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
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!