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?
Following the great success of AIA Austin Homes Tour and Palm Springs Modernism Week Fall Preview here is another great virtual event that will offer online lectures and tours starting November 6th, 2020. TUCSON MODERNISM WEEK 2020 The Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation presents this 9th annual event online and in cyberspace. This unique experience will…… Continue reading TUCSON MODERNISM WEEK 2020
Due to the ongoing unsafe situation worldwide in which entire states are shaken and travel is very unsafe, we are constantly looking for interesting virtual tours or lectures. During a lecture on Paul Rudolph (Paul Rudolph, 100 years of Space and Form – Symposium) in Palm Springs we had already learned a little more about…… Continue reading ‚Carl by Car’ @ Sarasota MOD Weekend 2020!
When Modernism Week announced to switch to virtual events during its 2020 Fall Preview, we got curious who else could have new ideas for virtual events when it comes to architecture and design! For us Europeans even in “quiet” times it’s not easy to visit many interesting local architecture event in the U.S. and therefor…… Continue reading Catch of the Week: AIA Austin Homes Tour 2020 – An incredible online experience for a global audience!
After Modernism Week is before Modernism Week for us since eight years now and this year we’re really concerned that our next trip to California could be canceled. It’s very sad to see how California and the whole United States are suffering, we think that we all know the reasons! But there’s a ray of…… Continue reading Modernism Week in crazy times!
After completing some very interesting projects we worked on in 2019 and 2020, we have published some images on our updated and expanded website. The projects include the renovation of Villa Gerolimich from 1956 in Grado, Italy and the expansion of the Genießerrestaurant at the Döllerer Genusswelten in Golling, Austria. Our website got a total…… Continue reading Hello! News from Architect and Friends!
As the world is slowly reopening, easing lockdown measures, everyone is adapting to new realities – so do we! Traveling between Italy and Austria is still impossible. For this reason we want to share a list of interesting exhibitions (re)opening soon. If you are currently or soon in one of these great cities don’t miss:…… Continue reading Good to be back! (Or better not?)
Inspired by many creative ideas and initiatives around the globe Architect & Friends together with Hotel Savoy Grado had the idea to launch the platform GRADO, MY HAPPY PLACE! dedicated to the the support of suffering hotels, restaurants, bars, shops and many other services hit by Covid-19. Joining forces with Consorzio Grado Turismo, Architect & Friends…… Continue reading Grado, My Happy Place 2020! Support your favorite business!
During this year’s Modernism Week in Palm Springs we booked tickets for a lecture without knowing much about its topic: “Chasing Ossipoff: Walker Warner Architects on Building Upon Inspiration”. So we sent ourselves to an unknown territory regarding Modernism in the Pacific, especially in Hawaii! The lecture that Mr. Warner gave was one of the…… Continue reading What do you know about Hawaiian Modern?