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!
What do you know about Hawaiian Modern?
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?
MODERNISM WEEK 2020 – OUR PERSONAL LECTURE & TOUR SCHEDULE
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
Pierre Koenig – A view from the archive
Perhaps the world famous “Stahl House” in West Hollywood is Pierre Koenig’s best known building (thanks also to photographer Julius Schulmann) but to reduce him to just one building would definitely be wrong. And here is why: Little was known about Pierre Koenig’s great work but with his latest publication “Pierre Koenig – A view…… Continue reading Pierre Koenig – A view from the archive
Catch of the Week: Another great book by Tim Ross!
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!
Really Big. Bold. Brutal.?
Living and working in one of these “Brutalist” buildings here in Italy, the “Condominio Zipser” by Marcello d’Olivo (1960-1964) has always been fascinating for us. For many years none of these buildings has been considered interesting or worth saving. Many of them have been destroyed and many of these buildings are abandoned or endangered. When…… Continue reading Really Big. Bold. Brutal.?
Modernism Week 2018 in Palm Springs!
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
Catch of the Week: Alpine Modern – Contemporary homes in high places
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 –…… Continue reading Catch of the Week: Alpine Modern – Contemporary homes in high places
Found in Translation: Design in California and Mexico, 1915–1985
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…… Continue reading Found in Translation: Design in California and Mexico, 1915–1985
Brutalism Today Worldwide – Database, Exhibition and Book
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…… Continue reading Brutalism Today Worldwide – Database, Exhibition and Book
Book of the week: A Field Guide – Architect and Entrepreneur
If you are working in the field of architecture and interior design you already know how hard it can be to find new clients, to be creative and to stay up to date with ideas, materials, websites, social media, laws ecc. But maybe there’s something that could help you to optimize your work flows! Intended…… Continue reading Book of the week: A Field Guide – Architect and Entrepreneur
Straight into the fall with a brand new book: EUROTOPIANS – Fragments of a different future
After spending a wonderful and very hot summer with interesting books like THE CREATIVE ARCHITECT or GUIDE TO EASIER LIVING we would like to take a look into the future and discover the relationship between visionary (but abandoned) buildings of the Sixties and Seventies and the future of our living: EUROTOPIANS – Fragments of a different…… Continue reading Straight into the fall with a brand new book: EUROTOPIANS – Fragments of a different future
GUIDE TO EASIER LIVING – Originally published in 1950, methods and ideas just as relevant today as they were a half-century ago!
Another great find if you are still searching for good books this summer is GUIDE TO EASIER LIVING by Mary+Russel Wright Time is a valued commodity in our modern world, and everyone struggles to make the most of each minute. Russel and Mary Wright recognized decades ago that finding time to organize their lives and…… Continue reading GUIDE TO EASIER LIVING – Originally published in 1950, methods and ideas just as relevant today as they were a half-century ago!
Catch of the Week: The Creative Architect – Inside the Great Midcentury Personality Study
Modernism Week in Palm Springs, California is the perfect place for book hunting! Here you can find lesser known or brand new publications in many places and shops around town. One of our latest finds we purchased at the Modernism Week Camp in Downtown this February we would like to present today: The Creative Architect…… Continue reading Catch of the Week: The Creative Architect – Inside the Great Midcentury Personality Study
Catch of the Week: Surf Shacks – A surfer can never leave the sea behind!
Without any doubt surfing is a way of life. A professional surfer, a beginner or a stand up paddler like me, we all combine the love for water, nature and the elements. Easy, simple and laid back architecture far away from todays standardized housing forms imposed by others – wouldn’t a life dominated by the waves…… Continue reading Catch of the Week: Surf Shacks – A surfer can never leave the sea behind!
Catch of the Week: The Rumpus Room and other stories from the suburbs – A new book by Tim Ross
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…… Continue reading Catch of the Week: The Rumpus Room and other stories from the suburbs – A new book by Tim Ross