How long-term should urban planning be? Here’s a preview of the upcoming exhibition “Does Performance matter? Ephemeral Urbanism”: Munich’s Oktoberfest, the festival of Kumbh Mela in India (the largest pilgrimage in the world), the Burning Man Festival in Nevada, and scores of other major events demonstrate that flexible architectural structures are perennially deployed around the globe… Read More Mark your Calendars for an upcoming exhibition: DOES PERMANENCE MATTER? EPHEMERAL URBANISM
After Erwin Wurm’s big success in Venice back in 2011 (remember the Narrow House?) we were very curious to find out what his contribution will be for VIVA ARTE VIVA – Venice Biennale 2017 together with Brigitte Kowanz. On May 12th, 2017 the Austrian Cultural Minister Thomas Drozda inaugurated the Austrian Pavilion at the 57th Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte in Venice, Italy.… Read More Erwin Wurm and Brigitte Kowanz @ VIVA ARTE VIVA in Venice!
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
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
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
A great exhibition on Italian architecture between 1946 and 1976 is currently on display in at Kunstraum Lakeside in Klagenfurt, Austria. They’ve invited Martin and Werner Feiersinger to adapt their “Italomodern” project for Kunstraum Lakeside. Martin, an architect, has for several years been investigating little-known works of postwar architecture in Northern Italy. Based on his extensive… Read More Exhibition «Italomodern. Cesenatico – Triest» @Kunstraum Lakeside
As we were always impressed by people working for their community to make places better ones and to improve quality, education and health for others we’ll never forget a lecture held by Francis Kéré a couple of years ago in Piran (Piran Days of Architecture). Coming from Burkina Faso, one of the poorest countries in the… Read More MARK YOUR CALENDARS – AN EXHIBITION IN MUNICH – FRANCIS KÉRÉ. RADICALLY SIMPLE!
While in Vienna, Austria a visit at the Architekturzentrum Wien is always a great idea to meet local architects and to get an update of the latest in Austrian architecture. Last Thursday the exhibition “In the End: Architecture” opened to the public which marks a milestone in AzW’s history honoring it’s retiring founding director Dietmar… Read More In the End: Architecture – Journeys through Time (1959 – 2019)
During this year’s already ongoing Venice Design Week the conference “Light Emphasizes – the Llighting of Exhibition Spaces” will take place on Friday, October 7th, 2016 at the Hotel Saturnia & International. The conference will start at 5pm and will focus on lighting in museums (conference italian language) followed by “I colori della luce” (colors of lights), point… Read More FRIENDLY REMINDER – LIGHT EMPHASIZES
This, perhaps provocative question, is the point of departure for this comprehensive exhibition we would like to propose if you are visiting Salzburg until November 6th, 2016. Anti:modern assembles work by an international cast of artists to draw a differentiated picture of modernity. The show examines numerous events and phenomena in western Austria, gathering evidence… Read More Is Salzburg indeed anti-modern?
To be honest, fashion and trends don’t really matter that much when it comes down to real world problems as posted in our previous blog about the Building Peace Foundation. However, there are some very interesting “fashion meets art “initiatives around trying to help in both, global and local areas. One of them is Citizens of Humanity, a… Read More Humanity N°8 – Citizens of Humanity and Reyer Labor
World of Malls – Architecture for Consumption explores a type of architecture that first developed around sixty years ago in the USA and it became a global phenomenon that continues to evolve through to the present day. Whether Las Arenas in Barcelona, the Fünf Höfe in Munich, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan or the Malibu… Read More Architecture Exhibition in Munich – Mark Your Calendars!
After visiting the Arsenale were Peter Zumthor showed an installation of his new building for the permanent collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) we would like to reblog an article from divisare.com. Please continue here: 15 Biennale di Venezia. Building for LACMA Permanent Collection Images: Architect and Friends, Nicolò Galeazzi
Good morning from our second day at the 2016 Architecture Biennale in Venice. Today we’ll visit the Arsenale. Find our images and impressions below! For us here at Architect and Friends the 2016 Architecture Biennale is definitely worth a visit, also from abroad. Venice is one of the most inspiring cities in the world and… Read More 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale Preview – Day 2
See what inspired us today at the preview here in Venice! From Germany to Australia and from Spain to Russia…the Giardini Pavilions… Images: Architect and Friends – arch. Michael Atzenhofer
A new design map has been drawn! In occasion of the 2016 Architecture Biennale in Venice, Italy a new design festival during the first Biennale month (May, 25th – June, 26th) will take place around town. Historic buildings, hidden cloisters, design boutiques, private galleries and unexpected places will become the cardinal points of DESIGN.VE design… Read More Design.ve