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!
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
We are proud to share our winning entry “Döllerer Geniesserrestaurant Cuisine Alpine” at the 1st LIV Hospitality Design Awards 2020. Winning the category “Renovation” means a lot to us, we’re trying hard to preserve, reuse or adapt existing structures. Therefor we’re very glad to find ourselves in best company with many other great projects. Please…… Continue reading Architect & Friends “Winning” placement at the 2020 LIV Hospitality Design Awards
Mark Davis and his team have done again everything possible to organize another extraordinary event for 2021 Modernism Week. We’re sure that even during this strange and uncertain period they wanted to send out a strong signal to the world when it comes to Mid-Century Modern architecture and interior design in the Coachella Valley! It…… Continue reading 2021 Modernism Week in Palm Springs is fantastic … (but different)!
After a year that nobody would have expected, we are still positive about 2020! The Modermism Week in Palm Springs in February, a few months in Austria last spring, a relatively relaxed summer in Italy, great projects completed and fantastic new ones started – it wasn’t bad despite everything! We hope that in 2021 many…… Continue reading MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A FANTASTIC 2021 from Architect and Friends!
After completing some very interesting projects we worked on in 2019 and 2020, we have published some images on our updated and expanded website. The projects include the renovation of Villa Gerolimich from 1956 in Grado, Italy and the expansion of the Genießerrestaurant at the Döllerer Genusswelten in Golling, Austria. Our website got a total…… Continue reading Hello! News from Architect and Friends!
As the world is slowly reopening, easing lockdown measures, everyone is adapting to new realities – so do we! Traveling between Italy and Austria is still impossible. For this reason we want to share a list of interesting exhibitions (re)opening soon. If you are currently or soon in one of these great cities don’t miss:…… Continue reading Good to be back! (Or better not?)
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
After a very busy and successful year time has come to take a break also for us here at Architect and Friends! So many great projects like the Villa Gerolimich, the Casa Azzurra or the fourteen new guestrooms at the Hotel Savoy Renovation in Grado have been completed in 2019 and some great new ones like the…… Continue reading Merry Christmas from Architect and Friends!
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!
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