art Museum. In the world of architecture and design, the tiny Aluminaire House is regarded as a sort of […]

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Fundraiser party Sunday for Aluminaire House

THE DESERT SUN FEBRUARY 11, 2015 When it comes to homes evoking mid-century modernism, Palm Springs has a fantastic trove to choose from. But the city has its eyes on one more — in New York — and will throw a party to further rally funds to bring it west. Tracy Conrad, the chief operating […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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