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richard j. neutra architect

richard j. neutra architect

1892 to 1970 RIP

The architect Richard Josef Neutra, b. Vienna, 1892, d. Apr. 16, 1970,
brought the ideals and forms of the INTERNATIONAL STYLE in architecture
to Southern California. He studied (1912-14) under Adolf Loos in Vienna
and later (1921-23) collaborated with Eric Mendelsohn in Berlin.
Neutra moved to the United States in 1923 and for a short time worked
for Frank Lloyd Wright near Chicago.
His finest buildings, all in the Los Angeles area, were built shortly
after he moved to California in 1926. They are notable for their evocative
siting and creative use of building technology.
The Lovell Health House (1929; Los Angeles), a masterly assimilation
of architectural and natural forms, is composed of large glass-and-concrete
planes that step up a steep canyon wall. Its prefabricated steel frame
was erected in less than 40 hours; its many balconies are suspended from
the roof above each plane.
By contrast, the von Sternberg House (1936; Northridge, Calif.) has a plan
related to Wright's Prairie Houses, well suited to the flat site; its exterior
is sheathed in aluminum painted steel.
Neutra is the author of Life and Shape (1962), [Projects and ]Buildings
and Projects [(1961)], (Vol I;1926-1949; Vol II; 1950-60; Vol III; 1961-66)
and Survival through Design (1954 and 1969)

Taken from The New Grolier Encycopedia.


egon fj. winkens architect - richard j. neutra architect
egon fj.winkens architect - richard j. neutra architect 1965
Egon fj. Winkens met up with an influence of his life, Richard J. Neutra architect.
After a few of years in Neutra's employment Egon became a partner
in the mid 1960's for a few years before returning to Germay in 1968.
Below are a few private winkens photos 1960's.
neutra winkens winkens neutra feb 1961 winkens neutra nov65
singleton house Neutra at singleton house, Winkens photo neutra house after the fire in march 1963
click thumbnail to see full photo
click right on pic for next pic - click left on pic for previous pic
'The Complete Neutra' a good book about the complete works of Richard Josef Neutra
book cover


Richard Neutra at Singleton House 1960's

Richard Neutra-designed Singleton House in
Bel Air sold for $16.5M this January 2013.
The 6,400-square-foot house was built in 1959
for the industrialist Henry Singleton.

Neutra at singleton house, Winkens photo
Curbed LA coverage (Compare with 14th photo)


Sad News June 2002

magazine magazine
Front Page Article

1964 AIA entry
1964 AIA entry
Have a look...

magazine magazine
Front Page Article
How could this have happened??
It always amazes me how some people do not appreciate good architecture.
Including those in authority.

Neutra's Maxwell house moves to Angelino Heights from Brentwood.

LA TIMES newpaper coverage.


Buildings and Projects 1960 to 1970
Exhibition From 8 April to 3 July 2011

Deutsche Architekturmuseum


Neutra Institue
The Neutra architecture web site.

information gathered by zeno winkens of
winkens architecture, whitestown, drinagh, wexford, Ireland.


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