Tour the very best of Palm Springs Modernism Week 2023 preview season

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Tour the very best of Palm Springs Modernism Week 2023 preview season

The Palm Springs Modernism Week 2023 autumn preview is about to launch, providing a glimpse of what’s in retailer on the essential occasion, this coming February 

The Palm Springs Modernism Week 2023 preview is upon us – and whereas this annual occasion is successfully only a little taster of its rather more intensive sibling, the principle occasion, the Palm Springs Modernism Week in February (16-26 February 2023), it nonetheless is a strong injection of California solar, desert structure and excessive modernism. Working for 4 days solely, 13-16 October 2022, the mini competition provides its viewers a glimpse of life in Palm Springs, from its celebrated, glamorous midcentury period, to its beloved, present combine of up to date and modernist structure. There’s something for everybody; strolling and bus excursions, home visits, talks and events – as is becoming for this design-led little West Coast metropolis that’s world-renowned for all issues fabulous. 

Palm Springs Modernism Week 2023 preview highlights

Premier Double Decker Bus Tour 

Certainly one of Palm Springs’ best, the four-bedroom Twin Palms, which was notorious as a celebration home throughout Sinatra’s second marriage, to Ava Gardner, includes a swimming pool formed like a grand piano. Images: Victoria Sambunaris

There is no such thing as a higher solution to get a fast injection of Palm Springs modernism than its annual bus tour. Experiencing grand villas, purpose-designed, complete residential neighbourhoods, houses of the wealthy and well-known, modest modernist prefabs, and something in between, from the consolation of a double-decker’s higher seat, is a deal with to be embraced – simply ensure that to placed on some sunscreen. 

Sustainable Houses Tour 

The aptly named Wave Home was redesigned in 2020 with its unique architect’s intention in thoughts. Images: Tim Hirschmann

‘I hope to seek out shoppers in my profession like Miles Bates was to Walter White – open to architectural experimentation, obsessed with marrying formal invention and environmental sustainability, and prepared to discover new modes of residing in an arid and unforgiving local weather,’ has mentioned Christian Stayner, the namesake principal of Stayner Architects. He was speaking about his studio’s latest refresh of Wave Home, a Walter White design within the desert of Palm Springs – however there are lots of extra houses that embrace an eco-approach on this a part of the world, and this self-driving tour provides you a style of some of them, in addition to the possibility to satisfy the house owners.  

Frey Home II Tour + Museum Day Go 

Albert Frey was well-known within the Palm Springs structure scene for having designed a number of the city’s most iconic homes. Pictured right here, a key instance, Frey Home II

No Palm Springs modernist tour can be full with out a go to to Frey Home II. The long-lasting residence, some of the well-known works of architect Albert Frey, now belongs to the Palm Springs Artwork Museum, which is located a brief drive away. This occasion provides a 30-minute self-guided tour and a uncommon alternative to discover the house. The tour features a go to to the museum, which is in itself a midcentury pleasure created by E Stewart Williams. 

Rat Pack Playground – Modernist Houses 

Kaufmann home by Richard Neutra is located in Vista Las Palmas. Images: Daniel Solomon for Vista Sotheby’s Worldwide Realty

A few of Hollywood’s greatest stars have partied in Palm Springs, and plenty of owned a house there. Members of the legendary Rat Pack have been amongst them, and Frank Sinatra’s Palm Springs retreat (see earlier entry) has been lately renovated with nostalgic Sixties interiors. Whereas this specific home, designed by iconic Palm Springs architect E Stewart William, is one neighbourhood away from Vista Las Palmas, the place this tour of modernist houses principally focuses, there are lots extra residences to discover, together with the immediately recognisable Kaufmann home by Richard Neutra (pictured above). 

Midcentury Prime Ten Tour: Ten Architects Who Made Palm Springs Trendy 

Hugh Kaptur (b. 1931) is one among Palm Springs’ most prolific architects and a part of a gaggle of modernists who outlined Desert Modernism. Pictured right here, his home for Hollywood actor Steve McQueen. Images: Mark Davidson, excerpted from the publication Hollywood Trendy (Rizzoli, 2018)

Company on this intensive tour will get the possibility to take a deep dive into the lives and work of a number of the most distinguished architects in Palm Springs. Crafting a number of the modernist gems that we love and have come to affiliate with this desert city, a handful of architects has performed a major position within the look and legacy of this small, however punching-above-its-weight Californian city. Spotlights on Albert Frey, William F Cody, Donald Wexler, E Stewart Williams, William Krisel, Richard Harrison, John Porter Clark, Robson Chambers, Hugh Kaptur and Walter S White are among the many choices. 


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