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Diamond in the Rough: Albert Frey’s Desert Work of art

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A Modernist Techniques Western

Albert Frey’s profession took an abrupt switch when he moved to the desert of The southern part of California. Frey, who was born in Switzerland in 1903, had achieved popularity when he, and also a. Lawrence Kocher, Architectural Record

’s handling editor at the time, designed the Aluminaire Home in New York in 1931.Abstract Painting That all-metal house was designed to provide low-cost housing for the burgeoning American middle course. While innovative, the boxy house shared many

characteristics with Le Corbusier’s earlier work,Abstract Art particularly the House Savoye, a design that Frey assisted on.

The particular luck of acquiring a modest commercial building percentage in Palm Springs brought the young architect west in the early 1930s. Any office building he and design partner John Porter Clark built was the first modern building

built in Palm Springs. In the conclusion of World War II,Large Abstract Painting Palm Suspension systems is at the midst of a building boom thanks a lot to its popularity as a winter getaway for the stars of Hollywood and the wealthy of the East Coast.

Frey’s experience as a modernist versed in the wilderness environment properly positioned your pet to design homes for the open-minded elites moving to the area. He or she also benefited from being part of a small circle of renowned

modernist designers doing work in the desert, including Donald Wexler, John Lautner and Richard Neutra, who competed and pushed one another to increase the limitations of modern design.
The particular concrete floor slab steps down to create 3 levels and follows the existing contours of the land.
Oversized Canvas Art This perspective sketch shows the highest level as having the dining and work area; the center with the lounge room and

sleeping area; and the lowest level with the terrace and swimming pool, which also act as the roof of the carport.

The terraced design not only creates a minimal disturbance of the natural slope of the land, it also was the only practical solution, since getting heavy excavation equipment up to the site could have been prohibitively expensive.

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