If you are working in the field of architecture and interior design you already know how hard it can be to find new clients, to be creative and to stay up to date with ideas, materials, websites, social media, laws ecc. But maybe there’s something that could help you to optimize your work flows! Intended… Read More Book of the week: A Field Guide – Architect and Entrepreneur
‘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… Read More Documentary: EAMES the architect and the painter
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
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… Read More Straight into the fall with a brand new book: EUROTOPIANS – Fragments of a different future
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to visit an architecture icon until June 2018 in Munich, Germany: Die Neue Sammlung is paying tribute to the icon of the space age with a presentation in an outdoor space at Pinakothek der Moderne of the FUTURO, designed by Finnish architect Matti Suuronen in 1965-7 and originally intended as… Read More FUTURO. A FLYING SAUCER ARRIVES IN MUNICH!
Another great find if you are still searching for good books this summer is GUIDE TO EASIER LIVING by Mary+Russel Wright Time is a valued commodity in our modern world, and everyone struggles to make the most of each minute. Russel and Mary Wright recognized decades ago that finding time to organize their lives and… Read More GUIDE TO EASIER LIVING – Originally published in 1950, methods and ideas just as relevant today as they were a half-century ago!
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!
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… Read More Billiani relaunches the Marcel Table designed by Kazuhide Takahama!
Modernism Week in Palm Springs, California is the perfect place for book hunting! Here you can find lesser known or brand new publications in many places and shops around town. One of our latest finds we purchased at the Modernism Week Camp in Downtown this February we would like to present today: The Creative Architect… Read More Catch of the Week: The Creative Architect – Inside the Great Midcentury Personality Study
From a mason’s apprentice to the most famous architect of the modern age. Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s live should have been pictured long ago! Being very talented in drawing but without ever having studied architecture he moves to Berlin where he works for Peter Behrens. There he meets Walter Gropius and soon he begins… Read More The Style Icon – Ludwig Mies van der Rohe! His life was to be finally filmed…
Without any doubt surfing is a way of life. A professional surfer, a beginner or a stand up paddler like me, we all combine the love for water, nature and the elements. Easy, simple and laid back architecture far away from todays standardized housing forms imposed by others – wouldn’t a life dominated by the waves… Read More Catch of the Week: Surf Shacks – A surfer can never leave the sea behind!
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
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… Read More This is Zanat! – Innovative and fresh design from Konjic, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Following Tim Ross’s recent success Streets of Your Town on ABC television, Tim will present his new book The Rumpus Room and other stories from the suburbs on Monday, May 22nd 2017 in Sydney. From the beachside holiday house to the backyard pool and the rumpus room, the architecture of the suburbs forms the backdrop to a uniquely… Read More Catch of the Week: The Rumpus Room and other stories from the suburbs – A new book by Tim Ross