Richard Neutra is considered by many the father of Californian Modernism. This is an architectural style generated by the evolution of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Modernist legacy, based on open floor plans and blurred separations between indoor and outdoor.
Throughout his career, Neutra designed and developed residential and public buildings alike, though he is best known for his family home projects. Today we have picked 5 personal favourites, to give you a flavour of some of his most celebrated works.
Richard Neutra’s Baily House is n. 20 in the Case Study House program. Back in 1948 when this house was designed and built, Richard Neutra was the most well-known and respected architect taking part in the program…READ MORE
Ten years later commissioning the iconic Falling Water House to Frank Lloyd Wright, Edgar Kaufmann was looking for an architect to design his new house near Palm Springs: the now celebrated Kaufmann desert House.
Kaufmann chose the Modernist and sleek style of Richard Neutra: more suitable for the frivolous Palm Springs lifestyle…READ MORE
The Lovell Health House is internationally recognized as one of the most significant examples of Modernist architecture. Richard Neutra designed the Lovell House using a technology used to build skyscrapers that he learnt as draftsman in New York and Chicago; this made the Lovell residence the first American house to be built using this method…READ MORE
The construction of the VDL Research House covers a period of almost thirty years (1932-1965) during which Neutra also became internationally known for his work: contributing to shape a Mid-century Modern Californian style…READ MORE
One of the famous and celebrated architects of the 20th Century is Richard Neutra, known for his design contributions in mid-century modern Californian architecture. The Austrian-native architect had been designing beautiful modernist dwellings and buildings for over than 20 years…READ MORE