A Vibrant City
Palm Springs has it all
June 20, 2015
The Palm Desert has long been a destination for the Los Angeles elite to escape from big city life to the quaint small town feeling of this mountainous haven. Over the decades, various things about the area, like the famous Palm Springs Mid-Century Modern style, erupted by partnerships among those first vacationers and visionary modernist architects, attract people from around the world to this beautiful area for relaxation and rejuvenation. Whether it’s for golf, a grand spa experience, or simply to observe and study the breathtaking Palm Springs mid-century modern style scattered throughout the desert landscape, you won’t regret a trip to this memorable area.
Since the 1920s, modernist architects have been designing sleek, modern homes that embrace their natural environment here in the desert. The Palm Springs Mid-Century Modern style is characterized by its reflection of the dramatic geography of this mountainous area and has long been called Desert Modernism. Noticed by its clean lines, walls of glass, and generous devotion to indoor-outdoor spaces, this form of modernism captures a life of both elegance and informality.
Architects of this era were praised for their adaptive use of innovated materials and construction methods, as well as post-World War II technology. This reform from conventional practices and styles was necessary given the extreme climate in which Palm Springs residents subject themselves to.
Famous Palm Springs developers and architects of this 1920s era of reimagining design include:
Palm Springs was named to the National Trust of Historic Preservation in 2006, as well as a Preserve America City in 2009. As a result, there are many education and tour opportunities throughout the area that guide visitors through the wealth of brilliant design – a treasure trove for anyone remotely interested in modern architecture.