Save the date: This year Piran will celebrate 40 years of PDA – Piran Days of Architecture. 25/26 November 2023! More coming soon… Images: Architect & Friends, Michael Atzenhofer
Catch of the Week: Notes From Another Los Angeles!
A great read not only for architects! After many trips to the West Coast, when we think of architects from the Mid-Century Modern era who all built in California, many names come to mind such as John Lautner, Richard Neutra, Rudolph Schindler, Albert Frey, William Kreisel, Pierre Koenig or Craig Ellwood and these are just…… Continue reading Catch of the Week: Notes From Another Los Angeles!
“Un saluto da Grado – Gruss aus Grado” Exhibition 2022
Architect and Friends is very proud to have been chosen to plan their first exhibition: “Un saluto da Grado – Gruss aus Grado” On the occasion of the 130th anniversary “130 anni Turismo a Grado” we will look back at the early years of Grado and try to bring them to life through countless postcards…… Continue reading “Un saluto da Grado – Gruss aus Grado” Exhibition 2022
Do you know Marcello D’Olivo?
When you think of famous Italian architects then certainly first of Gio Ponti, Carlo Scarpa, Renzo Piano or Gino Valle. A rather unknown, but not less creative architect from Friuli Venezia Giulia who has realized projects all over the world is Marcello D’Olivo.On the occasion of the centenary of his birth, the Civici Musei di…… Continue reading Do you know Marcello D’Olivo?
SAVE THE DATE: Piran Days of Architecture 2021
After a forced break in 2020, Piran Days of Architecture are finally back! The architecture conference will take place on Saturday, November 27th in the Auditorium in Portorož and there are already many interesting architects confirmed. This years’ topic: What is measurable in architecture? Measurability has always been inextricably linked to architecture. As a set of dimensions,…… Continue reading SAVE THE DATE: Piran Days of Architecture 2021
AIA Austin Homes Tour 2021
The 35th Annual AIA Austin Homes Tour will be held October 15-18, 2021. When we found the AIA Homes Tour last year we were very impressed by the quality and workmanship of the homes we’ve visited virtually! Also this year there will be an online experience for those who still have no possibility to travel.…… Continue reading AIA Austin Homes Tour 2021
New England Modernism: Revolutionary Architecture in the 20th Century
Mainspring Narrative Films founders Jake and Tracey Gorst have produced some of the best architecture films such as Frey: Parts I and II, The Nature of Modernism: E. Stewart Williams, Architect or desert Utopia: Mid-Century Architecture in Palm Springs, just to name a view. They are currently working on their next great project “New England Modernism: Revolutionary…… Continue reading New England Modernism: Revolutionary Architecture in the 20th Century
CATCH OF THE WEEK: Jørn Utzon: The Man and The Architect
Since we all still can’t travel but would like to explore the world in a different way! Therefore we would like to share a rare opportunity to watch a film about Jørn Utzon. Thanks to the 2021 NCModernist / MODHomes Architecture Movie Series you can watch the film for free between February 3rd and 6th:…… Continue reading CATCH OF THE WEEK: Jørn Utzon: The Man and The Architect
TUCSON MODERNISM WEEK 2020
Following the great success of AIA Austin Homes Tour and Palm Springs Modernism Week Fall Preview here is another great virtual event that will offer online lectures and tours starting November 6th, 2020. TUCSON MODERNISM WEEK 2020 The Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation presents this 9th annual event online and in cyberspace. This unique experience will…… Continue reading TUCSON MODERNISM WEEK 2020
‚Carl by Car’ @ Sarasota MOD Weekend 2020!
Due to the ongoing unsafe situation worldwide in which entire states are shaken and travel is very unsafe, we are constantly looking for interesting virtual tours or lectures. During a lecture on Paul Rudolph (Paul Rudolph, 100 years of Space and Form – Symposium) in Palm Springs we had already learned a little more about…… Continue reading ‚Carl by Car’ @ Sarasota MOD Weekend 2020!
Catch of the Week: AIA Austin Homes Tour 2020 – An incredible online experience for a global audience!
When Modernism Week announced to switch to virtual events during its 2020 Fall Preview, we got curious who else could have new ideas for virtual events when it comes to architecture and design! For us Europeans even in “quiet” times it’s not easy to visit many interesting local architecture event in the U.S. and therefor…… Continue reading Catch of the Week: AIA Austin Homes Tour 2020 – An incredible online experience for a global audience!
Hello! News from Architect and Friends!
After completing some very interesting projects we worked on in 2019 and 2020, we have published some images on our updated and expanded website. The projects include the renovation of Villa Gerolimich from 1956 in Grado, Italy and the expansion of the Genießerrestaurant at the Döllerer Genusswelten in Golling, Austria. Our website got a total…… Continue reading Hello! News from Architect and Friends!
Grado, My Happy Place 2020! Support your favorite business!
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!
What do you know about Hawaiian Modern?
During this year’s Modernism Week in Palm Springs we booked tickets for a lecture without knowing much about its topic: “Chasing Ossipoff: Walker Warner Architects on Building Upon Inspiration”. So we sent ourselves to an unknown territory regarding Modernism in the Pacific, especially in Hawaii! The lecture that Mr. Warner gave was one of the…… Continue reading What do you know about Hawaiian Modern?
MODERNISM WEEK 2020 – OUR PERSONAL LECTURE & TOUR SCHEDULE
We never thought to travel to Palm Springs for Modernism Week for the seventh time (since 2013) in 2020. As every year we’re so excited and can’t wait to come back to the valley for one of the best events of the year worldwide. Yes, Modernism Week became a “must attend” for us for many…… Continue reading MODERNISM WEEK 2020 – OUR PERSONAL LECTURE & TOUR SCHEDULE
ICONICITY – Desert Artists devoted to Radical Individualism
Following the big success of Leo Zahn’s documentary “Sinatra in Palm Springs”, his latest documentary ICONICITY will celebrate its World Premiere during the 2020 Palm Springs International Film Festival: Artists devoted to radical individualism pit themselves against the elements deep in Southern California deserts. A pervasive mysticism draws to it those desperate to connect- whether…… Continue reading ICONICITY – Desert Artists devoted to Radical Individualism