During this year’s Modernism Week in Palm Springs, a second, very cool event called ADAFF 2018 Film Series (Architecture Design Art Film Festival) took place showing 3o architecture and design films as well as documentaries like Frey Part 1 – The Architectural Envoy. But there was one film that was able to combine the life… Read More This is Frank Sinatra and this is Palm Springs!
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… Read More Milan’s most anticipated event of the year is just around the corner!
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!
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
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… Read More Decorative elements in Architecture, then and now!
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… Read More Introducing Architect and Friends Furniture!
Almost a year has passed since we came back from our trip to Palm Springs, Los Angeles and Idyllwild mainly dedicated to John Lautner! Remember our post? There were many lectures and tours and even a star dedicated to this outstanding architect has been unveiled in downtown Palm Springs. Modernism Week 2.0 – Architecture for the… Read More Time to look back (and forward!) – John Lautner @ Modernism Week in Palm Springs
Following the big success of last year’s Piran Days of Architecture organized in cooperation with Dessa Gallery Ljubljana we would like to draw your attention to the fact that there will be an exhibition opening next Monday in Ljubljana: Rassegna Architettura Arco Alpino 2016/17 The association Architetti Arco Alpino, founded May 20, 2016 by the Institutes… Read More AAA: ARCHITETTURA ARCO ALPINO @ DESSA GALLERY LJUBLJANA
One of our biggest dreams (apart from visiting the Chemosphere House in L.A.) would be to visit Brasilia to learn about Oscar Niemeyer’s architecture on site. A chance to do so without traveling so far could be this new film: The remote city of Brasília, the capital of Brazil, is a mythical place — a… Read More BRASILIA: LIFE AFTER DESIGN
Following his big success with books and lectures, Alan Hess will present on Wright’s influence on architecture in Southern California and the region’s influence on Wright’s approach to indoor-outdoor living and design also during this year’s Modernism Week in Palm Springs, California. We highly recommend his lecture because of his profound knowledge based on many years of… Read More RECOMMENDATION: Alan Hess Presentation on Frank Lloyd Wright @ModernismWeek 2018
A succsessful and exciting year is coming to an end leaving many emotions, ideas and new friends! We would like to thank you all for following us and Architect on Tour will continue to provide news about architecture, interiors and many more in 2018! Un anno felice e pieno di emozioni sta per finire lasciando… Read More Season’s Greetings from Architect and Friends!
Architecture is often constrained, dictated or overregulated by building codes and other rules in many different ways but who has ever asked users or inhabitants of today’s architecture and urban development if they really want to spend their lives like this! A new exhibition at Vienna’s Az W brings this overregulation to the fore: Laws,… Read More New exhibition: Form follows Rule @ Az W Vienna
On our way to Vienna we passed by an interesting building and were wondering what it could be. Lucky us while taking some pictures an employee came by and asked if we were interested in the building which houses a brand new museum. Although it was already closed, he invited us to a private tour. … Read More PANEUM: The wonder of bread – What do you know about it?
Hey out there, time has come to remind you that Modernism Week Fall preview kicks off next week. After more than 90,000 visitors last February, between October 19th and 22nd a variety of tours, open houses, cocktail parties and lectures will be offered around town. “The Fall Preview is a wonderful opportunity for attendees… Read More Friendly reminder: Modernism Week Fall Pereview 2017 is near!
For us here at our studio, the California Mid-Century Modern Style which is admired until today is already impressive and inspiring when thinking of the Case Study Houses, Palm Springs or all the other great structures, furniture and materials out there but the current exhibition at the LACMA even goes a step further and deals… Read More Found in Translation: Design in California and Mexico, 1915–1985
When it comes to Brutalism, people think that the rough, rough beauty of the buildings would be cold and impersonal, but that’s not true! Often reduced to a minimum, this architecture is characterized by clear lines, great spatial effects and an optimal basis for interior design. A couple of years ago the Deutsches Architekturmuseum and the… Read More Brutalism Today Worldwide – Database, Exhibition and Book