We are very pleased to announce the 39th Piran Days of Architecture 2022! The conference will take place on Saturday, November 26 in the Auditorium Portoroz - This year's highly relevant topic: HONEST ARCHITECTURE We live in a time of rapid technological development, globalisation, mutual interdependence, and great unpredictability. Architecture, which is inextricably tied to… Continue reading …Honest Architecture…
We are very pleased to announce the 39th Piran Days of Architecture 2022! The conference will take place on Saturday, November 26 in the Auditorium Portoroz – This year’s highly relevant topic: HONEST ARCHITECTURE We live in a time of rapid technological development, globalisation, mutual interdependence, and great unpredictability. Architecture, which is inextricably tied to…… Continue reading …Honest Architecture…
Inspired by many creative ideas and initiatives around the globe Architect & Friends together with Hotel Savoy Grado had the idea to launch the platform GRADO, MY HAPPY PLACE! dedicated to the the support of suffering hotels, restaurants, bars, shops and many other services hit by Covid-19. Joining forces with Consorzio Grado Turismo, Architect & Friends…… Continue reading Grado, My Happy Place 2020! Support your favorite business!
A succsessful and exciting year is coming to an end leaving many emotions, ideas and new friends! We would like to thank you all for following us and Architect on Tour will continue to provide news about architecture, interiors and many more in 2018! Un anno felice e pieno di emozioni sta per finire lasciando…… Continue reading Season’s Greetings from Architect and Friends!
Hey out there, time has come to remind you that Modernism Week Fall preview kicks off next week. After more than 90,000 visitors last February, between October 19th and 22nd a variety of tours, open houses, cocktail parties and lectures will be offered around town. “The Fall Preview is a wonderful opportunity for attendees…… Continue reading Friendly reminder: Modernism Week Fall Pereview 2017 is near!
As Modernism Week is just around the corner we’ve started to search for lesser known Modernist architecture between Los Angeles and Palm Springs. The fact that we didn’t even know that a Swiss style alpine village such as Idyllwild even exists in Southern California made us curious – and we found this hidden gem that…… Continue reading Hidden Gem in Idyllwild, California – John Lautner’s Pearlman Cabin
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…… Continue reading Mid-Century Modern in Italy and California – Then and now
Piran, known for its magnificent setting along Slovenia’s Adriatic Coast maybe isn’t known that much for being an architectural meeting place each November when architects are flocking in to attend the Piran Days of Architecture – the 34th edition this year! This year’s topic will be SURFACE OF THE ARCHITECTURAL SPACE “Architectural space is always made of…… Continue reading Piran Days of Architecture 2016 – Surface of Architectural Space
While in Vienna, Austria a visit at the Architekturzentrum Wien is always a great idea to meet local architects and to get an update of the latest in Austrian architecture. Last Thursday the exhibition “In the End: Architecture” opened to the public which marks a milestone in AzW’s history honoring it’s retiring founding director Dietmar…… Continue reading In the End: Architecture – Journeys through Time (1959 – 2019)
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…… Continue reading 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…… Continue reading Catch of the Week – A late summer breeze
INSIDE FREY HOUSE II Two years ago we were one of the view lucky ones to get tickets for the Frey House II in Palm Springs, California and were really impressed by Albert Frey’s masterpiece of desert modernism. For those who have never been to Palm Springs or didn’t get tickets we would like to…… Continue reading INTO THE FREY – INSIDE FREY HOUSE II
This, perhaps provocative question, is the point of departure for this comprehensive exhibition we would like to propose if you are visiting Salzburg until November 6th, 2016. Anti:modern assembles work by an international cast of artists to draw a differentiated picture of modernity. The show examines numerous events and phenomena in western Austria, gathering evidence…… Continue reading Is Salzburg indeed anti-modern?
On the occasion of Modernism Week which takes place next February in Palm Springs, California the perfect idea for a weekend out in the desert is the Modernism Week Preview from October 21th till 23th. If you’ve never been out to the desert you should hurry up – Tickets are already on sale here. See Palm Springs…… Continue reading FALL PREVIEW – MODERNISM WEEK 2016 – FRIENDLY REMINDER
To be honest, fashion and trends don’t really matter that much when it comes down to real world problems as posted in our previous blog about the Building Peace Foundation. However, there are some very interesting “fashion meets art “initiatives around trying to help in both, global and local areas. One of them is Citizens of Humanity, a…… Continue reading Humanity N°8 – Citizens of Humanity and Reyer Labor
Last week we were invited to a, as we thought, dinner party at Castello di Buttrio next to Udine but it turned out that there was something very special behind it. Later that evening we watched a touching, not yet released video about preventing lost generations. It was all about the Building Peace Foundation, established in 2014…… Continue reading RE:BUILD – HOW TO DRAW A BEAUTIFUL FUTURE
Finding the right lighting (and light) for your project can be tricky nowadays! Till now LED lamps and bulbs had the problem that most of them generated horrible results when thinking about natural old-style bulb light and the color rendering index hardly reached a CRI of 80. With today’s warmer colors at 2700 K and a…… Continue reading FontanaArte IO – Designed for LED light sources – The perfect shaped wall lamp