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The Significance and Survival of the Richard & Dion Neutra Residences in Los Angeles

31 May 2013, 18:30

70 Cowcross Street, London, EC1M 6EJ

Dr Raymond Neutra will give an illustrated lecture on the VDL House and compound.


It was an ongoing social and technological experiment, designed in three phases: 1932,1940, 1966. It accommodates three households and Neutra’s small architectural office on a 60 x 70 foot lot. Aside from the historic interest of the careers of Neutra and others who started their careers in this location as well as the distinguished visitors and clients the compound serves to remind visitors of ongoing design questions addressed at the compound:


Dr Neutra will describe academic and public education activities of Cal Poly Pomona College of Environmental Design which inherited the compound twenty years ago and the on going efforts to restore the compound. He will discuss the philosophical issues encountered during this restoration. Dr. Neutra recently retired as Chief of the Enviromental and Occupational Desease Control at the California Department of Public Health. He is Richard Neutra’s youngest son.


Cost £6.00 Docomomo Members £8.00 non Members
For further details contact : Philip Boyle, Coordinator Docomomo-uk, Tel 020 7253 6624 or email

Raymond Neutura

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