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Richard Neutra Architect – Key Projects

Key Buildings by architect Richard Neutra (1892-1970)

Kaufmann Desert House, Palm Springs, California, USA
Date built: 1946

Kaufmann Desert House, Palm Springs, California, USA, design by Richard Neutra Architect
photo : Barbara Alfors 2000 [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)], courtesy Wikimedia commons

The Kaufmann House to be auctioned by Christie’s New York in May 2008.
The Kaufmann Desert House is an elegant Modern residence located in Palm Springs.

It was one of the last large-commission domestic projects designed by this architect, but it is also arguably one of his most architecturally noteworthy and famous homes.

It is “one of the most important examples of International style architecture in the United States and the only one still in private hands”.

Lovell House, Los Angeles, California, USA
Date built: 1928

Modernist architect famous for sleek luxurious private houses in southwestern USA.

He was born in Vienna. In 1923 he emigrated to the United States of America.

key architectural influence: architect Rudolf Schindler

Miller House in Palm Springs, California, USA – design from 1937. This style has come to be known as Desert Modernism:
Miller House in Palm Springs, California, USA
photo : Ilpo's Sojourn [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], courtesy Wikimedia commons

Richard Neutra Buildings

Key architectural designs, chronological:

Lovell House, Los Angeles, California, USA
Date built: 1929

Von Sternberg House, San Fernando Valley, USA
Date built: 1935

Emerson Junior High School, West Los Angeles, California
Date built: 1938

Strathmore Apartments, Westwood, Los Angeles, California
Date built: 1938

Ward-Berger House, Hollywood Hills, California
Date built: 1939

Kaufmann House, Palm Springs, California
Date built: 1946

Moore House, Ojai, California
1952

Bond House, San Diego, California
1960

R.J. Neutra Elementary, Naval Air Station, Lemoore, California
1960

Gettysburg Cyclorama Center, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA
1962 – due for demolition 2008

United States Embassy, Karachi, Pakistan
1963

Kuhns House, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California
1964

Delcourt House, Croix, Nord, France
1968-69

Case Study Houses

The Richard and Dion Neutra VDL Research House, Los Angeles, California
1932, 1940 ; 1966
VDL Research House by Richard Neutra Architect
photo : Raymond Richard Neutra
The Richard and Dion Neutra VDL Research House

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The Moore House won an AIA Award

Location: Vienna, Austria




Richard Neutra Architect Practice Information

Architectural Education
Technische Hochschule, Vienna, Austria : 1917
He was taught by architect Adolf Loos

Early Career

He worked for Erich Mendelsohn (1921-22) and in America for Frank Lloyd Wright
then Rudolf Schindler.

Richard set up his architect practice in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Similar to Ray and Charles Eames, Richard’s architectural partner was Dione, his wife. Later his son Dion worked for the practice.

Richard died back in Europe in Wuppertal, Germany. Richard’s son Dion continued the practice as Richard and Dion Neutra Architecture.

Relevant Architectural Links
Erich Mendelsohn architect
Frank Lloyd Wright architect

Books

Life and Shape (Autobiography)
Richard Neutra
Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1962

Richard Neutra and the Search for Modern Architecture
Thomas Hines
Oxford University Press, 1982

American architect

Californian Architecture

Philip Johnson Glass House News, New Canaan, Connecticut
Date built: 1949; Architect: Philip Johnson
Noyes House New Canaan mid-century residence
photograph : Michael Biondo
Philip Johnson’s Glass House

Morse and Ezra Stiles Colleges, Yale, New Haven, Connecticut
Date: 1962, design by architect Eero Saarinen
Renovation + new-build in 2011: KieranTimberlake
Morse and Ezra Stiles Colleges Yale University Building Connecticut
image from FD

Morse and Ezra Stiles Colleges

US architecture : American buildings

Austrian Architect

Net Zero Energy House, Cupertino
Design: Klopf Architecture
Net Zero Energy House
photo : Mariko Reed

Net Zero Energy House

Website: Building

Architecture Studios

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California
Design: Mario Botta / HOK
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
picture © Andrew McRae

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

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