Forbearer of Modern and Sustainable Architecture Moving to Palm Springs


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 and design. For its fans in the architecture and design world, the Aluminaire House is vindication for the International School of architecture, a movement that reached its peak in the 1960s. This house is also important because it was ahead of its time for its use of prefabricated, sustainable and lightweight materials as well as its ease of construction— the norm within today’s increased focus on green building and construction.

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