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?
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!
After numerous travels to Palm Springs, California for the Modernism Week we were wandering if there’s some kind of Mid-Century architecture here in Italy too. By picking out a view buildings of the 1950’s and 1960’s often the term “Brutalism” comes up here in Europe. I’m pretty sure the there are more brutal buildings like Le… Read More Is it really that brutal?