Blu Homes to Make a Splash at Modernism Week 2013
February 5, 2013
Parties, seminars and home tours make it easy to catch up with the leader in modern, green prefab homebuilding in Palm Springs, February 14-24, 2013
Join Blu Homes at Tim Disney’s Desert Oasis to support A+D Architecture and Design Museum’s upcoming exhibition Never Built: Los Angeles
PALM SPRINGS, CA—February 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Blu® Homes, Inc., (“Blu”) the leading builder of precision-engineered, green prefab homes is hosting numerous events at Palm Springs Modernism Week, February 14-24, 2013. From parties and seminars to home tours of Tim Disney’s modern desert oasis, Modernism Week attendees will have plenty of opportunities to tour a beautiful Blu home, meet Blu’s world-class architects and learn more about the company’s exciting building technology and design. For more information about where and when to catch Blu Homes at Modernism Week, visit http://www.bluhomes.com/modernism.
Blu Homes kicks off Modernism Week on February 16, at 2:30pm with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at the stunning Joshua Tree home of Tim Disney, which was recently featured in the Los Angeles Times. All proceeds from this reception will support A+D Architecture and Design Museum>Los Angeles and its upcoming exhibition Never Built: Los Angeles, a rare compendium of visionary works by legends such as Frank Lloyd Wright and Frank Gehry that only saw the drawing board.
As the sun sets behind Tim Disney’s Blu Origin home and the stunning desert landscape, the afternoon of the 16th will conclude with a discussion featuring Never Built curators Sam Lubell and Greg Goldin moderated by Karl Daubmann, Blu Homes’ vice president of design and creative director. Shuttle service will be provided between 2:15-5:00pm from The Sportsman’s Club, 6225 Sunburst Avenue, Joshua Tree, CA 92252. Ticket price is $50 in advance, $60 at the door. Blu will be giving away one pair of tickets to the event; enter to win on Blu’s Facebook page the week of February 4-8. Learn more and purchase tickets here.
There are three more chances to tour Tim Disney’s Joshua Tree home at Modernism Week on February 17, 23 and 24, 12pm-4pm. The Disneys’ three-bedroom home with separate guesthouse set against the starkly beautiful backdrop of the Mojave Desert is a unique configuration drawn from Blu Homes’ most versatile design, the Blu Origin. The home features 14+ foot ceilings, luxury finishes, and wide expanses of windows and generous shaded decks to allow a seamless connection between the indoors and outdoors. Like all Blu homes, it was built with the highest green standards in Blu Homes’ Bay Area factory, transported by truck, and then unfolded on the site. Shuttle service will be provided from The Sportsman’s Club, 6225 Sunburst Avenue, Joshua Tree, CA 92252. Tours are free. To RSVP go to http://www.bluhomes.com/modernism.
On Tuesday, February 19 from 6-8pm, Blu Homes’ CEO Bill Haney and Vice President of Design and Creative Director Karl Daubmann will join Dwell Editor-in-Chief Amanda Dameron at The Saguaro hotel in Palm Springs to enjoy drinks, hors d’oeuvres and a discussion of “The Amazing Prefab Evolution.” In the first hour, the three industry thought leaders will delve into prefab—past, present and future—exploring its rich history and highlighting the great homes that have defined the movement as well as the extraordinary breakthroughs in architecture and technology that are making advances today. The discussion will be followed by a design seminar with Bill and Karl in which they will present more detailed information on the stunning architectural design and revolutionary technology that have propelled Blu Homes to a leadership position in the industry.
Those interested in Blu will also have the opportunity to meet with the Blu team in the Modern Living Expo Tent in Booth #1 the weekend of February 15-18 and February 22-24 from 10am-5pm. The Expo Tent is located in the pavilion behind the Palm Springs Hilton Hotel, North Calle El Segundo and East Andreas Road, Palm Springs, CA. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased here.
AT-A-GLANCE—BLU HOMES AT PALM SPRINGS MODERNISM WEEK
February 16DISNEY DESERT OASIS FUNDRAISER2:30pm - sunsetJoshua Tree, CA
Shuttle service from 2:15-5:00pm, departing from:The Sportsman’s Club6225 Sunburst AvenueJoshua Tree, CA 92252Please note: parking is not permitted at the house
$50 in advance, $60 at the doorFor more details and to purchase tickets, visit neverbuilt-desertoasis.eventbrite.com
February 17, 23 and 24ADDITIONAL TOURS OF THE DISNEY BLU ORIGINS12 noon-4pmJoshua Tree, CA
Shuttle service departing fromThe Sportsman’s Club6225 Sunburst AvenueJoshua Tree, CA 92252Please note: parking is not permitted at the house
Cost is free; RSVP at http://www.bluhomes.com/modernism
February 15-18February 22-24MODERN LIVING EXPO, BOOTH #1
10am-5pmHilton Palm Springs400 East Tahquitz Canyon WayPalm Springs, CA 92262Check-In Location: Prairie Schooner Parking Lot, corner of N Calle El Segundo and E Andreas Road
$10Purchase tickets here.
February 19 THE AMAZING PREFAB EVOLUTION—BLU IN CONVERSATION WITH DWELL EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
6-8pmThe Saguaro1800 East Palm Canyon DrivePalm Springs, CA 92264
About Blu Homes
Blu Homes, Inc. is the leading provider of beautiful and green precision-built prefab homes in North America. Built in its own 250,000-square-foot state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Vallejo, California, Blu’s inspired and nationally recognized homes can be found from New York to the Colorado Mountains and the Pacific Coast. Blu’s proprietary steel framing and building technology result in homes that are as strong as they are beautiful; ship efficiently; and are conveniently finished on site by our own teams. Blu homes are more economical, healthier to live in, require lower maintenance, and are much stronger than conventional construction. Visit www.bluhomes.com. Blu is also the proud builder of the Sunset magazine 2012 Idea House in Healdsburg, California. For more information on the Sunset Idea House, click here.