During this year’s Modernism Week in Palm Springs by accident we started our very own John Lautner special! On Friday, February 17th 2017 a star dedicated to this outstanding architect was unveiled next to the Palm Springs Architecture Design Center, a lecture series took place at the Annenberg Theater (with Alan Hess) and the film… Read More Modernism Week 2.0 – Architecture for the people: John Lautner at its best!
This year’s Modernism Week in Palm Springs as well as our trip to Los Angeles offered a great possibility to explore John Lautner’s iconic architecture in Southern California…more coming soon! Image: arch. Michael Atzenhofer @architectontour, Pinterest
While searching for interesting buildings to visit in Palm Springs and Los Angeles during our 2017 trip we found an interesting film of a home designed by famous architect Richard Neutra – The Oyler House, a desert retreat. In 1959, a government employee named Richard Oyler, living in the tiny desert town of Lone Pine,… Read More The Oyler House – Richard Neutra’s Desert Retreat
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