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
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!
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!
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
Remember the building we’ve seen next to Udine a couple of days ago? In the meantime we found out the history and the architect behind it. ANGELO MANGIAROTTI was born in Milan on 26th of February 1921. He graduated in architecture in 1948 at Milano’s Politecnico. In 1953 and 1954 he works in the United States, participating… Read More Angelo Mangiarotti -A truly original Creator (and a lifelong cooperation between Rino Snaidero and Angelo Mangiarotti)
Niklas Maak, writer of the book “Living Complex” we wrote about last year, has published a new book about strange houses and their inhabitants: This is no classic architectural history! Eccentrics, art collectors, film-makers: Their houses tell the most amazing stories. Niklas Maak has written them down – not just for architecture lovers. Suddenly there is a house: a… Read More Atlas of strange buildings and their inhabitants – Atlas der seltsamen Häuser und ihrer Bewohner
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
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