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?
On our way to Vienna we passed by an interesting building and were wondering what it could be. Lucky us while taking some pictures an employee came by and asked if we were interested in the building which houses a brand new museum. Although it was already closed, he invited us to a private tour. … Read More PANEUM: The wonder of bread – What do you know about it?
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!
For us here at our studio, the California Mid-Century Modern Style which is admired until today is already impressive and inspiring when thinking of the Case Study Houses, Palm Springs or all the other great structures, furniture and materials out there but the current exhibition at the LACMA even goes a step further and deals… Read More Found in Translation: Design in California and Mexico, 1915–1985
When it comes to Brutalism, people think that the rough, rough beauty of the buildings would be cold and impersonal, but that’s not true! Often reduced to a minimum, this architecture is characterized by clear lines, great spatial effects and an optimal basis for interior design. A couple of years ago the Deutsches Architekturmuseum and the… Read More Brutalism Today Worldwide – Database, Exhibition and Book
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to visit an architecture icon until June 2018 in Munich, Germany: Die Neue Sammlung is paying tribute to the icon of the space age with a presentation in an outdoor space at Pinakothek der Moderne of the FUTURO, designed by Finnish architect Matti Suuronen in 1965-7 and originally intended as… Read More FUTURO. A FLYING SAUCER ARRIVES IN MUNICH!
A very special event at Taliesin West coming up this November: FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT 150TH BIRTHDAY GALA: A RED TIE EVENT THE WHO: The event will honor America’s most famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright, and the principles he established a hundred years ago, which are still as relevant today as when he first developed them.… Read More A very special event: FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT 150TH BIRTHDAY GALA
Great news and personal gladness today here at Architect and Friends! Nespresso shot the latest episode of their mini-series “A NESPRESSOMORNING WITH …” at Genusswelten Döllerer designed and realized by Michael and Johanna Atzenhofer. Nespresso asked Andreas Döllerer what a perfect morning looks like for this busy gourmet who cooks with passion and on the… Read More A NESPRESSO MORNING WITH ANDREAS DÖLLERER IN A HOTEL DESIGNED BY ARCHITECT AND FRIENDS!
From a mason’s apprentice to the most famous architect of the modern age. Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s live should have been pictured long ago! Being very talented in drawing but without ever having studied architecture he moves to Berlin where he works for Peter Behrens. There he meets Walter Gropius and soon he begins… Read More The Style Icon – Ludwig Mies van der Rohe! His life was to be finally filmed…
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!
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
Following Tim Ross’s recent success Streets of Your Town on ABC television, Tim will present his new book The Rumpus Room and other stories from the suburbs on Monday, May 22nd 2017 in Sydney. From the beachside holiday house to the backyard pool and the rumpus room, the architecture of the suburbs forms the backdrop to a uniquely… Read More Catch of the Week: The Rumpus Room and other stories from the suburbs – A new book by Tim Ross
Yesterday we passed by a school building in Terzo di Aquileia located next to Grado and were wondering if we could find out more about this early 1970s structure. Stay tuned for more… Images: scuolaterzodiaquileia.it
When it comes to landscape architecture, especially after Modernism Week in Palm Springs, California we often tend to believe that natural beauty combined with world class architecture would be the measure of all things. But is it really that simple? We don’t think so! However, we should not be blind to taking a look at other… Read More MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR AN UPCOMING EXHIBITION IN MUNICH – OUT THERE: LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE ON GLOBAL TERRAIN
This year’s Modernism Week in Palm Springs as well as our trip to Los Angeles offered a great possibility to explore John Lautner’s iconic architecture in Southern California…more coming soon! Image: arch. Michael Atzenhofer @architectontour, Pinterest
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