In view of the fact that Austria is one of the largest “wasters” of land in the world, the question arises whether a trend reversal is still possible due to years of exploitation. From fake second homes in the Alps to abandoned, unused industrial areas in the eastern part of Austria to various other “ruins”, everything…… Continue reading Land for us all! Really?
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Modernism Week in crazy times!
After Modernism Week is before Modernism Week for us since eight years now and this year we’re really concerned that our next trip to California could be canceled. It’s very sad to see how California and the whole United States are suffering, we think that we all know the reasons! But there’s a ray of…… Continue reading Modernism Week in crazy times!
Hello! News from Architect and Friends!
After completing some very interesting projects we worked on in 2019 and 2020, we have published some images on our updated and expanded website. The projects include the renovation of Villa Gerolimich from 1956 in Grado, Italy and the expansion of the Genießerrestaurant at the Döllerer Genusswelten in Golling, Austria. Our website got a total…… Continue reading Hello! News from Architect and Friends!
MODERNISM WEEK 2020 – OUR PERSONAL LECTURE & TOUR SCHEDULE
We never thought to travel to Palm Springs for Modernism Week for the seventh time (since 2013) in 2020. As every year we’re so excited and can’t wait to come back to the valley for one of the best events of the year worldwide. Yes, Modernism Week became a “must attend” for us for many…… Continue reading MODERNISM WEEK 2020 – OUR PERSONAL LECTURE & TOUR SCHEDULE
ARCHITECTURE FOR THE PEOPLE – What do you know about architecture in India?
…maybe not that much – we neither! Following the exhibition ACCESS FOR ALL – SÃO PAULO’S ARCHITECTURAL INFRASTRUCTURES the A.M. Architekturmuseum der TU München organized another great exhibition that will open its doors to the public on October 17th, 2019: ARCHITECTURE FOR THE PEOPLE Indian architect, urban planner, and teacher Balkrishna V. Doshi (born 1927 in Pune, India)…… Continue reading ARCHITECTURE FOR THE PEOPLE – What do you know about architecture in India?
HIP News today…!
Architect and Friends is featured in the latest HIP Hotels Magazine (July/August 2019 issue) with its project of 14 brand new rooms at Hotel Savoy in Grado, Italy: HIP HOTELS MAGAZINE PDF ARCHITECT AND FRIENDS If you like our work please don’t hesitate to book a room here! Image: Hip Hotels
Catch of the Week: Another great book by Tim Ross!
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…… Continue reading Catch of the Week: Another great book by Tim Ross!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS: “ACCESS FOR ALL” @ TUM
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…… Continue reading MARK YOUR CALENDARS: “ACCESS FOR ALL” @ TUM
Modernism Week 2019 – Follow us on Twitter!
Come with us! – Find our latest news, images and great finds during Modernism Week 2019 on Twitter @architectontour Image: Michael Atzenhofer, Architect
Yes! Modernism Week 2019 is near!
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,…… Continue reading Yes! Modernism Week 2019 is near!
Out in the Desert 2019…
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…… Continue reading Out in the Desert 2019…
Attention – fragile! This is Slovene Alpine Architecture 2008-2018
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…… Continue reading Attention – fragile! This is Slovene Alpine Architecture 2008-2018
Really Big. Bold. Brutal.?
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…… Continue reading Really Big. Bold. Brutal.?
And the International 2018 Piranesi Award goes to…
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…… Continue reading And the International 2018 Piranesi Award goes to…
New exhibition @ AzW: Downtown Denise Scott Brown
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…… Continue reading New exhibition @ AzW: Downtown Denise Scott Brown
This is Frank Sinatra and this is Palm Springs!
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…… Continue reading This is Frank Sinatra and this is Palm Springs!