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!
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
Following the great success of AIA Austin Homes Tour and Palm Springs Modernism Week Fall Preview here is another great virtual event that will offer online lectures and tours starting November 6th, 2020. TUCSON MODERNISM WEEK 2020 The Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation presents this 9th annual event online and in cyberspace. This unique experience will…… Continue reading TUCSON MODERNISM WEEK 2020
Inspired by many creative ideas and initiatives around the globe Architect & Friends together with Hotel Savoy Grado had the idea to launch the platform GRADO, MY HAPPY PLACE! dedicated to the the support of suffering hotels, restaurants, bars, shops and many other services hit by Covid-19. Joining forces with Consorzio Grado Turismo, Architect & Friends…… Continue reading Grado, My Happy Place 2020! Support your favorite business!
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?
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
Following the big success of Leo Zahn’s documentary “Sinatra in Palm Springs”, his latest documentary ICONICITY will celebrate its World Premiere during the 2020 Palm Springs International Film Festival: Artists devoted to radical individualism pit themselves against the elements deep in Southern California deserts. A pervasive mysticism draws to it those desperate to connect- whether…… Continue reading ICONICITY – Desert Artists devoted to Radical Individualism
During this year’s Modernism Week in Palm Springs we attended a lecture about iconic LA architect Craig Ellwood. A small detail remained in our memories – a short film like we’ve never seen before by his daughter Erin Ellwood, a designer and film-maker based in Ojai, California. We all know the stories about the famous…… Continue reading TRUTH TO BE TOLD
Over the past years many great documentaries and architecture films like Infinite Space – The Architecture of John Lautner had the big screening out in the valley during Modernism Week in Palm Springs, California. This year’s edition features another world premiere on February 17th, 2019 @4pm: “Neutra – Survival Through Design” Neutra – Survival Through…… Continue reading Survival Through Design
“Die neue Heimat – A social democratic Ideal” – Another great exhibition in cooperation with the Hamburgischen Architekturarchiv and the Museum für Hamburgische Geschichte will open its doors to the public on February 28th, 2019 at Architekturmuseum der TUM! The ‘Neue Heimat’ was the largest and most important independent housing corporation in postwar Europe. Over…… Continue reading MARK YOUR CALENDARS: DIE “NEUE HEIMAT” (1950-1986) @ TUM
One of our biggest dreams (apart from visiting the Chemosphere House in L.A.) would be to visit Brasilia to learn about Oscar Niemeyer’s architecture on site. A chance to do so without traveling so far could be this new film: The remote city of Brasília, the capital of Brazil, is a mythical place — a…… Continue reading BRASILIA: LIFE AFTER DESIGN
Following his big success with books and lectures, Alan Hess will present on Wright’s influence on architecture in Southern California and the region’s influence on Wright’s approach to indoor-outdoor living and design also during this year’s Modernism Week in Palm Springs, California. We highly recommend his lecture because of his profound knowledge based on many years of…… Continue reading RECOMMENDATION: Alan Hess Presentation on Frank Lloyd Wright @ModernismWeek 2018
Did you ever want to own a unique piece of Modernism history? Yes, then hurry up – the extraordinary Miles C. Bates House in Palm Desert, California is sold at auction. Designed by famed mid-century architect Walter S. White, this spirited structure features a unique wave-shaped roof sailing over concrete block and glass walls, a…… Continue reading Catch of the week: A unique chance to own an architectural icon in Palm Desert, California!
Last week many new events and lectures were added to the program of Modernism Week 2018 in Palm Springs, California and there’s a very special one we love and we’ve picked out for you: “Frey: Part 1 – The Architectural Envoy” Albert Frey, the unpretentious Swiss-born mid-20th century architect, aided in the introduction of Corbusian-influenced…… Continue reading World Premiere Film – “Frey: Part 1 – The Architectural Envoy”
Architecture is often constrained, dictated or overregulated by building codes and other rules in many different ways but who has ever asked users or inhabitants of today’s architecture and urban development if they really want to spend their lives like this! A new exhibition at Vienna’s Az W brings this overregulation to the fore: Laws,…… Continue reading New exhibition: Form follows Rule @ Az W Vienna
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. …… Continue reading PANEUM: The wonder of bread – What do you know about it?