Few days ago I started to write about The Genesis of The Mid Century Modern American House. Today I will complete the story writing about two of the most significative contributions to the modernist movement and their influence on the succeeding generation of mid century modern architects.
This is an updated version of the original post about the Neutra Kaufmann House that I wrote some time ago.
I decided to replace the previous pics with the amazing photographs I found in the Julius Shulman -the photographer of modernism- archive.
Be sure to read the post until the end to find out how to get all the 30 photographs I found!
Ten years later commissioning to Frank Lloyd Wright the iconic Water Falling House, Edgar Kaufmann was looking for an architect to design his new house near Palm Springs: later known as the Kaufmann Desert House.
Kaufmann, decided for the light style of Richard Neutra; more suitable for the frivolous Palm Springs than Wright’s style.
The idea behind the so called ‘American Mid Century Modern House’ -with its open floor plan, functional areas and cubic shape- has its origins in the works of Le Corbusier and other European architects later absorbed and regionalized by the masters of American architecture.
When I was a child I was crazy about Lego and I am glad that they recently came back to fashion also for ‘adults’. I saw every kind of object made with Lego and all the design shops I recently visited had at least one Lego item.
Yesterday, while I was browsing the Dwell website I spotted the funny “LEGO® MODERN HOME DESIGN COMPETITION”, and of course I immediately loved it! :)