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
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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…
Following the big success of last year’s Piran Days of Architecture organized in cooperation with Dessa Gallery Ljubljana once again we would like to draw your attention to the fact that there will be an exhibition opening next Monday, January 28th, 2019 in Ljubljana: This is Slovene Alpine Architecture 2008-2018 The Slovene Alpine landscape is one of… Read More Attention – fragile! This is Slovene Alpine Architecture 2008-2018
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