Architecture and dream houses in the USA during the ‘50s and ‘60s


When Europe’s master architects discovered the sunshine of California and the New World.

“California design [...] has developed out of our own preferences for living in a modern way... It is an expression of our habits and our tastes” (Greta Magnusson Grossman in 1951). This is the essence and the motive for West Coast design during this era in America... though blended with the Modernism imported from Europe. It is a combination of the European rigour of Neutra, Gropius and Van der Rohe, the organic, open style of Frank Lloyd Wright, and the ideas suggested by the Californian climate and by its specific style – Welcome to America!