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Located in Palm Springs, Twin Palms is a charming neighborhood that’s largely responsible for the desert town’s reputation for being a hub of mid-century modern design. The neighborhood is the area's first modernist tract, thanks to architect William Krisel who designed 90 residences for the land between 1956-1959. 

Twin Palms gets its name from the pair of palm trees that were added to all of the residences’ front laws, but the immediate visual similarities end there. Despite the tract housing, which all shared virtually the same floor plan, Krisel’s artful design choices resulted in each of the houses appearing as custom-built properties. He used various orientations, embellishments, and setbacks to give every home a unique

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Born in 1922, Richard Dorman was raised in Los Angeles and helped shape the architectural landscape of the city. Before he was an architect, Dorman fought in World War II as a pilot, flying 35 missions over the Pacific. After the war, Dorman used funds from the GI Bill to attend architecture school at the University of Southern California. 

Upon graduating from USC, Dorman was invited to work for Welton Becket and Associates where he was the assistant chief designer for five years before leaving to start his own architectural firm in 1956. Initially, the architect primarily designed industrial buildings, but he ultimately moved on to the commercial and residential designs for which he became most popular. 

Dorman was

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Rising to popularity in the early 20th century, bungalow-style homes are beloved for their simple, straightforward construction and breezy open floor plans. And while there are infinite ways to outfit an interior, if you’re lucky enough to call this historic architectural style home, then you might be looking for ways to decorate it that enhance its welcoming charm. 

The following tips are designed to maximize the style of a bungalow home and apply to a broad range of aesthetics, so they’re easy to incorporate no matter your unique design sensibility.  

 

Incorporate Light, Neutral Walls

Bungalow Architectural Interior Wall Colors
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The small size of bungalow homes means that busy wallpaper patterns and bright wall colors can quickly

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William Krisel is among the pioneering architects who helped define and drive affordable, modernist tract housing in Southern California. Born in Shanghai in 1924 to American parents who were working abroad for the U.S. State Department, Krisel drafted his first house at just 11 years old. Krisel’s father sent the drawing to an architect who said that Krisel had the talent to become an architect himself, which is exactly what he did. 

Krisel remained in China until he was 13 before moving back to the United States. When he was 18, Krisel was assigned as a Chinese interpreter during World War II. While in the Army, he spoke with other soldiers about their plans for after the war, which ultimately informed his architectural

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With their steep, multi-gabled roofs, half-timber framing, and elaborate entryways, there’s nothing quite like the beautiful design of a Tudor-style home. At once elegant and down to earth, these homes are a favorite among architecture and history enthusiasts as the 15th-century style has endured for centuries, receiving fresh updates along the way.

If you’re fortunate enough to live in a Tudor home—or you hope to one day—then you may be curious about the ways you can style the interior to enhance the unique architectural features of these homes. 

From elevating wood details to creating color schemes that maximize the home’s style, the following tips will ensure the interior of your Tudor is just as stunning as the

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In addition to October 31st being a day of costumes, trick or treating, and parties, it’s also the day that architect Zaha Hadid was born. Zaha Hadid was an Iraqi architect and the first woman to win the Pritzker Architecture Prize, receiving the award in 2004. She also received the Stirling Prize, the UK’s most esteemed architectural award, in 2010 and 2011, and was the first woman to win the RIBA Gold Medal. 

Hadid was born in Baghdad in 1950 to her father, a wealthy, liberal industrialist, and her mother, an artist. The upper-class family took many trips to ancient Sumerian cities during Hadid’s childhood, which she has said sparked her interest in architecture. After attending boarding school in England and Switzerland,

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There’s nothing quite like the restorative power of nature, no matter how much new technology tries to convince us otherwise. Mother Nature is so powerful, in fact, that entire architectural styles were developed to harness and enhance it. From mid-century modern to contemporary and ranch homes, there are several architectural styles that were specifically created with nature in mind. 

Some of the first homes designed to maximize nature were mid-century modern houses. Early modernist architects like Richard Neutra and A. Quincy Jones saw the value of connecting the indoors with the outdoors, creating homes with expansive windows, wide-open floor plans, and organic materials that create harmony and connection with the surrounding

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Albert Frey was an American architect from Switzerland who created his own style of modernist architecture in Palm Springs, called “desert modernism.” Frey attended architecture school in Zurich in 1924, where he received technical building instruction while studying the De Stijl, Bauhaus, and modernism movements, all of which heavily influenced his design style. 

In 1928, Frey became one of two full-time employees in the Paris atelier, working under the supervision and guidance of architects Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret. Frey left Paris the same year for the United States but retained a strong friendship with Le Corbusier throughout his life. 

Being that Frey was the first U.S.

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Modernism Week is an annual Palm Springs event that takes place every February to celebrate mid-century modern architecture, design, fashion, art, and culture. The affair draws thousands of people to its more than 350 events, which include paneled films, lectures, home tours, nightly parties, and a whole lot more for mid-century enthusiasts. The event has become so popular, in fact, that it now features a smaller but no less compelling Fall Preview that gives you a glimpse into what the February event will hold.  

Modernism Week Fall Preview Neighborhood Tours

Modernism Week Fall Preview Featured Home

Dubbed a “mini-Modernism Week,” this year’s Fall Preview will take place on October 17-20 and features over 50 events that allow you to engage with the beauty of mid-century design. For instance, there’s a

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Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, better known as Le Corbusier, was a prolific Swiss-French designer, architect, writer, and artist in addition to being among the pioneers of modern architecture. Born in 1887, Le Corbusier grew up with an interest in the arts, which was heavily influenced by his father, a watch craftsman, and his mother, a musician. 

When he was 13, Le Corbusier attended Arts Decoratifs at La Chaux-de-Fonds where he followed his father’s footsteps, studying the art of engraving and enameling watches. During his time there, Le Corbusier learned from Charles L’Eplatteneir, a Swiss painter and architect who taught him about art history, drawing, architecture, and art nouveau. 

L'Eplatteneir encouraged Le Corbusier

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