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?
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 –… Read More Catch of the Week: Alpine Modern – Contemporary homes in high places
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… Read More Book of the week: A Field Guide – Architect and Entrepreneur
‘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
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… Read More Straight into the fall with a brand new book: EUROTOPIANS – Fragments of a different future
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!
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… Read More Catch of the Week: The Creative Architect – Inside the Great Midcentury Personality Study
While working on new projects we’re always searching for new and interesting products. Our latest one, the private home for the Döllerer family next to Salzburg, a restoration and extension of a penthouse with a large terrace and outdoor pool, we started with a totally different approach – we did not want to create the… Read More Giopato & Coombes – Two people, in love with “making” projects!
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
When it comes to contemporary Californian architecture Marmol Radziner is one of the best known architecture firms in Los Angeles to mention. A couple of years ago we met Mr. Marmol at a lecture in Palm Springs and wanted to share an interesting discussion with him and Steven Price coming up during this years Modernism Week –… Read More Catch of the Week: Leo Marmol @ Modernism Week
As mentioned in our previous posts, Modernism Week in Palm Springs nears and we are already planning our next trip to Southern California. Today we want to share our latest find with you: Phaidon’s Mid-Century Modern Architecture Guide This handbook – the first ever to focus on the architectural wonders of the West Coast of the… Read More Book of the week: A must have Mid-Century Modern Architecture Travel Guide
Since summer draws to an end here in Italy, our catch of the week is a beautiful reminder of all the unforgettable days on the beach, on the boat and happy hours with friends and family. Francesco de Gregori, Italian singer and songwriter released the album “De Gregori canta Bob Dylan” in 2015 and the song we would… Read More Catch of the Week – A late summer breeze
As holidays are near maybe you’re not quite sure what to do this summer. What about getting inspired by Chris Del Moro’s film “Bella Vita“. Italy, known for it’s culture, lifestyle and hip design isn’t really the place to consider when thinking about big waves or crowded beaches full of surfers just like in Malibu… Read More Bella Vita – Family, tradition and surf (or how a single photo changes everything)
During our last visit in fabulous Cape Town, South Africa by accident we popped into a cute little store located at 201 Bree Street and Buiten Street. Skinny LaMinx is a design company that’a all about mid-century style, scandi-inspired, japanese-crazed pattern & colour, with a dose of African chic thrown in for good measure. Heather Moore was… Read More Fresh Mid-Century style fabrics from Capetown
In one of our latest projects in Italy, a renovation of a beach residence in Grado, we introduced a decorative facade element and handrail made of Greenwood, an eco-compatible hi-tech composite wood. Greenwood is the result of a research project to protect the Venice lagoon. Originally used for mooring poles and public transport landing stages Greenwood… Read More Brise Soleil Grado – Catch of the week – Project by Architect and Friends