Every year people are flocking in to spend their holidays on the “Isola del Sole” which has always had a vast offer of leisure time opportunities and recreation possibilities thanks to its location in the Adriatic Sea and its beautiful surrounding lagoon. Some of them became real enthusiasts over the years and decided to acquire… Read More Grado Weekend Hideaway by Architect and Friends
Hey Modernistas out there! Getting prepared for Modernism Week in Palm Springs? Hurry up to check your tickets, hotel rooms and everything that matters out there in the valley. As it’s not the first time for us coming over to P.S. from Europe we focused on more specific lectures and tours during this year’s edition.… Read More Modernism Week 2017 is just around the corner!
Palm Springs is best known for being the capital of West Coast Mid-Century Modernism and this is why also this year we’ll go out to the desert to visit, enjoy and learn about this great period. Coming over from Europe makes it even more exciting as there is no comparable location or event there. During… Read More Albert Frey and A. Lawrence Kocher’s Aluminaire House will arrive in Palm Springs
When it comes to contemporary Californian architecture Marmol Radziner is one of the best known architecture firms in Los Angeles to mention. A couple of years ago we met Mr. Marmol at a lecture in Palm Springs and wanted to share an interesting discussion with him and Steven Price coming up during this years Modernism Week –… Read More Catch of the Week: Leo Marmol @ Modernism Week
Remember the building we’ve seen next to Udine a couple of days ago? In the meantime we found out the history and the architect behind it. ANGELO MANGIAROTTI was born in Milan on 26th of February 1921. He graduated in architecture in 1948 at Milano’s Politecnico. In 1953 and 1954 he works in the United States, participating… Read More Angelo Mangiarotti -A truly original Creator (and a lifelong cooperation between Rino Snaidero and Angelo Mangiarotti)
Niklas Maak, writer of the book “Living Complex” we wrote about last year, has published a new book about strange houses and their inhabitants: This is no classic architectural history! Eccentrics, art collectors, film-makers: Their houses tell the most amazing stories. Niklas Maak has written them down – not just for architecture lovers. Suddenly there is a house: a… Read More Atlas of strange buildings and their inhabitants – Atlas der seltsamen Häuser und ihrer Bewohner
By accident we passed by this great office building today on our way to Udine. We actually don’t know who’s the architect and if he realized other buildings in the area. The building is owned by Mobil Snaidero – Snaidero Cucine/Kitchens. Also one of their production halls has fabulous details on its facade. More to follow…… Read More Great find in Italy – 60’s or early 70’s office building
Working on a Mac has always been a great experience for us. Since the comeback of AutoCAD to the Mac platform there’s an even richer palette of applications available. But what when it comes to connectivity on the 2016 MacBook Pro? If you are used to work on your huge display like the Apple 27″ Cinema… Read More ARC Hub – The perfect solution for your new MacBook Pro?
As Modernism Week is just around the corner we’ve started to search for lesser known Modernist architecture between Los Angeles and Palm Springs. The fact that we didn’t even know that a Swiss style alpine village such as Idyllwild even exists in Southern California made us curious – and we found this hidden gem that… Read More Hidden Gem in Idyllwild, California – John Lautner’s Pearlman Cabin
As mentioned in our previous posts, Modernism Week in Palm Springs nears and we are already planning our next trip to Southern California. Today we want to share our latest find with you: Phaidon’s Mid-Century Modern Architecture Guide This handbook – the first ever to focus on the architectural wonders of the West Coast of the… Read More Book of the week: A must have Mid-Century Modern Architecture Travel Guide
Here is the perfect documentary to enjoy during the holidays: Infinite Space, a documentary feature film, traces the lifelong quest of visionary genius John Lautner to create “architecture that has no beginning and no end.” It is the story of brilliance and of a complicated life – and the most sensual architecture of the 20th… Read More Infinite Space – John Lautner
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A great exhibition on Italian architecture between 1946 and 1976 is currently on display in at Kunstraum Lakeside in Klagenfurt, Austria. They’ve invited Martin and Werner Feiersinger to adapt their “Italomodern” project for Kunstraum Lakeside. Martin, an architect, has for several years been investigating little-known works of postwar architecture in Northern Italy. Based on his extensive… Read More Exhibition «Italomodern. Cesenatico – Triest» @Kunstraum Lakeside
What a great day! After years of searching for an original, very rare book of Marcello D’Olivo, one of the most interesting, innovative but not well known architect from Italy we found a complete book at A+M Bookstore in Milan, Italy. Finally we are able to read the whole story behind his life as an architect and artist… Read More Catch of the Week: Marcello D’Olivo – Discorso per un altra architettura
Today we would like to reblog an article of a great home for sale in Orange: An Eichler in Orange! This Eichler in Orange southern California is as picturesque as an Eichler should be. To make it even better they throw in a vintage Porsche, man so good. I like that this realtor made a… Read More An Eichler for sale – What a wonderful mid-century building!
Here in Italy people and authorities don’t think much about Mid-Century Modern architecture having failed completely to protect important buildings and hidden gems in the past – nationwide. 1960’s and 1970’s are mainly wiped off the map and more like candidates set to be demolished or replaced by anonymous, functional buildings without any sense for style and without… Read More Mid-Century Modern in Italy and California – Then and now