We are very pleased to announce the 39th Piran Days of Architecture 2022! The conference will take place on Saturday, November 26 in the Auditorium Portoroz - This year's highly relevant topic: HONEST ARCHITECTURE We live in a time of rapid technological development, globalisation, mutual interdependence, and great unpredictability. Architecture, which is inextricably tied to… Continue reading …Honest Architecture…
We are very pleased to announce the 39th Piran Days of Architecture 2022! The conference will take place on Saturday, November 26 in the Auditorium Portoroz – This year’s highly relevant topic: HONEST ARCHITECTURE We live in a time of rapid technological development, globalisation, mutual interdependence, and great unpredictability. Architecture, which is inextricably tied to…… Continue reading …Honest Architecture…
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!
Architect and Friends is very proud to have been chosen to plan their first exhibition: “Un saluto da Grado – Gruss aus Grado” On the occasion of the 130th anniversary “130 anni Turismo a Grado” we will look back at the early years of Grado and try to bring them to life through countless postcards…… Continue reading “Un saluto da Grado – Gruss aus Grado” Exhibition 2022
When you think of famous Italian architects then certainly first of Gio Ponti, Carlo Scarpa, Renzo Piano or Gino Valle. A rather unknown, but not less creative architect from Friuli Venezia Giulia who has realized projects all over the world is Marcello D’Olivo.On the occasion of the centenary of his birth, the Civici Musei di…… Continue reading Do you know Marcello D’Olivo?
After a forced break in 2020, Piran Days of Architecture are finally back! The architecture conference will take place on Saturday, November 27th in the Auditorium in Portorož and there are already many interesting architects confirmed. This years’ topic: What is measurable in architecture? Measurability has always been inextricably linked to architecture. As a set of dimensions,…… Continue reading SAVE THE DATE: Piran Days of Architecture 2021
The 35th Annual AIA Austin Homes Tour will be held October 15-18, 2021. When we found the AIA Homes Tour last year we were very impressed by the quality and workmanship of the homes we’ve visited virtually! Also this year there will be an online experience for those who still have no possibility to travel.…… Continue reading AIA Austin Homes Tour 2021
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
An important, extremely topical issue, which has been pushed into the background in times of the Corona pandemic, is homelessness. Anyone of us who thinks to master and to survive this exceptional situation within his possibilities and in his environment, even to emerge strengthened from this situation, overlooks the fact that there is an increasing…… Continue reading WHO‘S NEXT? We need to talk about homelessness
In view of the fact that Austria is one of the largest “wasters” of land in the world, the question arises whether a trend reversal is still possible due to years of exploitation. From fake second homes in the Alps to abandoned, unused industrial areas in the eastern part of Austria to various other “ruins”, everything…… Continue reading Land for us all! Really?
Due to the ongoing unsafe situation worldwide in which entire states are shaken and travel is very unsafe, we are constantly looking for interesting virtual tours or lectures. During a lecture on Paul Rudolph (Paul Rudolph, 100 years of Space and Form – Symposium) in Palm Springs we had already learned a little more about…… Continue reading ‚Carl by Car’ @ Sarasota MOD Weekend 2020!
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!
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
Yesterday sad news reached us from California as the LA Times reported Dion Neutra’s death at the age of 93! In addition to his own work, as the son of legendary architect Richard Neutra, he waged a decades-long war to save his father’s iconic buildings. During our journeys to California we’ve visited some great buildings…… Continue reading MARK YOUR CALENDARS! RICHARD NEUTRA EXHIBITION IN VIENNA 2020!
What Modernism Week is for Palm Springs in February and La Biennale is for Venice in May is the International Architectural Conference for Piran in November! They all represent the highlights of every architectural year when it comes to exhibitions, tours and lectures! The focus for 2019 will be on renovation and transformation: From the old to…… Continue reading 37TH PIRAN DAYS OF ARCHITECTURE 2019 – From the old to a new life!
…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?
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…