The Renaissance And Evolution Of Desert Modern Housing

New housing developments in the Palm Springs desert capitalize on Modernist styles popularized in the 1950s, while adding newer sustainable touches.
May 5, 2004, 7am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"he renaissance of Modernist housing, which cognoscenti like to call Desert Modern, reflects several factors. The growing population of year-round residents has kept up the demand for new housing in a city that historically has been a winter resort. And many design-conscious buyers are seeking an alternative to the Spanish and Mediterranean homes blanketing much of Southern California... An even greater contrast, the new Desert Modern housing is high-density and urban, unlike the suburban Alexander tracts. Nearly all the older housing is single-story and low-lying, emphasizing the horizontal."

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Published on Tuesday, May 4, 2004 in The Los Angeles Times
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