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TIME TO GROW – THIS WAS THE MAIN REASON FOR THIS RENOVATION AND EXTENSION NEAR SALZBURG/AUSTRIA The merger of some outdated apartments and unused spaces into a two-storey loft with terrace and rooftop pool finally offers more space for our clients, a young family with three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!
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
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