Following his great book “The Rumpus Room and other stories from the suburbs” our friend Tim Ross has published another great book about a very special Australian habit: Motel – Images of Australia on Holidays If any country was born to holiday, it’s Australia. About the book by Modernisier Books: Sun, space, beaches – the desire… Read More Catch of the Week: Another great book by Tim Ross!
It has always been a dream of us traveling to South America to visit all the great cities like Brasilia, Rio De Janeiro, São Paulo, Buenos Aires or Montevideo – but we never had the opportunity to do so. Thanks to Architekturmuseum der TUM in Munich, Germany there’s an opportunity to learn about megacities like Sao… Read More MARK YOUR CALENDARS: “ACCESS FOR ALL” @ TUM
Come with us! – Find our latest news, images and great finds during Modernism Week 2019 on Twitter @architectontour Image: Michael Atzenhofer, Architect
We still can’t believe that nearly one year has passed since our last trip to Palm Springs, California. Yes, Modernism Week 2019 is near! From February 14-24, 2019 people from all over the world will visit the valley, its hip and iconic architecture and will choose from a constantly expanding offer of home tours, films,… Read More Yes! Modernism Week 2019 is near!
During our preparations for this year’s Modernism Week in Palm Springs we found a very interesting but rather unknown site-specific, contemporary art exhibition running from Palm Springs to the Salton Sea – Desert X! We are very excited to have the opportunity to attend two such interesting events at the same time during our trip. The artists… Read More Out in the Desert 2019…
Following the big success of last year’s Piran Days of Architecture organized in cooperation with Dessa Gallery Ljubljana once again we would like to draw your attention to the fact that there will be an exhibition opening next Monday, January 28th, 2019 in Ljubljana: This is Slovene Alpine Architecture 2008-2018 The Slovene Alpine landscape is one of… Read More Attention – fragile! This is Slovene Alpine Architecture 2008-2018
Living and working in one of these “Brutalist” buildings here in Italy, the “Condominio Zipser” by Marcello d’Olivo (1960-1964) has always been fascinating for us. For many years none of these buildings has been considered interesting or worth saving. Many of them have been destroyed and many of these buildings are abandoned or endangered. When… Read More Really Big. Bold. Brutal.?
But stop! Let’s start from the very beginning: Following this years’ lectures at Tartini Theatre in Piran (Piran Days of Architecture), traditionally the Piranesi Award has been awarded for the thirtieth time in a row at Monfort Exhibition Hall in Portorož, Slovenia. 63 projects were exposed at 2018 Piranesi exhibition. 41 architectural projects were nominated by national… Read More And the International 2018 Piranesi Award goes to…
Recently we’ve been to Vienna for work and were wondering what would happen at the AzW (Architekturzentrum Wien). Unfortunately we missed the opening of a brand new exhibition: Denise Scott Brown has shaped the development of architecture over the last 50 years. High time for the world’s first extensive solo exhibition on the work of… Read More New exhibition @ AzW: Downtown Denise Scott Brown
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