For a variety of reasons, we’re always interested in the so-called former DDR (German Democratic Republic) when it comes to architecture and urban planning. One reason for sure is the mix of Modernist architecture influenced by the SED Regime and the way people should have lived and worked in “perfect” cities between 1949 and 1990.…… Continue reading Exhibition: Endless Beginning. The transformation of the socialist city
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Architect & Friends “Winning” placement at the 2020 LIV Hospitality Design Awards
We are proud to share our winning entry “Döllerer Geniesserrestaurant Cuisine Alpine” at the 1st LIV Hospitality Design Awards 2020. Winning the category “Renovation” means a lot to us, we’re trying hard to preserve, reuse or adapt existing structures. Therefor we’re very glad to find ourselves in best company with many other great projects. Please…… Continue reading Architect & Friends “Winning” placement at the 2020 LIV Hospitality Design Awards
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A FANTASTIC 2021 from Architect and Friends!
After a year that nobody would have expected, we are still positive about 2020! The Modermism Week in Palm Springs in February, a few months in Austria last spring, a relatively relaxed summer in Italy, great projects completed and fantastic new ones started – it wasn’t bad despite everything! We hope that in 2021 many…… Continue reading MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A FANTASTIC 2021 from Architect and Friends!
‚Carl by Car’ @ Sarasota MOD Weekend 2020!
Due to the ongoing unsafe situation worldwide in which entire states are shaken and travel is very unsafe, we are constantly looking for interesting virtual tours or lectures. During a lecture on Paul Rudolph (Paul Rudolph, 100 years of Space and Form – Symposium) in Palm Springs we had already learned a little more about…… Continue reading ‚Carl by Car’ @ Sarasota MOD Weekend 2020!
Merry Christmas from Architect and Friends!
After a very busy and successful year time has come to take a break also for us here at Architect and Friends! So many great projects like the Villa Gerolimich, the Casa Azzurra or the fourteen new guestrooms at the Hotel Savoy Renovation in Grado have been completed in 2019 and some great new ones like the…… Continue reading Merry Christmas from Architect and Friends!
Pierre Koenig – A view from the archive
Perhaps the world famous “Stahl House” in West Hollywood is Pierre Koenig’s best known building (thanks also to photographer Julius Schulmann) but to reduce him to just one building would definitely be wrong. And here is why: Little was known about Pierre Koenig’s great work but with his latest publication “Pierre Koenig – A view…… Continue reading Pierre Koenig – A view from the archive
Bulgaria’s best-known female architect…
Recently we found an article about a female architect from Bulgaria and asked ourselves: How comes that we don’t know anything about local architecture there? Stefka Georgieva is an exceptional protagonist on the Bulgarian architectural scene in the 1960s and 70s behind the Iron Curtain. Focusing on the buildings and projects she designed, Architektur im Ringturm shows a…… Continue reading Bulgaria’s best-known female architect…
TRUTH TO BE TOLD
During this year’s Modernism Week in Palm Springs we attended a lecture about iconic LA architect Craig Ellwood. A small detail remained in our memories – a short film like we’ve never seen before by his daughter Erin Ellwood, a designer and film-maker based in Ojai, California. We all know the stories about the famous…… Continue reading TRUTH TO BE TOLD
Survival Through Design
Over the past years many great documentaries and architecture films like Infinite Space – The Architecture of John Lautner had the big screening out in the valley during Modernism Week in Palm Springs, California. This year’s edition features another world premiere on February 17th, 2019 @4pm: “Neutra – Survival Through Design” Neutra – Survival Through…… Continue reading Survival Through Design
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!
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
Merry Christmas from Architect and Friends!
After a very successful year time has come to take a break also for us here at Architect and Friends. So many great projects like the Golling Loft or the first room of the Hotel Savoy Renovation in Grado have been completed in 2018 and many new ones started and will continue in 2019. So what…… Continue reading Merry Christmas from Architect and Friends!
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
MARK YOUR CALENDARS: Architecture is Culture – Piran Days of Architecture 2018
We are very happy to announce this year’s topic of PDA – Piran Days of Architecture: ARCHITECTURE IS CULTURE Maja and her team have chosen another great topic and organized this year’s event/conference with all their love and passion for architecture (and Piran) – we’re quite sure that it will be another great success: Nowadays…… Continue reading MARK YOUR CALENDARS: Architecture is Culture – Piran Days of Architecture 2018
Frank Lloyd Wright – The man who built America
Following our unforgettable trip to Taliesin West last February (tweet) we would like to share a video about Frank Lloyd Wright’s life and work. There’s still so much we don’t know about him. BBC TWO: Frank Lloyd Wright is America’s greatest ever architect. But few people know about the Welsh roots that shaped his life…… Continue reading Frank Lloyd Wright – The man who built America