Neutra, Richard

Neutra, Richard

(1892–1970) architect, author; born in Vienna, Austria. He emigrated in 1923, and, working with R. M. Schindler and alone, designed uncompromisingly modernist houses and schools, mostly in California, incorporating such innovations as steel framing (Lovell (Health) House (1929), Los Angeles). Later, with Robert Alexander (1949–mid-1960s), he tackled larger public projects. His books include Survival Through Design (1954), which promoted "biorealism," a balance among buildings, people, and the environment.

Neutra, Richard

(1892–1970)
Vienna-born architect working with Adolf Loos and Eric Mendelsohn. He met Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright, and in 1925 formed an association in Los Angeles with Rudolph Schindler. He designed many homes for Hollywood notables.