How long-term should urban planning be? Here’s a preview of the upcoming exhibition “Does Performance matter? Ephemeral Urbanism”: Munich’s Oktoberfest, the festival of Kumbh Mela in India (the largest pilgrimage in the world), the Burning Man Festival in Nevada, and scores of other major events demonstrate that flexible architectural structures are perennially deployed around the globe… Read More Mark your Calendars for an upcoming exhibition: DOES PERMANENCE MATTER? EPHEMERAL URBANISM
When traveling to Palm Springs once a year for Modernism Week, William Krisel’s homes are always must visits and there was no edition without him so far! But yesterday, June 5th, 2017 he died at the age of 92 in Beverly Hills, California. “William Krisel designed tens of thousands of economical tract homes across Southern… Read More William Krisel, a pioneering architect who brought his vision of modernism to Southern California!
After Erwin Wurm’s big success in Venice back in 2011 (remember the Narrow House?) we were very curious to find out what his contribution will be for VIVA ARTE VIVA – Venice Biennale 2017 together with Brigitte Kowanz. On May 12th, 2017 the Austrian Cultural Minister Thomas Drozda inaugurated the Austrian Pavilion at the 57th Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte in Venice, Italy.… Read More Erwin Wurm and Brigitte Kowanz @ VIVA ARTE VIVA in Venice!
As a young boy I was always impressed by the structure of the Olympic Stadium in Munich, Germany when my grandpa and my uncle took me along to attend soccer games of their favorite team “Bayern München“. Years later at school we learned about Frei Otto and his unique structures but now there’s a totally different opportunity to explore Frei Otto’s life… Read More Catch of the Week: Frei Otto – Spanning the Future
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
During this year’s Modernism Week in Palm Springs by accident we started our very own John Lautner special! On Friday, February 17th 2017 a star dedicated to this outstanding architect was unveiled next to the Palm Springs Architecture Design Center, a lecture series took place at the Annenberg Theater (with Alan Hess) and the film… Read More Modernism Week 2.0 – Architecture for the people: John Lautner at its best!
This year’s Modernism Week in Palm Springs as well as our trip to Los Angeles offered a great possibility to explore John Lautner’s iconic architecture in Southern California…more coming soon! Image: arch. Michael Atzenhofer @architectontour, Pinterest
While searching for interesting buildings to visit in Palm Springs and Los Angeles during our 2017 trip we found an interesting film of a home designed by famous architect Richard Neutra – The Oyler House, a desert retreat. In 1959, a government employee named Richard Oyler, living in the tiny desert town of Lone Pine,… Read More The Oyler House – Richard Neutra’s Desert Retreat
Every year people are flocking in to spend their holidays on the “Isola del Sole” which has always had a vast offer of leisure time opportunities and recreation possibilities thanks to its location in the Adriatic Sea and its beautiful surrounding lagoon. Some of them became real enthusiasts over the years and decided to acquire… Read More Grado Weekend Hideaway by Architect and Friends
Hey Modernistas out there! Getting prepared for Modernism Week in Palm Springs? Hurry up to check your tickets, hotel rooms and everything that matters out there in the valley. As it’s not the first time for us coming over to P.S. from Europe we focused on more specific lectures and tours during this year’s edition.… Read More Modernism Week 2017 is just around the corner!
Palm Springs is best known for being the capital of West Coast Mid-Century Modernism and this is why also this year we’ll go out to the desert to visit, enjoy and learn about this great period. Coming over from Europe makes it even more exciting as there is no comparable location or event there. During… Read More Albert Frey and A. Lawrence Kocher’s Aluminaire House will arrive in Palm Springs
When it comes to contemporary Californian architecture Marmol Radziner is one of the best known architecture firms in Los Angeles to mention. A couple of years ago we met Mr. Marmol at a lecture in Palm Springs and wanted to share an interesting discussion with him and Steven Price coming up during this years Modernism Week –… Read More Catch of the Week: Leo Marmol @ Modernism Week
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
As mentioned in our previous posts, Modernism Week in Palm Springs nears and we are already planning our next trip to Southern California. Today we want to share our latest find with you: Phaidon’s Mid-Century Modern Architecture Guide This handbook – the first ever to focus on the architectural wonders of the West Coast of the… Read More Book of the week: A must have Mid-Century Modern Architecture Travel Guide