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Modernism Week 2020, Palm Springs
08.12.19

Palm Springs is an elusive city when it comes to our travel agenda. With its mid-century modern suburban landscapes and sharp quality of light, it’s a city we’ve wanted to visit for many years. Modernism Week (13-23 February) sees private enclaves open their doors to the public; a celebration of architecture, interiors and – of course, poolside cocktails. Next year’s programme will include tours of modernist community Racquet Club Cottages West, the Walker Guest House replica, the iconic Vista Las Palmas (home to Hollywood royalty), and Herbert Burns’ 500 West condominium community, honouring the project’s 50th anniversary. Park Imperial South (pictured), designed in 1960, has long been of interest to NHO and will be open to enthusiasts. Combining sculpted concrete blocks, full-height glazing and clerestory windows under a folded plate roof inspired by the mountains, Barry Berkus’ project typifies the Californian modernist style. With an increasingly diverse program of events, we’re not sure we’ll make it there this February, but there’s always 2021. Photography courtesy of Wallpaper.