Another great find if you are still searching for good books this summer is GUIDE TO EASIER LIVING by Mary+Russel Wright Time is a valued commodity in our modern world, and everyone struggles to make the most of each minute. Russel and Mary Wright recognized decades ago that finding time to organize their lives and… Read More GUIDE TO EASIER LIVING – Originally published in 1950, methods and ideas just as relevant today as they were a half-century ago!
A very special event at Taliesin West coming up this November: FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT 150TH BIRTHDAY GALA: A RED TIE EVENT THE WHO: The event will honor America’s most famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright, and the principles he established a hundred years ago, which are still as relevant today as when he first developed them.… Read More A very special event: FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT 150TH BIRTHDAY GALA
After last year’s big success in Piran we’re already very curious what will happen next. Here’s our first look of what to expect this November: TIME IN ARCHITECTURE: 35 YEARS OF PDA For the 35 years Piran architectural meetings oppose time. Somehow, time was built into the theme of each conference. Time of reflection includes… Read More So what’s going on in Piran these days?
Great news and personal gladness today here at Architect and Friends! Nespresso shot the latest episode of their mini-series “A NESPRESSOMORNING WITH …” at Genusswelten Döllerer designed and realized by Michael and Johanna Atzenhofer. Nespresso asked Andreas Döllerer what a perfect morning looks like for this busy gourmet who cooks with passion and on the… Read More A NESPRESSO MORNING WITH ANDREAS DÖLLERER IN A HOTEL DESIGNED BY ARCHITECT AND FRIENDS!
One of our favorite local furniture manufacturers is Luigi Billiani, owner of Billiani 1911 from Manzano, Udine. We are following him and his ideas for many years now and admire his worldwide success. The Croissant Chair, the Doll Table or the Foglia Barstool found their ways into our projects like the Genusswelten Döllerer in Salzburg, Austria. When… Read More Billiani relaunches the Marcel Table designed by Kazuhide Takahama!
Modernism Week in Palm Springs, California is the perfect place for book hunting! Here you can find lesser known or brand new publications in many places and shops around town. One of our latest finds we purchased at the Modernism Week Camp in Downtown this February we would like to present today: The Creative Architect… Read More Catch of the Week: The Creative Architect – Inside the Great Midcentury Personality Study
From a mason’s apprentice to the most famous architect of the modern age. Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s live should have been pictured long ago! Being very talented in drawing but without ever having studied architecture he moves to Berlin where he works for Peter Behrens. There he meets Walter Gropius and soon he begins… Read More The Style Icon – Ludwig Mies van der Rohe! His life was to be finally filmed…
While working on new projects we’re always searching for new and interesting products. Our latest one, the private home for the Döllerer family next to Salzburg, a restoration and extension of a penthouse with a large terrace and outdoor pool, we started with a totally different approach – we did not want to create the… Read More Giopato & Coombes – Two people, in love with “making” projects!
How long-term should urban planning be? Here’s a preview of the upcoming exhibition “Does Performance matter? Ephemeral Urbanism”: Munich’s Oktoberfest, the festival of Kumbh Mela in India (the largest pilgrimage in the world), the Burning Man Festival in Nevada, and scores of other major events demonstrate that flexible architectural structures are perennially deployed around the globe… Read More Mark your Calendars for an upcoming exhibition: DOES PERMANENCE MATTER? EPHEMERAL URBANISM
Without any doubt surfing is a way of life. A professional surfer, a beginner or a stand up paddler like me, we all combine the love for water, nature and the elements. Easy, simple and laid back architecture far away from todays standardized housing forms imposed by others – wouldn’t a life dominated by the waves… Read More Catch of the Week: Surf Shacks – A surfer can never leave the sea behind!
When traveling to Palm Springs once a year for Modernism Week, William Krisel’s homes are always must visits and there was no edition without him so far! But yesterday, June 5th, 2017 he died at the age of 92 in Beverly Hills, California. “William Krisel designed tens of thousands of economical tract homes across Southern… Read More William Krisel, a pioneering architect who brought his vision of modernism to Southern California!
After Erwin Wurm’s big success in Venice back in 2011 (remember the Narrow House?) we were very curious to find out what his contribution will be for VIVA ARTE VIVA – Venice Biennale 2017 together with Brigitte Kowanz. On May 12th, 2017 the Austrian Cultural Minister Thomas Drozda inaugurated the Austrian Pavilion at the 57th Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte in Venice, Italy.… Read More Erwin Wurm and Brigitte Kowanz @ VIVA ARTE VIVA in Venice!
As a young boy I was always impressed by the structure of the Olympic Stadium in Munich, Germany when my grandpa and my uncle took me along to attend soccer games of their favorite team “Bayern München“. Years later at school we learned about Frei Otto and his unique structures but now there’s a totally different opportunity to explore Frei Otto’s life… Read More Catch of the Week: Frei Otto – Spanning the Future
Some years have passed since we’ve been traveling to London for the last time so we were really surprised about all the things happening nowadays in the UK when it comes to architecture and design. Tim Ross, our friend from Australia (we’ve seen his show in Palm Springs in 2015 and met him at the Australian… Read More Mark your Calendars: London Festival of Architecture 2017
If you are visiting Grado/Italy these days don’t miss the very first photo exhibition by Willy Sanson at Cinema Cristallo. Willy, an enthusiastic photographer, started traveling when he was 29 years old and his first destination was Laos, followed by Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, India, Nepal and Myanmar. His first approaches to photography were the same as… Read More INFINITE OCEAN OF SOULS – A PHOTOGRAPHIC STORY BY WILLY SANSON
Reflecting several new products, ideas and trends after an international design event like the Milan Design Week 2017 is an interesting and challenging process every year. Traditional design firms come up with new or updated products and new firms, often small and highly specialized ones, come up with new ideas, prototypes or rediscovered traditional techniques. One of… Read More This is Zanat! – Innovative and fresh design from Konjic, Bosnia and Herzegovina