Richard Neutra

Richard Neutra was an Austrian – American architect responsible for some of the most iconic post-war modern homes and commercial structures in America.  Beyond just iconic homes and building architecture, Neutra’s design legacy permeates home accessory designs like the iconic Neutra House Numbers

Like so many of his midcentury modern architectural peers, Richard Neutra also designed iconic home furniture that still today is admired as works of art

Perhaps his most famous work is the Kaufmann Desert House in Palm Springs, CA (1946).

Richard Neutra was responsible for some of the most iconic post-war modern homes and commercial structures in America

Neutra studied architecture at the University of Vienna. He then moved to the United States and started working for Frank Lloyd Wright after he finished his studies. Neutra eventually became an independent architect and started designing buildings himself.

He was famous for his residential designs that are often characterized by their open floor plans, large windows, and flat roofs with extensive use of glass walls to provide natural light inside the home.

Richard Neutra is a famous midcentury modern architect who designed buildings and houses in California. He was born in Vienna, Austria on December 18, 1892.

Richard Neutra is an architect from Austria, who was born in 1902 and died in 1970. He is considered one of the leading architects of the mid-century modern movement.

Neutra is best known for his work on residential projects and he has been called “the father of modern architecture.” His designs are characterized by his use of natural materials, a sensuous, curvilinear form language and integration with the landscape.

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Kaufmann Desert House in Palm Springs, CA (1946).

Richard Neutra was a leading architect of the mid-century modern movement. He was born in Vienna in 1892, and studied architecture at the Academy of Fine Arts. In 1923 he immigrated to Los Angeles, where he became one of the most influential architects in Southern California.

Neutra is credited with designing over 450 buildings across the United States, including private residences, commercial buildings, schools and churches. His work is characterized by its use of natural materials and open floor plans.

Richard Neutra’s influence on mid-century modern architecture can be seen in his own home which he designed for himself and his family in 1947.

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Cantilevered MidCentury Neutra House

Wilkins House by Neutra

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Richard Neutra was born in Vienna, Austria in 1892 and died in Los Angeles, California in 1970. Neutra was an Austrian-born American architect who had a distinctive style of architecture. His work is often categorized as being part of the Mid-century modern school.

 

Neutra’s early work is characterized by extensive use of glass and steel construction, with open floor plans, flat roofs and large overhangs that allow for terraces or balconies. Later on he developed a more personal style based on the use of concrete forms finished with plaster or stucco that expressed his feelings about the landscape of southern California.

Neutra's early work is characterized by extensive use of glass and steel construction, with open floor plans...

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