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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Today we would like to reblog an article of a great home for sale in Orange: An Eichler in Orange! This Eichler in Orange southern California is as picturesque as an Eichler should be. To make it even better they throw in a vintage Porsche, man so good. I like that this realtor made a… Read More An Eichler for sale – What a wonderful mid-century building!
Here in Italy people and authorities don’t think much about Mid-Century Modern architecture having failed completely to protect important buildings and hidden gems in the past – nationwide. 1960’s and 1970’s are mainly wiped off the map and more like candidates set to be demolished or replaced by anonymous, functional buildings without any sense for style and without… Read More Mid-Century Modern in Italy and California – Then and now
During this year’s already ongoing Venice Design Week the conference “Light Emphasizes – the Llighting of Exhibition Spaces” will take place on Friday, October 7th, 2016 at the Hotel Saturnia & International. The conference will start at 5pm and will focus on lighting in museums (conference italian language) followed by “I colori della luce” (colors of lights), point… Read More FRIENDLY REMINDER – LIGHT EMPHASIZES
Since summer draws to an end here in Italy, our catch of the week is a beautiful reminder of all the unforgettable days on the beach, on the boat and happy hours with friends and family. Francesco de Gregori, Italian singer and songwriter released the album “De Gregori canta Bob Dylan” in 2015 and the song we would… Read More Catch of the Week – A late summer breeze