When it comes to Brutalism, people think that the rough, rough beauty of the buildings would be cold and impersonal, but that’s not true! Often reduced to a minimum, this architecture is characterized by clear lines, great spatial effects and an optimal basis for interior design. A couple of years ago the Deutsches Architekturmuseum and the… Read More Brutalism Today Worldwide – Database, Exhibition and Book
After spending a wonderful and very hot summer with interesting books like THE CREATIVE ARCHITECT or GUIDE TO EASIER LIVING we would like to take a look into the future and discover the relationship between visionary (but abandoned) buildings of the Sixties and Seventies and the future of our living: EUROTOPIANS – Fragments of a different… Read More Straight into the fall with a brand new book: EUROTOPIANS – Fragments of a different future
A very special event at Taliesin West coming up this November: FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT 150TH BIRTHDAY GALA: A RED TIE EVENT THE WHO: The event will honor America’s most famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright, and the principles he established a hundred years ago, which are still as relevant today as when he first developed them.… Read More A very special event: FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT 150TH BIRTHDAY GALA
Great news and personal gladness today here at Architect and Friends! Nespresso shot the latest episode of their mini-series “A NESPRESSOMORNING WITH …” at Genusswelten Döllerer designed and realized by Michael and Johanna Atzenhofer. Nespresso asked Andreas Döllerer what a perfect morning looks like for this busy gourmet who cooks with passion and on the… Read More A NESPRESSO MORNING WITH ANDREAS DÖLLERER IN A HOTEL DESIGNED BY ARCHITECT AND FRIENDS!
After Erwin Wurm’s big success in Venice back in 2011 (remember the Narrow House?) we were very curious to find out what his contribution will be for VIVA ARTE VIVA – Venice Biennale 2017 together with Brigitte Kowanz. On May 12th, 2017 the Austrian Cultural Minister Thomas Drozda inaugurated the Austrian Pavilion at the 57th Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte in Venice, Italy.… Read More Erwin Wurm and Brigitte Kowanz @ VIVA ARTE VIVA in Venice!
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… Read More Hidden Gem in Idyllwild, California – John Lautner’s Pearlman Cabin
What a great day! After years of searching for an original, very rare book of Marcello D’Olivo, one of the most interesting, innovative but not well known architect from Italy we found a complete book at A+M Bookstore in Milan, Italy. Finally we are able to read the whole story behind his life as an architect and artist… Read More Catch of the Week: Marcello D’Olivo – Discorso per un altra architettura
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!
Architect and Friends is proud to be featured in the newest issue of the “Doellerer Zeitung” with an article in German about the new Enoteca whose total makeover was completed in Austria last autumn. Find out more here and more about the project in this post.
Preparing for this year’s Biennale in Venice yesterday we read an interesting article on bustler.net about the U.S. Pavillion we’d like to repost here: The 2016 U.S. Venice Biennale Pavilion is one step closer to becoming a reality with today’s reveal of the “My Detroit” postcard photo competition winners. Over at the Museum of Contemporary Art… Read More A postcard from Detroit
Springtime is near and one of the places “to be” will be the 15th Biennale of Architecture in Venice. We would like to remind everyone interested in architecture that the preview this year will take place on May 26th and May 27th and the regular exhibition will open to public on Saturday, may 28th. In the meantime… Read More FRIENDLY REMINDER – Biennale Architettura Venezia 2016
About a year ago we started to get tired of all these one page simple and (all the same style) websites around and asked ourselves how to present us and our work in a better way. …and here we go! After months of writing html codes with our friend Greg from Ohio, many nights of searching images… Read More Introducing the all new Architect and Friends!
Have you ever been to Los Angeles, California? For me it’s one of the most inspiring and vibrating metropolitan areas in the world. Many Europeans don’t like L.A. because travelling there as tourists at first sight it seems to offer little to them. Leaving behind the Walk of Fame, Beverly Hills and other so called highlights… Read More Is Los Angeles really lost?
Hi there from Piran, Slovenia. We are at the 33. international architectural conference with great guests from all over the world. Thank you Maja for this inspiring weekend. Find more about the conference here.
Even two years after completion of our project in Golling/Austria we are featured in the German press release Traditional and Modern: Döllerer’s Genusswelten of Mafi Natural Wood Floors. Mafi produces natural wood floors exclusively in Austria, completely organic and individually tailor-made for each client…with more hands than machines. Press release here.
Have you ever seen this movie? Today I found it by accident while looking up other things on the web for work…but sometimes there is time left to look for some interesting stuff of my favorite american city 😉 BoingBoing writes: Despite having died more than a quarter-century ago, architectural historian Reyner Banham remains as… Read More Los Angeles in the 1970s