Living and working in one of these “Brutalist” buildings here in Italy, the “Condominio Zipser” by Marcello d’Olivo (1960-1964) has always been fascinating for us. For many years none of these buildings has been considered interesting or worth saving. Many of them have been destroyed and many of these buildings are abandoned or endangered. When… Read More Really Big. Bold. Brutal.?
After a very successful year time has come to take a break also for us here at Architect and Friends. So many great projects like the Golling Loft or the first room of the Hotel Savoy Renovation in Grado have been completed in 2018 and many new ones started and will continue in 2019. So what… Read More Merry Christmas from Architect and Friends!
But stop! Let’s start from the very beginning: Following this years’ lectures at Tartini Theatre in Piran (Piran Days of Architecture), traditionally the Piranesi Award has been awarded for the thirtieth time in a row at Monfort Exhibition Hall in Portorož, Slovenia. 63 projects were exposed at 2018 Piranesi exhibition. 41 architectural projects were nominated by national… Read More And the International 2018 Piranesi Award goes to…
Recently we’ve been to Vienna for work and were wondering what would happen at the AzW (Architekturzentrum Wien). Unfortunately we missed the opening of a brand new exhibition: Denise Scott Brown has shaped the development of architecture over the last 50 years. High time for the world’s first extensive solo exhibition on the work of… Read More New exhibition @ AzW: Downtown Denise Scott Brown
We are very happy to announce this year’s topic of PDA – Piran Days of Architecture: ARCHITECTURE IS CULTURE Maja and her team have chosen another great topic and organized this year’s event/conference with all their love and passion for architecture (and Piran) – we’re quite sure that it will be another great success: Nowadays… Read More MARK YOUR CALENDARS: Architecture is Culture – Piran Days of Architecture 2018
During this year’s Modernism Week in Palm Springs, a second, very cool event called ADAFF 2018 Film Series (Architecture Design Art Film Festival) took place showing 3o architecture and design films as well as documentaries like Frey Part 1 – The Architectural Envoy. But there was one film that was able to combine the life… Read More This is Frank Sinatra and this is Palm Springs!
“Die neue Heimat – A social democratic Ideal” – Another great exhibition in cooperation with the Hamburgischen Architekturarchiv and the Museum für Hamburgische Geschichte will open its doors to the public on February 28th, 2019 at Architekturmuseum der TUM! The ‘Neue Heimat’ was the largest and most important independent housing corporation in postwar Europe. Over… Read More MARK YOUR CALENDARS: DIE “NEUE HEIMAT” (1950-1986) @ TUM
Here’s a quick update about an ongoing exhibition in Venice, Italy we found! Frankly we didn’t know anything about Frank Lloyd Wright in Venice or Bruno Morassutti in America so far and can’t wait to visit this amazing exhibition this September! PS: Don’t forget to check out our post about “The man who built America!”… Read More Between landscapes and history – Wright and organic architecture at the IUAV
Following SOS Brutalism a great new exhibition will open to the public on Thursday, August 23rd, 2018: Europe’s best Buildings The European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture. Mies van der Rohe Award 2017 What are the best European buildings? Following the years of a boom in museums, for the first time the prizes are being… Read More So what’s happening at AzW in Vienna after their big success with SOS Brutalism?
TIME TO GROW – THIS WAS THE MAIN REASON FOR THIS RENOVATION AND EXTENSION NEAR SALZBURG/AUSTRIA The merger of some outdated apartments and unused spaces into a two-storey loft with terrace and rooftop pool finally offers more space for our clients, a young family with three children. Floor to ceiling glazing and outdoor living spaces fully… Read More Renovation and extension in Austria – Another great project recently completed by Architect and Friends!
For many architects and designers the Venice Biennale di Architettura is a must visit! The Biennale di Architettura 2018 is titled FREESPACE, a word which describes a generosity of spirit and a sense of humanity at the core of architecture’s agenda. We decided to start our very personal architectural world tour in Denmark and wanted to roam around… Read More Venice Architecture Biennale 2018 – A journey with Architect and Friends!
Following our unforgettable trip to Taliesin West last February (tweet) we would like to share a video about Frank Lloyd Wright’s life and work. There’s still so much we don’t know about him. BBC TWO: Frank Lloyd Wright is America’s greatest ever architect. But few people know about the Welsh roots that shaped his life… Read More Frank Lloyd Wright – The man who built America
A couple of months ago, as part of this outstanding exhibition, we were very proud to provide images and information about Marcello d’Olivo‘s Condominio Zipser from 1964 and other buildings located in Grado, Italy. Recently the exhibition #SOSBrutalism was closed to the German public in Frankfurt and will open it’s doors to the Austrian public tomorrow, May… Read More SOS BRUTALISM goes #AzW!
Once a year the international design crowd flocks to Milan, Italy for one of the most important and exciting events of the year – The Salone del Mobile from April 17 – 22! The ones interested in the big brands like Moroso, B&B Italia, Valcucine or Crassevig (we’ve worked with for our swing at Hotel Savoy Grado) should visit the… Read More Milan’s most anticipated event of the year is just around the corner!
Following the great exhibition about HOUSING IN BAVARIA 1918 | 2018 here’s a preview of A.M.’s upcoming exhibition AFRICAN MOBILITIES At a time when international borders are being violently redrawn, maintained and policed, and domestic territories are increasingly implicated with accelerated geo-political re-alignments and capitalist circuits of extraction, this exhibition seeks to explore how architecture responds to… Read More Mark your calendars: THIS IS NOT A REFUGEE CAMP EXHIBITION!
Good morning from Arizona! After a week out in the desert and in vibrant cities like Phoenix or Scottsdale here are some great images of what we love about these places! … and due to a delay of our flight back to Europe we have two more days to explore the area!