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
Come with us! – Find our latest news, images and great finds during Modernism Week 2019 on Twitter @architectontour Image: Michael Atzenhofer, Architect
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
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!
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
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
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
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”
Hey out there, time has come to remind you that Modernism Week Fall preview kicks off next week. After more than 90,000 visitors last February, between October 19th and 22nd a variety of tours, open houses, cocktail parties and lectures will be offered around town. “The Fall Preview is a wonderful opportunity for attendees… Read More Friendly reminder: Modernism Week Fall Pereview 2017 is near!
‘Getting the most of the best to the greatest number of people for the least’: with these words, Charles and Ray Eames described one of their main goals as furniture designers. The ingenious designs of Charles and Ray Eames have long been incorporated into our lives, whether their furniture like the Eames Plastic Chair, decorative… Read More Documentary: EAMES the architect and the painter
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!
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
During this year’s Modernism Week in Palm Springs by accident we started our very own John Lautner special! On Friday, February 17th 2017 a star dedicated to this outstanding architect was unveiled next to the Palm Springs Architecture Design Center, a lecture series took place at the Annenberg Theater (with Alan Hess) and the film… Read More Modernism Week 2.0 – Architecture for the people: John Lautner at its best!
While searching for interesting buildings to visit in Palm Springs and Los Angeles during our 2017 trip we found an interesting film of a home designed by famous architect Richard Neutra – The Oyler House, a desert retreat. In 1959, a government employee named Richard Oyler, living in the tiny desert town of Lone Pine,… Read More The Oyler House – Richard Neutra’s Desert Retreat