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
On the occasion of Modernism Week which takes place next February in Palm Springs, California the perfect idea for a weekend out in the desert is the Modernism Week Preview from October 21th till 23th. If you’ve never been out to the desert you should hurry up – Tickets are already on sale here. See Palm Springs… Read More FALL PREVIEW – MODERNISM WEEK 2016 – FRIENDLY REMINDER
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
Good morning from our second day at the 2016 Architecture Biennale in Venice. Today we’ll visit the Arsenale. Find our images and impressions below! For us here at Architect and Friends the 2016 Architecture Biennale is definitely worth a visit, also from abroad. Venice is one of the most inspiring cities in the world and… Read More 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale Preview – Day 2
See what inspired us today at the preview here in Venice! From Germany to Australia and from Spain to Russia…the Giardini Pavilions… Images: Architect and Friends – arch. Michael Atzenhofer
Today we would like to reblog an article published on archdaily.com about the work in progress: As the 2016 Venice Biennale is set to begin this upcoming Saturday, May 28th, (preview Thursday and Friday) the first glimpses of the pavilions have begun to roll in through the social media wires. In addition to the event’s main exhibition,… Read More Sneak Peek Venice 2016
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?
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.!
If you want to get more into Modernism in Palm Springs there’s a great new way to do it. The new book about William Krisel and his “Palm Springs” is not just a book with more than 200 pictures and dozens of drawings of his architecture, it’s the first major monograph of Coachalla Valley’s busiest architect… Read More Do you know William Krisel?