Richard Neutra - The story

Richard Neutra


His houses flooded with light, Neutra shaped the scene of Californian Modernism. From there he rose to be an architectural icon of the “International Style”. Today Richard J. Neutra has long been seen as one of the great names in the history of modern architecture. Together with Le Corbusier, Walter Gropius, Marcel Breuer and Mies van der Rohe he is one of the great pioneers of architecture and a trailblazer of Modernism.

His work is both avant-garde and timeless. From 1932 – 1970 Neutra carried out more than 200 projects – houses and villas, hospitals, schools, museums, high-rise buildings, churches, conference centers, market halls, embassies. Neutra received a number of tributes posthumously, including that of the American Institute of Architecture. The Museum of Modern Art in New York honored him with a retrospective.