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Richard Neutra, Architect : Architecture

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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

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
Date built: 1928

Modernist architect famous for sleek luxurious private houses in southwestern

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

key architectural influence: architect Rudolf Schindler

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

Bond House, San Diego, California

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

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

United States Embassy, Karachi, Pakistan

Kuhns House, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California

Delcourt House, Croix, Nord, France

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

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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
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Richard Neutra 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

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