Following our unforgettable trip to Taliesin West last February (tweet) we would like to share a video about Frank Lloyd Wright’s life and work. There’s still so much we don’t know about him. BBC TWO: Frank Lloyd Wright is America’s greatest ever architect. But few people know about the Welsh roots that shaped his life… Read More Frank Lloyd Wright – The man who built America
Good morning from Arizona! After a week out in the desert and in vibrant cities like Phoenix or Scottsdale here are some great images of what we love about these places! … and due to a delay of our flight back to Europe we have two more days to explore the area!
Good morning from the desert! After many great lectures and tours here in Palm Springs we would love to share some images with you! More coming soon… Images: Michael Atzenhofer, Architect
Also in 2018 we would like to feature and recommend upcoming exhibitions at the TUM Architekturmuseum Munich because we think that they are among the best ones in Europe. Their current exhibition “Does Performance matter” (please find our post about it here) will be shown until January 7th, 2018. On March 15th, 2018 the brand… Read More FLATS, FLATS, FLATS! HOUSING IN BAVARIA 1918 | 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… Read More 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… Read More World Premiere Film – “Frey: Part 1 – The Architectural Envoy”
Lately we read an interesting article about a building we frankly have not thought about in recent years – the Haus Schminke by Hans Sharon in Loebau, Saxony, Germany. As important as Villa Tugendhat by Mies van der Rohe or Fallingwater (Kaufmann House) by Frank Lloyd Wright also Haus Schminke was customized to meet the needs of the… Read More Catch of the Week: Have you ever visited Haus Schminke?
Piran Days of Architecture 2017 – 35th anniversary – Time in architecture!… Read More Time to celebrate: 35 years Piran Days of Architecture!
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. … Read More PANEUM: The wonder of bread – What do you know about it?
Considering ourselves very lucky to live and work here on the island of Grado, today we are very proud to present a new exhibition dedicated to architecture and urbanism from its origins back in 1872 to a modern beach city in 2017. Brief summary: The birth of Grado as a beach and spa town is… Read More GRADO Beach City – An exhibition about architecture and urbanism
Great news and personal gladness today here at Architect and Friends! Nespresso shot the latest episode of their mini-series “A NESPRESSOMORNING WITH …” at Genusswelten Döllerer designed and realized by Michael and Johanna Atzenhofer. Nespresso asked Andreas Döllerer what a perfect morning looks like for this busy gourmet who cooks with passion and on the… Read More A NESPRESSO MORNING WITH ANDREAS DÖLLERER IN A HOTEL DESIGNED BY ARCHITECT AND FRIENDS!
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
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
By accident we passed by this great office building today on our way to Udine. We actually don’t know who’s the architect and if he realized other buildings in the area. The building is owned by Mobil Snaidero – Snaidero Cucine/Kitchens. Also one of their production halls has fabulous details on its facade. More to follow…… Read More Great find in Italy – 60’s or early 70’s office building
As Modernism Week is just around the corner we’ve started to search for lesser known Modernist architecture between Los Angeles and Palm Springs. The fact that we didn’t even know that a Swiss style alpine village such as Idyllwild even exists in Southern California made us curious – and we found this hidden gem that… Read More Hidden Gem in Idyllwild, California – John Lautner’s Pearlman Cabin
Here in Italy people and authorities don’t think much about Mid-Century Modern architecture having failed completely to protect important buildings and hidden gems in the past – nationwide. 1960’s and 1970’s are mainly wiped off the map and more like candidates set to be demolished or replaced by anonymous, functional buildings without any sense for style and without… Read More Mid-Century Modern in Italy and California – Then and now