The Modernism Week

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Hi April!
I would start this spring month with an architecture post that i wanted to write for a long time. What I’m about to talk about is one of the most important annual events for architecture’s lovers, which are found all over the world to Palm Springs during the Modernism Week to visit many sensational houses built during the twenty years between 1940 and 1960. During the 50s Palm Springs became a destination for recreation of the most famous Hollywood stars,  like Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe, who built here breathtaking villas in a desert and rocky land. The houses are characterized by hard architectural lines and angular volumes that are relieved by softer shapes of gardens and swimming pools. For this reason these houses are so unique, many of them are still used as a location for photo shoots, commercials etc.
The mission of Modernism Week is to celebrate and foster appreciation of mid-century architecture and design, as well as contemporary thinking in these fields, by encouraging education, preservation and sustainable modern living as represented in Palm Springs.

All photos by Tom Ferguson via Yellowtrace


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