After a very busy and successful year time has come to take a break also for us here at Architect and Friends! So many great projects like the Villa Gerolimich, the Casa Azzurra or the fourteen new guestrooms at the Hotel Savoy Renovation in Grado have been completed in 2019 and some great new ones like the… Read More Merry Christmas from Architect and Friends!
Following the big success of Leo Zahn’s documentary “Sinatra in Palm Springs“, his latest documentary ICONICITY will celebrate its World Premiere during the 2020 Palm Springs International Film Festival: Artists devoted to radical individualism pit themselves against the elements deep in Southern California deserts. A pervasive mysticism draws to it those desperate to connect- whether… Read More ICONICITY – Desert Artists devoted to Radical Individualism
Yesterday sad news reached us from California as the LA Times reported Dion Neutra’s death at the age of 93! In addition to his own work, as the son of legendary architect Richard Neutra, he waged a decades-long war to save his father’s iconic buildings. During our journeys to California we’ve visited some great buildings… Read More MARK YOUR CALENDARS! RICHARD NEUTRA EXHIBITION IN VIENNA 2020!
What Modernism Week is for Palm Springs in February and La Biennale is for Venice in May is the International Architectural Conference for Piran in November! They all represent the highlights of every architectural year when it comes to exhibitions, tours and lectures! The focus for 2019 will be on renovation and transformation: From the old to… Read More 37TH PIRAN DAYS OF ARCHITECTURE 2019 – From the old to a new life!
Perhaps the world famous “Stahl House” in West Hollywood is Pierre Koenig’s best known building (thanks also to photographer Julius Schulmann) but to reduce him to just one building would definitely be wrong. And here is why: Little was known about Pierre Koenig’s great work but with his latest publication “Pierre Koenig – A view… Read More Pierre Koenig – A view from the archive
…maybe not that much – we neither! Following the exhibition ACCESS FOR ALL – SÃO PAULO’S ARCHITECTURAL INFRASTRUCTURES the A.M. Architekturmuseum der TU München organized another great exhibition that will open its doors to the public on October 17th, 2019: ARCHITECTURE FOR THE PEOPLE Indian architect, urban planner, and teacher Balkrishna V. Doshi (born 1927 in Pune, India)… Read More ARCHITECTURE FOR THE PEOPLE – What do you know about architecture in India?
Architect and Friends is featured in the latest HIP Hotels Magazine (July/August 2019 issue) with its project of 14 brand new rooms at Hotel Savoy in Grado, Italy: HIP HOTELS MAGAZINE PDF ARCHITECT AND FRIENDS If you like our work please don’t hesitate to book a room here! Image: Hip Hotels
Yes, after an inspiring season with many great projects in the works it’s time to take a break! Please find out more about our recently completed project “Grado Porto” and enjoy summer wherever you are right now… See you refreshed this September! http://www.architect-and-friends.com
Recently we found an article about a female architect from Bulgaria and asked ourselves: How comes that we don’t know anything about local architecture there? Stefka Georgieva is an exceptional protagonist on the Bulgarian architectural scene in the 1960s and 70s behind the Iron Curtain. Focusing on the buildings and projects she designed, Architektur im Ringturm shows a… Read More Bulgaria’s best-known female architect…
Following his great book “The Rumpus Room and other stories from the suburbs” our friend Tim Ross has published another great book about a very special Australian habit: Motel – Images of Australia on Holidays If any country was born to holiday, it’s Australia. About the book by Modernisier Books: Sun, space, beaches – the desire… Read More Catch of the Week: Another great book by Tim Ross!
It has always been a dream of us traveling to South America to visit all the great cities like Brasilia, Rio De Janeiro, São Paulo, Buenos Aires or Montevideo – but we never had the opportunity to do so. Thanks to Architekturmuseum der TUM in Munich, Germany there’s an opportunity to learn about megacities like Sao… Read More MARK YOUR CALENDARS: “ACCESS FOR ALL” @ TUM
During this year’s Modernism Week in Palm Springs we attended a lecture about iconic LA architect Craig Ellwood. A small detail remained in our memories – a short film like we’ve never seen before by his daughter Erin Ellwood, a designer and film-maker based in Ojai, California. We all know the stories about the famous… Read More TRUTH TO BE TOLD
Come with us! – Find our latest news, images and great finds during Modernism Week 2019 on Twitter @architectontour Image: Michael Atzenhofer, Architect
Over the past years many great documentaries and architecture films like Infinite Space – The Architecture of John Lautner had the big screening out in the valley during Modernism Week in Palm Springs, California. This year’s edition features another world premiere on February 17th, 2019 @4pm: “Neutra – Survival Through Design” Neutra – Survival Through… Read More Survival Through Design
We still can’t believe that nearly one year has passed since our last trip to Palm Springs, California. Yes, Modernism Week 2019 is near! From February 14-24, 2019 people from all over the world will visit the valley, its hip and iconic architecture and will choose from a constantly expanding offer of home tours, films,… Read More Yes! Modernism Week 2019 is near!
During our preparations for this year’s Modernism Week in Palm Springs we found a very interesting but rather unknown site-specific, contemporary art exhibition running from Palm Springs to the Salton Sea – Desert X! We are very excited to have the opportunity to attend two such interesting events at the same time during our trip. The artists… Read More Out in the Desert 2019…