The quintessential California Modernist
Richard Neutra and his search for modern architecture
"[...] the definitive volume on the Viennese-born architect." - Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles
Originally from Vienna, Richard Neutra came to America early in his career, settling in California. His influence on post-war architecture is undisputed, the sunny climate and rich landscape being particularly suited to his cool, sleek modern style.
Neutra had a keen appreciation for the relationship between people and nature; his trademark plate glass walls and ceilings which turn into deep overhangs have the effect of connecting the indoors with the outdoors. His ability to incorporate technology, aesthetic, science, and nature into his designs brought him to the forefront of Modernist architecture. [source:http://www.taschen.com/pages/en/catalogue/architecture/all/44807/facts.neutra_complete_works.htm]
updated March 15, 2013
CONNNELL RESIDENCE : THREATENED!
We have changed the existence rating of the Connell Residence from 'endangered' to 'threatened' in order to match the rating used by DOCOMOMO-US
per their 2012 Annual Report (page 13).
Our Petition remains alive...SIGN IT now to inform the County of Monterey Planning that you believe demolition should be denied of this local mid-century modern architectural treasure.
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CURRENT STATUS: This 4,124 SF residence is slated for demolition pending approval by County of Monterey Planning to make room for 12,000 SF new home.
|1957-58||Arthur + Kathleen Connell||1170 Signal Hill Road||Pebble Beach||ENDANGERED!|