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The 1931 Aluminaire House Fundraiser and Reception at the Siva House

February 25, 2017 | 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm |

$250 - $1000

Celebrate the arrival of the 1931 Aluminaire House to Palm Springs. Please join us for a very exclusive afternoon reception fundraiser at the iconic Siva House (Hugh M. Kaptur AIA, 1959). Located high above Palm Springs on Palisades Drive and very near Albert Frey’s own ‘Frey House II’, the stunning residence has been graciously offered by the current owners to raise funds.

The 1931 Aluminaire House will be transported to Palm Springs in late January 2017. Currently dismantled, it is stored in its own container, ready to be reassembled once the downtown event space across from the Palm Springs Art Museum is completed. (Date TBA).

It’s one step closer to realizing the dream of having Albert Frey’s 1931 Aluminaire House permanently displayed in Palm Springs. Aluminaire was designated in 2016 by “Architectural Record” as one of 125 (#30, right after Corbusier’s 1931 Villa Savoye) most important works of architecture worldwide in the 125 years since the magazine’s founding in 1891.

The reception will honor Professor Michael Schwarting and Associate Professor Frances Campani, a couple, both architects, who now for 29 years, have worked tirelessly to save Aluminaire from destruction and oblivion; investing their personal time and resources through a number of challenges over years to document and protect Aluminaire, with the goal of finding a permanent home for it. Fortunately it’s Palm Springs!

Join them and members of the Palm Springs Aluminaire committee at this afternoon reception of scrumptious hors d’oeurves, wine, beverages, conversation and the latest updates. Your opportunity to be an important participant in the quest to have Palm Springs become the new home for Aluminaire.

Limited to 60 guests. Comfortable shuttles will take guests up to the Siva House. All Pledge Level donations receive a tax exempt letter, as allowed by law, from the Aluminaire Foundation. aluminaire.org


February 25, 2017
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
$250 - $1000
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Additional Information

21 and older.
Things to Know
Shuttles will be used to and from the reception location. No smoking is allowed anywhere on the Siva House property.
Special Parking Instructions
Parking is strictly prohibited at the Siva House or anywhere on Palisades Drive. All guests will be transported to and from the Siva House by deluxe shuttles departing across the street from Le Vallauris Restaurant, 385 W. Tahquitz Way (almost to the end toward the mountains) just at the corner of N. Museum Way.
Photography Credits
Siva House, Dan Chavkin Photography Original Model by Albert Frey, Aluminaire Foundation


The Siva House on Palisades Drive
385 W. Tahquitz Canyon
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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