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!
Renovation and extension in Austria – Another great project recently completed by Architect and Friends!
TIME TO GROW – THIS WAS THE MAIN REASON FOR THIS RENOVATION AND EXTENSION NEAR SALZBURG/AUSTRIA The merger of some outdated apartments and unused spaces into a two-storey loft with terrace and rooftop pool finally offers more space for our clients, a young family with three children. Floor to ceiling glazing and outdoor living spaces fully…… Continue reading Renovation and extension in Austria – Another great project recently completed by Architect and Friends!
Milan’s most anticipated event of the year is just around the corner!
Once a year the international design crowd flocks to Milan, Italy for one of the most important and exciting events of the year – The Salone del Mobile from April 17 – 22! The ones interested in the big brands like Moroso, B&B Italia, Valcucine or Crassevig (we’ve worked with for our swing at Hotel Savoy Grado) should visit the…… Continue reading Milan’s most anticipated event of the year is just around the corner!
Good morning from Arizona!
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!
Modernism Week 2018 in Palm Springs!
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
Decorative elements in Architecture, then and now!
During the 1950s, 60s and 70s a simple but beautiful element has been used for various reasons like ventilation, shading or privacy in large and small scale projects around the world – the Concrete Screen Block! In Europe, the Americas or even in Africa these simple but beautiful bricks with their sheer endless decorations and…… Continue reading Decorative elements in Architecture, then and now!
Introducing Architect and Friends Furniture!
Time has come to introduce something brand new here at Architect and Friends! Our exciting first selection of furniture originally designed for our projects recently completed in Italy and Austria. The Swing 411 for Hotel Savoy and the 1964 Table for a Mid-Century modern renovation in Grado, Italy. Designing custom made furniture for our projects has…… Continue reading Introducing Architect and Friends Furniture!
SMALL OFFICE – GREAT ATMOSPHERE @ Hotel Savoy Grado by Architect and Friends
SMALL OFFICE – GREAT ATMOSPHERE! While Architect and Friends worked on a new concept for a hotel room on the sunny island of Grado the owners of Hotel Savoy Grado came up with the idea to also remodel their current office. Our approach was to create an inviting atmosphere using local products and bright, natural colors:…… Continue reading SMALL OFFICE – GREAT ATMOSPHERE @ Hotel Savoy Grado by Architect and Friends
Documentary: EAMES the architect and the painter
‘Getting the most of the best to the greatest number of people for the least’: with these words, Charles and Ray Eames described one of their main goals as furniture designers. The ingenious designs of Charles and Ray Eames have long been incorporated into our lives, whether their furniture like the Eames Plastic Chair, decorative…… Continue reading Documentary: EAMES the architect and the painter
Straight into the fall with a brand new book: EUROTOPIANS – Fragments of a different future
After spending a wonderful and very hot summer with interesting books like THE CREATIVE ARCHITECT or GUIDE TO EASIER LIVING we would like to take a look into the future and discover the relationship between visionary (but abandoned) buildings of the Sixties and Seventies and the future of our living: EUROTOPIANS – Fragments of a different…… Continue reading Straight into the fall with a brand new book: EUROTOPIANS – Fragments of a different future
Billiani relaunches the Marcel Table designed by Kazuhide Takahama!
One of our favorite local furniture manufacturers is Luigi Billiani, owner of Billiani 1911 from Manzano, Udine. We are following him and his ideas for many years now and admire his worldwide success. The Croissant Chair, the Doll Table or the Foglia Barstool found their ways into our projects like the Genusswelten Döllerer in Salzburg, Austria. When…… Continue reading Billiani relaunches the Marcel Table designed by Kazuhide Takahama!
Giopato & Coombes – Two people, in love with “making” projects!
While working on new projects we’re always searching for new and interesting products. Our latest one, the private home for the Döllerer family next to Salzburg, a restoration and extension of a penthouse with a large terrace and outdoor pool, we started with a totally different approach – we did not want to create the…… Continue reading Giopato & Coombes – Two people, in love with “making” projects!
This is Zanat! – Innovative and fresh design from Konjic, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Reflecting several new products, ideas and trends after an international design event like the Milan Design Week 2017 is an interesting and challenging process every year. Traditional design firms come up with new or updated products and new firms, often small and highly specialized ones, come up with new ideas, prototypes or rediscovered traditional techniques. One of…… Continue reading This is Zanat! – Innovative and fresh design from Konjic, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Can’t be there this year? Here’s a virtual guide to “Salone del Mobile 2017” and much more in and around Milan, Italy
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…… Continue reading Can’t be there this year? Here’s a virtual guide to “Salone del Mobile 2017” and much more in and around Milan, Italy
Angelo Mangiarotti -A truly original Creator (and a lifelong cooperation between Rino Snaidero and Angelo Mangiarotti)
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…… Continue reading Angelo Mangiarotti -A truly original Creator (and a lifelong cooperation between Rino Snaidero and Angelo Mangiarotti)
ARC Hub – The perfect solution for your new MacBook Pro?
Working on a Mac has always been a great experience for us. Since the comeback of AutoCAD to the Mac platform there’s an even richer palette of applications available. But what when it comes to connectivity on the 2016 MacBook Pro? If you are used to work on your huge display like the Apple 27″ Cinema…… Continue reading ARC Hub – The perfect solution for your new MacBook Pro?