Palm Springs and mid-century modernism
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20 April 2021
Photo: Darren Bradley
We head to Palm Springs, the idyllic desert retreat that’s become synonymous with mid-century modern architecture, to explore why this unassuming corner of California became a hub for modernist design.
20 April 2021
Photo: Courtesy of Modernism Week
Modernism Week is an annual celebration of mid-century modern design in Palm Springs, with many events such as home tours, auctions and exhibitions. We catch up with Lisa Vossler-Smith, the event’s executive director, to find out more about the importance of promoting the area’s outstanding architectural heritage.
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Photo: Janna Ireland
Palm Springs’ fame is partly thanks to iconic photographers capturing the works of equally iconic architects. We sit down with artist and photographer Janna Ireland to discuss her most recent book ‘Regarding Paul R Williams: A Photographer’s View’, which explores the work of one of California’s most important architects.
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Photo: Image courtesy of CHOC
How do you design new buildings that complement the architectural heritage of a place like Palm Springs? We speak with Palm Springs’ Community Housing Opportunities Corporation (CHOC) to find out how they created apartments in line with their mid-century modern neighbours.
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