Winter Weekend: Palm Springs Architecture and Design Center
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Photo by Daniel Chavkin; All Photos from Architect Magazine A modernist classic makes the perfect home for a design museum addition. Home to the world's largest assemblage of mid-century modern architecture, Palm Springs has long been a modern design lover's paradise. With winter averages in the sunny 70s, it has always long been a snowbird's seasonal haven. Now Palm Springs has yet another reason to be a favorite. The Palm Springs Art Museum recently expanded with the opening of an Architecture & Design Center, Edwards Harris Pavilion . Photo by Julius Shulman Classic modernism abounds throughout this space. This beautiful space dedicated to modern design is a modernist exhibit in itself. The E. Stewart Williams designed former bank building has been meticulously renovated by designer Marmol Radziner to retain elements of historical significance. CSL Aluminum Outdoor Ceiling Light , Elan Minn White LED Pendant Classic mid-century lighting is seen throughout the space. Today, contemporary pendant lighting in particular and modern lighting in general still exhibit that desert-inspired penchant for minimalism. Meanwhile, decorative louvres surrounding the building are also indicative of the desert landscape outside. Photo by Julius Shulman Inside and out, the architecture and design center exudes mid-century modernism. This new space is reason alone to escape the cold for a weekend this winter and head to Palm Springs for a modern design retreat. With exhibitions devoted to modern design, what more can any lover of mid-century ask from a weekend?