Good morning from the desert! After many great lectures and tours here in Palm Springs we would love to share some images with you! More coming soon… Images: Michael Atzenhofer, Architect Advertisements
During the 1950s, 60s and 70s a simple but beautiful element has been used for various reasons like ventilation, shading or privacy in large and small scale projects around the world – the Concrete Screen Block! In Europe, the Americas or even in Africa these simple but beautiful bricks with their sheer endless decorations and… Read More Decorative elements in Architecture, then and now!
Time has come to introduce something brand new here at Architect and Friends! Our exciting first selection of furniture originally designed for our projects recently completed in Italy and Austria. The Swing 411 for Hotel Savoy and the 1964 Table for a Mid-Century modern renovation in Grado, Italy. Designing custom made furniture for our projects has… Read More Introducing Architect and Friends Furniture!
SMALL OFFICE – GREAT ATMOSPHERE! While Architect and Friends worked on a new concept for a hotel room on the sunny island of Grado the owners of Hotel Savoy Grado came up with the idea to also remodel their current office. Our approach was to create an inviting atmosphere using local products and bright, natural colors:… Read More SMALL OFFICE – GREAT ATMOSPHERE @ Hotel Savoy Grado by Architect and Friends
Almost a year has passed since we came back from our trip to Palm Springs, Los Angeles and Idyllwild mainly dedicated to John Lautner! Remember our post? There were many lectures and tours and even a star dedicated to this outstanding architect has been unveiled in downtown Palm Springs. Modernism Week 2.0 – Architecture for the… Read More Time to look back (and forward!) – John Lautner @ Modernism Week in Palm Springs
Following the big success of last year’s Piran Days of Architecture organized in cooperation with Dessa Gallery Ljubljana we would like to draw your attention to the fact that there will be an exhibition opening next Monday in Ljubljana: Rassegna Architettura Arco Alpino 2016/17 The association Architetti Arco Alpino, founded May 20, 2016 by the Institutes… Read More AAA: ARCHITETTURA ARCO ALPINO @ DESSA GALLERY LJUBLJANA
One of our biggest dreams (apart from visiting the Chemosphere House in L.A.) would be to visit Brasilia to learn about Oscar Niemeyer’s architecture on site. A chance to do so without traveling so far could be this new film: The remote city of Brasília, the capital of Brazil, is a mythical place — a… Read More BRASILIA: LIFE AFTER DESIGN
Following his big success with books and lectures, Alan Hess will present on Wright’s influence on architecture in Southern California and the region’s influence on Wright’s approach to indoor-outdoor living and design also during this year’s Modernism Week in Palm Springs, California. We highly recommend his lecture because of his profound knowledge based on many years of… Read More RECOMMENDATION: Alan Hess Presentation on Frank Lloyd Wright @ModernismWeek 2018
Also in 2018 we would like to feature and recommend upcoming exhibitions at the TUM Architekturmuseum Munich because we think that they are among the best ones in Europe. Their current exhibition “Does Performance matter” (please find our post about it here) will be shown until January 7th, 2018. On March 15th, 2018 the brand… Read More FLATS, FLATS, FLATS! HOUSING IN BAVARIA 1918 | 2018
A succsessful and exciting year is coming to an end leaving many emotions, ideas and new friends! We would like to thank you all for following us and Architect on Tour will continue to provide news about architecture, interiors and many more in 2018! Un anno felice e pieno di emozioni sta per finire lasciando… Read More Season’s Greetings from Architect and Friends!
Did you ever want to own a unique piece of Modernism history? Yes, then hurry up – the extraordinary Miles C. Bates House in Palm Desert, California is sold at auction. Designed by famed mid-century architect Walter S. White, this spirited structure features a unique wave-shaped roof sailing over concrete block and glass walls, a… Read More Catch of the week: A unique chance to own an architectural icon in Palm Desert, California!
Last week many new events and lectures were added to the program of Modernism Week 2018 in Palm Springs, California and there’s a very special one we love and we’ve picked out for you: “Frey: Part 1 – The Architectural Envoy” Albert Frey, the unpretentious Swiss-born mid-20th century architect, aided in the introduction of Corbusian-influenced… Read More World Premiere Film – “Frey: Part 1 – The Architectural Envoy”
Architecture is often constrained, dictated or overregulated by building codes and other rules in many different ways but who has ever asked users or inhabitants of today’s architecture and urban development if they really want to spend their lives like this! A new exhibition at Vienna’s Az W brings this overregulation to the fore: Laws,… Read More New exhibition: Form follows Rule @ Az W Vienna
Lately we read an interesting article about a building we frankly have not thought about in recent years – the Haus Schminke by Hans Sharon in Loebau, Saxony, Germany. As important as Villa Tugendhat by Mies van der Rohe or Fallingwater (Kaufmann House) by Frank Lloyd Wright also Haus Schminke was customized to meet the needs of the… Read More Catch of the Week: Have you ever visited Haus Schminke?
Piran Days of Architecture 2017 – 35th anniversary – Time in architecture!… Read More Time to celebrate: 35 years Piran Days of Architecture!
During our stay at Doll Vis-à-Vis last week is Salzburg, Austria we found a great book we would like to present today: From the Highlands of Scotland to the breathtaking summits of the Alps and the majestic Rockies, Mountain Modern is a journey to the most stunning homes of our planet. Organized into three sections –… Read More Catch of the Week: Alpine Modern – Contemporary homes in high places