Palm Springs is considered the mecca of mid-century modern architecture and the reason is obvious! Let yourself be delighted by this article about such an amazing architecture.
Since the early 20’s that visionary modernist architects have designed sleek, modern homes that have embraced the desert environment, that are now so well known as Palm Springs Desert Modern Architecture.
Notable for its use of glass, clean lines, natural and manufactured resources and indoor/outdoor spaces, Desert Modernism evoked a lifestyle of simple elegance and informality.
Influenced by the dictates of desert living and the intense climate, the style grew out of the architects and designer’s adaptive use of inventive materials, modern construction techniques and new (post-war) technologies.
Talented architects were drawn to the desert by chance and opportunity. They created notable buildings of every type: residential, commercial, civic, religious, hotels, schools, cultural, etc.
Some houses were renovated over the years, to give answer to the owner’s purpose, but still preserved their amazing architecture.
This one for example, was purchased by cosmetics magnate Max Factor in the 60’s, and the once a seven-unit apartment complex is now a sprawling family retreat.
But you can also find here some untouchable and very well conserved work of arts from some of the best architects from the mid-century era, like this 485 seat theater and several classrooms.
La Casa di Ucello Bianca was recently restored by its owners, and we must agree that it was for sure a great makeover!
If you are already excited to visit this Architecture paradise, we have great news for you: this is such a requested destination that someone created tours to allow everyone to admire the fantastic architecture that this place proudly display. And it’s not just the building architecture that counts, it has equally modernist landscaping.
You even have some twin houses like this ones, so that this dramatic geographic surroundings of the Coachella Valley don’t lose the amazing architecture, no matter what.
Finally, and we really had to mencion this: The entrance of Stan Sackley’s 25 Palms, built in 1963, that really catches your attention, due to the stunishing peacock-blue doors. This is the living proof that on this ‘magic land’, every detail counts!
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