We are very pleased to announce the 39th Piran Days of Architecture 2022! The conference will take place on Saturday, November 26 in the Auditorium Portoroz - This year's highly relevant topic: HONEST ARCHITECTURE We live in a time of rapid technological development, globalisation, mutual interdependence, and great unpredictability. Architecture, which is inextricably tied to… Continue reading …Honest Architecture…
We are very pleased to announce the 39th Piran Days of Architecture 2022! The conference will take place on Saturday, November 26 in the Auditorium Portoroz – This year’s highly relevant topic: HONEST ARCHITECTURE We live in a time of rapid technological development, globalisation, mutual interdependence, and great unpredictability. Architecture, which is inextricably tied to…… Continue reading …Honest Architecture…
Like me, some of you will remember the first time you went to the Olympic Park in Munich to watch a Bayern Munich soccer match in the stadium or to go up the Olympic Tower to enjoy the view of Munich. In my case it happened in the early 1980s and at that time I…… Continue reading Architecture and urban planning in Munich: The Olympic City!
Architect and Friends is very proud to have been chosen to plan their first exhibition: “Un saluto da Grado – Gruss aus Grado” On the occasion of the 130th anniversary “130 anni Turismo a Grado” we will look back at the early years of Grado and try to bring them to life through countless postcards…… Continue reading “Un saluto da Grado – Gruss aus Grado” Exhibition 2022
When you think of famous Italian architects then certainly first of Gio Ponti, Carlo Scarpa, Renzo Piano or Gino Valle. A rather unknown, but not less creative architect from Friuli Venezia Giulia who has realized projects all over the world is Marcello D’Olivo.On the occasion of the centenary of his birth, the Civici Musei di…… Continue reading Do you know Marcello D’Olivo?
After a fantastic, creative but sometimes challenging year 2021 we wish you MERRY CHRISTMAS and a FANTASTIC NEW YEAR 2022! Hope to meet you all soon to discuss new projects in Italy or Austria… Images: Michael Atzenhofer, Architect & Friends
After a forced break in 2020, Piran Days of Architecture are finally back! The architecture conference will take place on Saturday, November 27th in the Auditorium in Portorož and there are already many interesting architects confirmed. This years’ topic: What is measurable in architecture? Measurability has always been inextricably linked to architecture. As a set of dimensions,…… Continue reading SAVE THE DATE: Piran Days of Architecture 2021
The 35th Annual AIA Austin Homes Tour will be held October 15-18, 2021. When we found the AIA Homes Tour last year we were very impressed by the quality and workmanship of the homes we’ve visited virtually! Also this year there will be an online experience for those who still have no possibility to travel.…… Continue reading AIA Austin Homes Tour 2021
For a variety of reasons, we’re always interested in the so-called former DDR (German Democratic Republic) when it comes to architecture and urban planning. One reason for sure is the mix of Modernist architecture influenced by the SED Regime and the way people should have lived and worked in “perfect” cities between 1949 and 1990.…… Continue reading Exhibition: Endless Beginning. The transformation of the socialist city
We are proud to share our winning entry “Döllerer Geniesserrestaurant Cuisine Alpine” at the 1st LIV Hospitality Design Awards 2020. Winning the category “Renovation” means a lot to us, we’re trying hard to preserve, reuse or adapt existing structures. Therefor we’re very glad to find ourselves in best company with many other great projects. Please…… Continue reading Architect & Friends “Winning” placement at the 2020 LIV Hospitality Design Awards
An important, extremely topical issue, which has been pushed into the background in times of the Corona pandemic, is homelessness. Anyone of us who thinks to master and to survive this exceptional situation within his possibilities and in his environment, even to emerge strengthened from this situation, overlooks the fact that there is an increasing…… Continue reading WHO‘S NEXT? We need to talk about homelessness
THE HARVARD 5 … five of the most notable, mid-century modern architects, stunning new footage – hope this film will be released soon! Can’t wait… https://youtu.be/gTF2j72pcKs Image: theharvardfive.com
Mainspring Narrative Films founders Jake and Tracey Gorst have produced some of the best architecture films such as Frey: Parts I and II, The Nature of Modernism: E. Stewart Williams, Architect or desert Utopia: Mid-Century Architecture in Palm Springs, just to name a view. They are currently working on their next great project “New England Modernism: Revolutionary…… Continue reading New England Modernism: Revolutionary Architecture in the 20th Century
Mark Davis and his team have done again everything possible to organize another extraordinary event for 2021 Modernism Week. We’re sure that even during this strange and uncertain period they wanted to send out a strong signal to the world when it comes to Mid-Century Modern architecture and interior design in the Coachella Valley! It…… Continue reading 2021 Modernism Week in Palm Springs is fantastic … (but different)!
Since we all still can’t travel but would like to explore the world in a different way! Therefore we would like to share a rare opportunity to watch a film about Jørn Utzon. Thanks to the 2021 NCModernist / MODHomes Architecture Movie Series you can watch the film for free between February 3rd and 6th:…… Continue reading CATCH OF THE WEEK: Jørn Utzon: The Man and The Architect
After a year that nobody would have expected, we are still positive about 2020! The Modermism Week in Palm Springs in February, a few months in Austria last spring, a relatively relaxed summer in Italy, great projects completed and fantastic new ones started – it wasn’t bad despite everything! We hope that in 2021 many…… Continue reading MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A FANTASTIC 2021 from Architect and Friends!
In view of the fact that Austria is one of the largest “wasters” of land in the world, the question arises whether a trend reversal is still possible due to years of exploitation. From fake second homes in the Alps to abandoned, unused industrial areas in the eastern part of Austria to various other “ruins”, everything…… Continue reading Land for us all! Really?