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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Palm Springs, California, United Statesen_US
dc.coverage.temporal1960-1961 (creation)en_US
dc.creatorBerkus, Barryen_US
dc.date1960-1961en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-12-16T17:52:31Z
dc.date.available2014-12-16T17:52:31Z
dc.date.issued1960-1961en_US
dc.identifier250623en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 3125en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/166256
dc.descriptionView of units from driveway within the complex; An early experiment in condominium living, Park Imperial South was designed by modernist architect Barry Berkus in 1960. The 30 units are notable for their folded plate roofs, terrazzo floors and their creative use of concrete block. The units are two-bedroom plus convertible den. The original condominium design was skillfully zoned and executed with floor to ceiling windows and sliding glass doors overlooking private walled courtyards. The condominium walls facing public spaces were designed with clerestory windows sitting above decorative concrete block walls. Restoration was undertaken in 2011 and is partially complete. Berkus was known for his innovative designs in mass-market housing; as a "production" architect he built over 600,000 dwellings encompassing about 10,000 designs in his career. Source: Palm Springs Preservation Foundation; http://www.pspreservationfoundation.org/ (accessed 7/21/2014)en_US
dc.format.mediumglass; concrete block; terrazzoen_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectarchitectureen_US
dc.subjectcontemporary (1960 to present)en_US
dc.subjectCity planningen_US
dc.subjectHousingen_US
dc.subjectRestoration and conservationen_US
dc.subjectsuburbsen_US
dc.subjectDesert Modernismen_US
dc.subjectTwentieth centuryen_US
dc.subjectMid-Century Modernisten_US
dc.titlePark Imperial South [condominium development]en_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A1-BERB-PIS-E03en_US
vra.culturalContextAmericanen_US
vra.techniqueconstruction (assembling)en_US
vra.worktypecondominium (built work)en_US
dc.contributor.displayBarry Berkus (American architect, 1935-2012)en_US


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