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A Crash Course in Palm Springs Architecture


From midcentury classics to new homes, Palm Springs continues to be a destination filled with history and modern design.

Palm Springs, California
In Palm Springs, California, “mid-century modern” connotes more than just Eames chairs and glass walls; it also hints at...
An Energy-Efficient Hybrid Prefab Keeps Cool in the Palm Springs Desert
Drawing from the laws of nature, an architect devises a way to beat the heat in the California desert.
This Palm Springs Hotel is Filled with Vintage Midcentury Modern Finds
With an extensive renovation, a 1960 Albert Frey hotel gets an age-appropriate facelift with lots of vintage appeal.
Its living room features an Eames LCW, Bertoia Barstools, and Eames Tandem Shell Seats.
Each project comes with an introductory paragraph that provides basic details such as name, location, year, and...
Krisel designed the Ocotillo Lodge, a hotel that featured a number of his signature design moves: post-and-beam...
Another 1956 tract house with a flat roof designed by Krisel.
Krisel was also known for his boldly modern approach to landscape.
The Buzyn residence features an open-plan interior.
A courtyard like this is just begging to hold a party. Photo by Dan Chavkin.
The Frey II House in Palm Springs, designed by architect Albert Frey.
Contemporary Modern in a Mid-Century Mecca
When Andy Linsky, a realtor specializing in mid-century homes, and his partner Michael Thomas, set out to build a home of their...
For homeowners on a budget, the Internet is your best bet when making upgrades.
The Saguaro Palm Springs, Palm...
The Kaufman Residence by Richard Neutra, Palm Springs, 1946.
Live Like Steve McQueen for a Cool 2.5 Million Dollars
The King of Cool's former Palm Springs mid-century modern pad is currently on the market.
Palm Springs Modern: Wexler Steel Houses
Architect Donald Wexler was thinking prefab long before prefab was popular.
Here's Palm Springs In All Its Nighttime Glory
Inspiration can strike anywhere, at any time.