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Kaufmann Desert House

Listed under Contemporary Architecture in US West Coast, United States.

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This house came after Frank Lloyd Wright’s Falling Water in Bear Run, and Neutra was an assistant to Wright. A finest example of Modernist mid-century residential architecture, the house was conceived as the perfect summer retreat. The Desrt House is barely visible as you approach – the design such that the sizeable property maintains its privacy, despite its pool, guest wing and servants' quarters. Constructed to appear as a series of horizontal planes floating over transparent walls, the outcome is a structure of very light and transient presence. Set in such dramatic surroundings, it is fitting that Neutra maintained the basis of desert landscape in his colours and materials.

Written by  George Monkhouse.

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