A new design map has been drawn! In occasion of the 2016 Architecture Biennale in Venice, Italy a new design festival during the first Biennale month (May, 25th – June, 26th) will take place around town. Historic buildings, hidden cloisters, design boutiques, private galleries and unexpected places will become the cardinal points of DESIGN.VE design… Read More Design.ve
Today we would like to reblog an article published on archdaily.com about the work in progress: As the 2016 Venice Biennale is set to begin this upcoming Saturday, May 28th, (preview Thursday and Friday) the first glimpses of the pavilions have begun to roll in through the social media wires. In addition to the event’s main exhibition,… Read More Sneak Peek Venice 2016
Our catch of the week is a link to a story we want to share with all our readers. QUEEN MIMI is an award winning documentary by Yaniv Rokah about 89 year old Mimi Haist. She’s been homeless for 35 years and one night 25 years ago she walked into a Laundromat in Santa Monica where… Read More Queen Mimi – Catch of the Week
When traveling the right souvenirs often aren’t easy to find. Trashy, kitschy or quite boring isn’t what you want to bring back home, want to keep in your memories or want you to remember special places, unforgettable situations or moments abroad. But there are still new and amazing ideas…a really nice one for an uncommon souvenir,… Read More Decorative, memorable and simply beautiful! – What’s your favorite place?
This year arcspace, run by the Danish Architecture Center has published a series of articles about the various curators and exhibitions at the Venice Architecture Biennale. A stunning preview of what to expect later this month is their article about the exhibition “Pool” located at the highly anticipated new Australian Pavilion designed by Denton Corker Marshall.… Read More Architecture, Culture and Identity from Down Under in Venice
Here’s a quick update about music we like to listen to here at our studio. Check out The Avett Brother’s new song “Ain’t no man“. After their song “Live and Die” from their album “The Carpenter” released back in 2012 it’s the first single off their album True Sadness. Images: torontourbanrootsfest.com, theavettbrothers.com, suprtickets.com
For our Döllerer project back in 2012 we selected beautiful chairs from Spanish based furniture manufacturer Andreu World like the Nub Chair by Patrizia Urquiola. In the meantime Andreu World celebrates it’s 60th birthday of designing durable furniture solutions for work, pleasure, and life. For a recent project we were searching a light, fish and easy chair… Read More Catch of the Week – Sail!
When working on new projects we are always curious and willing to find new products that fit to our design proposals. Especially when it comes to basic elements like flooring, wall coverings and materials that simply create the base for all the rest like furniture, bathrooms, kitchens, rugs etc. For one of our latest projects, a… Read More Beyond Milan! – Catch of the Week
Once a year the world’s architects and designers flock to Milan for the Milan Design Week! This years edition is the 55th and features many interesting (and hidden) places to visit. Our perfect stay in Milan starts with an evening tour in the Brera Design District where many pop-up stores, exhibitions and bars are located… Read More Milan, where else?
Cool bikes are always worth a look or a try whether at the beach, in the mountains or in the city. There are so many different solutions nowadays for people with totally different needs and demands. But what about a non usual bulk bike? When it comes to custom made bikes you’re often ending up in custom made… Read More OttoCICLI – Stefano and his bikes
Architect and Friends is proud to be featured in the newest issue of the “Doellerer Zeitung” with an article in German about the new Enoteca whose total makeover was completed in Austria last autumn. Find out more here and more about the project in this post.
Remember our post about the lost landscapes of Los Angeles? In many ways the Fifties and Sixties can be seen as the perfect foundation for what L.A. is today. But what about Los Angeles in 2016? When in L.A. our greatest joy is to find new places, meet new people and simply immerse in what L.A.… Read More Don’t get lost in L.A. – This is L.A.!
Cumini, a well known furniture store in Gemona next to Udine hosts a workshop today about ARTEK, founded in Helsinki, Finland by four young idealists Alvar and Aino Alto, Marie Gullichsen and Nils-Gustav Hahl in 1935. Their intention was to ‘sell furniture and to promote a modern culture of living by exhibitions and other educational… Read More Italy meets Finland
When thinking of Mediterranean tiles from Italy often classic designs, finishes and dimensions of the well known brands like Bisazza, Marazzi or Lea are the ones taken in consideration without choosing something wrong to create a beautiful basis. But what about contemporary, new and less known products made by Italian manufacturers these days? For one of… Read More 41zero42 – Catch of the Week
Preparing for this year’s Biennale in Venice yesterday we read an interesting article on bustler.net about the U.S. Pavillion we’d like to repost here: The 2016 U.S. Venice Biennale Pavilion is one step closer to becoming a reality with today’s reveal of the “My Detroit” postcard photo competition winners. Over at the Museum of Contemporary Art… Read More A postcard from Detroit
Springtime is near and one of the places “to be” will be the 15th Biennale of Architecture in Venice. We would like to remind everyone interested in architecture that the preview this year will take place on May 26th and May 27th and the regular exhibition will open to public on Saturday, may 28th. In the meantime… Read More FRIENDLY REMINDER – Biennale Architettura Venezia 2016