Here is the perfect documentary to enjoy during the holidays: Infinite Space, a documentary feature film, traces the lifelong quest of visionary genius John Lautner to create “architecture that has no beginning and no end.” It is the story of brilliance and of a complicated life – and the most sensual architecture of the 20th… Read More Infinite Space – John Lautner
As summer holidays are near the best thing to start the barefoot season is a memorable outdoor dining event. Enjoy the best enogastronomy Friuli Venezia Giulia has to offer overlooking the beautiful promenade of Grado with stunning sunset on Wednesday, July 27 th, 2016. During the last sixteen years it has become the most anticipated summer festival of sophisticated… Read More Concerto del Gusto @ Grado 2016 – Friendly Reminder
Mark your calendars! If you are in Los Angeles on Monday, August 1, 2016 you should join a master of contemporary architecture in one of his most acclaimed projects for a fascinating conversation with Los Angeles Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne about the future of L.A. A pre-event reception, a guided walking tour of… Read More What are you doing Monday, August 1?
In one of our latest projects in Italy, a renovation of a beach residence in Grado, we introduced a decorative facade element and handrail made of Greenwood, an eco-compatible hi-tech composite wood. Greenwood is the result of a research project to protect the Venice lagoon. Originally used for mooring poles and public transport landing stages Greenwood… Read More Brise Soleil Grado – Catch of the week – Project by Architect and Friends
On June 17th, 2016 dezeen posted an article about the concerns and fears of creatives all over the UK. OMA founder Rem Koolhaas says that Britain’s EU Leave campaigners believe they can change England back to the way it was, but don’t understand what that really means. Koolhaas studied at London’s Architectural Association and in the 2000s OMA and its research arm AMO worked on a… Read More Europe could be fun!
World of Malls – Architecture for Consumption explores a type of architecture that first developed around sixty years ago in the USA and it became a global phenomenon that continues to evolve through to the present day. Whether Las Arenas in Barcelona, the Fünf Höfe in Munich, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan or the Malibu… Read More Architecture Exhibition in Munich – Mark Your Calendars!
Today we would like to reblog a newsletter from Christopher Kennedy, an interior designer we met in Palm Springs during Modernism Week that speaks for itself: So many emotions today. “I am in Chicago to launch a product — and I ought to be excited — but suddenly that seems terribly trivial to talk about.… Read More Be nice!
For 16 days (June 18 – July 3, 2016) a special event will take place on Lake Iseo in Northern Italy where Christo will showcase his newest project “The Floating Piers“. 100,000 square meters of shimmering yellow fabric, carried by a modular floating dock system of 220,000 high-density poly-ethylene cubes, will undulate with the movement of the waves as The… Read More Floating Piers on Italy’s Lake Iseo
Architecture in a video of an upcoming summer hit from Venezuela – can this be? Yes, it can! Summer is finally here and so we love to listen to some hot new, inspiring, easy and touching songs here at our studio. By accident we found Chino y Nacho’s new song “Andas en mi cabeza” from Venezuela. After Enrique… Read More Music and Architecture – Catch(es) of the week
After visiting the Arsenale were Peter Zumthor showed an installation of his new building for the permanent collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) we would like to reblog an article from divisare.com. Please continue here: 15 Biennale di Venezia. Building for LACMA Permanent Collection Images: Architect and Friends, Nicolò Galeazzi
Good morning from our second day at the 2016 Architecture Biennale in Venice. Today we’ll visit the Arsenale. Find our images and impressions below! For us here at Architect and Friends the 2016 Architecture Biennale is definitely worth a visit, also from abroad. Venice is one of the most inspiring cities in the world and… Read More 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale Preview – Day 2
See what inspired us today at the preview here in Venice! From Germany to Australia and from Spain to Russia…the Giardini Pavilions… Images: Architect and Friends – arch. Michael Atzenhofer
A new design map has been drawn! In occasion of the 2016 Architecture Biennale in Venice, Italy a new design festival during the first Biennale month (May, 25th – June, 26th) will take place around town. Historic buildings, hidden cloisters, design boutiques, private galleries and unexpected places will become the cardinal points of DESIGN.VE design… Read More Design.ve
Today we would like to reblog an article published on archdaily.com about the work in progress: As the 2016 Venice Biennale is set to begin this upcoming Saturday, May 28th, (preview Thursday and Friday) the first glimpses of the pavilions have begun to roll in through the social media wires. In addition to the event’s main exhibition,… Read More Sneak Peek Venice 2016
Our catch of the week is a link to a story we want to share with all our readers. QUEEN MIMI is an award winning documentary by Yaniv Rokah about 89 year old Mimi Haist. She’s been homeless for 35 years and one night 25 years ago she walked into a Laundromat in Santa Monica where… Read More Queen Mimi – Catch of the Week
When traveling the right souvenirs often aren’t easy to find. Trashy, kitschy or quite boring isn’t what you want to bring back home, want to keep in your memories or want you to remember special places, unforgettable situations or moments abroad. But there are still new and amazing ideas…a really nice one for an uncommon souvenir,… Read More Decorative, memorable and simply beautiful! – What’s your favorite place?