A great read not only for architects! After many trips to the West Coast, when we think of architects from the Mid-Century Modern era who all built in California, many names come to mind such as John Lautner, Richard Neutra, Rudolph Schindler, Albert Frey, William Kreisel, Pierre Koenig or Craig Ellwood and these are just…… Continue reading Catch of the Week: Notes From Another Los Angeles!
Like me, some of you will remember the first time you went to the Olympic Park in Munich to watch a Bayern Munich soccer match in the stadium or to go up the Olympic Tower to enjoy the view of Munich. In my case it happened in the early 1980s and at that time I…… Continue reading Architecture and urban planning in Munich: The Olympic City!
For a variety of reasons, we’re always interested in the so-called former DDR (German Democratic Republic) when it comes to architecture and urban planning. One reason for sure is the mix of Modernist architecture influenced by the SED Regime and the way people should have lived and worked in “perfect” cities between 1949 and 1990.…… Continue reading Exhibition: Endless Beginning. The transformation of the socialist city
After Modernism Week is before Modernism Week for us since eight years now and this year we’re really concerned that our next trip to California could be canceled. It’s very sad to see how California and the whole United States are suffering, we think that we all know the reasons! But there’s a ray of…… Continue reading Modernism Week in crazy times!
After completing some very interesting projects we worked on in 2019 and 2020, we have published some images on our updated and expanded website. The projects include the renovation of Villa Gerolimich from 1956 in Grado, Italy and the expansion of the Genießerrestaurant at the Döllerer Genusswelten in Golling, Austria. Our website got a total…… Continue reading Hello! News from Architect and Friends!
During this year’s Modernism Week in Palm Springs we booked tickets for a lecture without knowing much about its topic: “Chasing Ossipoff: Walker Warner Architects on Building Upon Inspiration”. So we sent ourselves to an unknown territory regarding Modernism in the Pacific, especially in Hawaii! The lecture that Mr. Warner gave was one of the…… Continue reading What do you know about Hawaiian Modern?
We never thought to travel to Palm Springs for Modernism Week for the seventh time (since 2013) in 2020. As every year we’re so excited and can’t wait to come back to the valley for one of the best events of the year worldwide. Yes, Modernism Week became a “must attend” for us for many…… Continue reading MODERNISM WEEK 2020 – OUR PERSONAL LECTURE & TOUR SCHEDULE
…maybe not that much – we neither! Following the exhibition ACCESS FOR ALL – SÃO PAULO’S ARCHITECTURAL INFRASTRUCTURES the A.M. Architekturmuseum der TU München organized another great exhibition that will open its doors to the public on October 17th, 2019: ARCHITECTURE FOR THE PEOPLE Indian architect, urban planner, and teacher Balkrishna V. Doshi (born 1927 in Pune, India)…… Continue reading ARCHITECTURE FOR THE PEOPLE – What do you know about architecture in India?
Architect and Friends is featured in the latest HIP Hotels Magazine (July/August 2019 issue) with its project of 14 brand new rooms at Hotel Savoy in Grado, Italy: HIP HOTELS MAGAZINE PDF ARCHITECT AND FRIENDS If you like our work please don’t hesitate to book a room here! Image: Hip Hotels
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…… Continue reading 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…… Continue reading Catch of the Week: Another great book by Tim Ross!
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…… Continue reading 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,…… Continue reading Yes! Modernism Week 2019 is near!
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…… Continue reading 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…… Continue reading And the International 2018 Piranesi Award goes to…