Unfortunately we had to skip this year’s Milan Design Week and therefore we would like to share our personal links with all of you to catch some inspiration & ideas and to enjoy a bit of Milan’s vibrating atmosphere. We’ll be back next in 2018! OFFICIAL WEBSITE: FUORISALONE & COLLATERAL EVENTS: GUIDES: Enjoy wherever you are out… Read More Can’t be there this year? Here’s a virtual guide to “Salone del Mobile 2017” and much more in and around Milan, Italy
Remember the building we’ve seen next to Udine a couple of days ago? In the meantime we found out the history and the architect behind it. ANGELO MANGIAROTTI was born in Milan on 26th of February 1921. He graduated in architecture in 1948 at Milano’s Politecnico. In 1953 and 1954 he works in the United States, participating… Read More Angelo Mangiarotti -A truly original Creator (and a lifelong cooperation between Rino Snaidero and Angelo Mangiarotti)
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Take a look at our updated website with new images of our recently completed project in the Historic Center of Grado, new images of Döllerer’s Enoteca and new images of the Grado Beach Residence featured by Greenwood. Continue here and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter! @architectontour #architecture #architecture Grado #Grado #MichaelAtzenhofer
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!
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
Last week we were invited to a, as we thought, dinner party at Castello di Buttrio next to Udine but it turned out that there was something very special behind it. Later that evening we watched a touching, not yet released video about preventing lost generations. It was all about the Building Peace Foundation, established in 2014… Read More RE:BUILD – HOW TO DRAW A BEAUTIFUL FUTURE
As summer holidays are near the best thing to start the barefoot season is a memorable outdoor dining event. Enjoy the best enogastronomy Friuli Venezia Giulia has to offer overlooking the beautiful promenade of Grado with stunning sunset on Wednesday, July 27 th, 2016. During the last sixteen years it has become the most anticipated summer festival of sophisticated… Read More Concerto del Gusto @ Grado 2016 – Friendly Reminder
For 16 days (June 18 – July 3, 2016) a special event will take place on Lake Iseo in Northern Italy where Christo will showcase his newest project “The Floating Piers“. 100,000 square meters of shimmering yellow fabric, carried by a modular floating dock system of 220,000 high-density poly-ethylene cubes, will undulate with the movement of the waves as The… Read More Floating Piers on Italy’s Lake Iseo
When working on new projects we are always curious and willing to find new products that fit to our design proposals. Especially when it comes to basic elements like flooring, wall coverings and materials that simply create the base for all the rest like furniture, bathrooms, kitchens, rugs etc. For one of our latest projects, a… Read More Beyond Milan! – Catch of the Week
Once a year the world’s architects and designers flock to Milan for the Milan Design Week! This years edition is the 55th and features many interesting (and hidden) places to visit. Our perfect stay in Milan starts with an evening tour in the Brera Design District where many pop-up stores, exhibitions and bars are located… Read More Milan, where else?
Cool bikes are always worth a look or a try whether at the beach, in the mountains or in the city. There are so many different solutions nowadays for people with totally different needs and demands. But what about a non usual bulk bike? When it comes to custom made bikes you’re often ending up in custom made… Read More OttoCICLI – Stefano and his bikes
Remember our post about the lost landscapes of Los Angeles? In many ways the Fifties and Sixties can be seen as the perfect foundation for what L.A. is today. But what about Los Angeles in 2016? When in L.A. our greatest joy is to find new places, meet new people and simply immerse in what L.A.… Read More Don’t get lost in L.A. – This is L.A.!
When thinking of Mediterranean tiles from Italy often classic designs, finishes and dimensions of the well known brands like Bisazza, Marazzi or Lea are the ones taken in consideration without choosing something wrong to create a beautiful basis. But what about contemporary, new and less known products made by Italian manufacturers these days? For one of… Read More 41zero42 – Catch of the Week
Have you ever tasted delicious Italian Antipasti and fabulous local Austrian Wines in one of the most spectacular areas of Austria? If not, the two small towns of Golling and Kuchl, both located about 20 miles south of Salzburg are a must when in this area. About two years ago the all new Doellerer’s Genusswelten with… Read More Where Italian Antipasti and Austrian Wine meet the Alps
Here we go! Every February thousands of “Modernistas” flock out to Palm Springs for Modernism Week. This year’s 11th edition started on Thursday with a big kick-off party. So far so good, but how to spend a perfect day or weekend filled with neighborhood home tours, lectures and parties? Well, here are our favorites for a memorable stay: Driving out… Read More The perfect Modernista’s Day in Palm Springs, California!