Save the date: This year Piran will celebrate 40 years of PDA – Piran Days of Architecture. 25/26 November 2023! More coming soon… Images: Architect & Friends, Michael Atzenhofer
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…
Do you know Marcello D’Olivo?
When you think of famous Italian architects then certainly first of Gio Ponti, Carlo Scarpa, Renzo Piano or Gino Valle. A rather unknown, but not less creative architect from Friuli Venezia Giulia who has realized projects all over the world is Marcello D’Olivo.On the occasion of the centenary of his birth, the Civici Musei di…… Continue reading Do you know Marcello D’Olivo?
Merry Christmas from Architect and Friends!
After a fantastic, creative but sometimes challenging year 2021 we wish you MERRY CHRISTMAS and a FANTASTIC NEW YEAR 2022! Hope to meet you all soon to discuss new projects in Italy or Austria… Images: Michael Atzenhofer, Architect & Friends
SAVE THE DATE: Piran Days of Architecture 2021
After a forced break in 2020, Piran Days of Architecture are finally back! The architecture conference will take place on Saturday, November 27th in the Auditorium in Portorož and there are already many interesting architects confirmed. This years’ topic: What is measurable in architecture? Measurability has always been inextricably linked to architecture. As a set of dimensions,…… Continue reading SAVE THE DATE: Piran Days of Architecture 2021
AIA Austin Homes Tour 2021
The 35th Annual AIA Austin Homes Tour will be held October 15-18, 2021. When we found the AIA Homes Tour last year we were very impressed by the quality and workmanship of the homes we’ve visited virtually! Also this year there will be an online experience for those who still have no possibility to travel.…… Continue reading AIA Austin Homes Tour 2021
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
2021 Modernism Week in Palm Springs is fantastic … (but different)!
Mark Davis and his team have done again everything possible to organize another extraordinary event for 2021 Modernism Week. We’re sure that even during this strange and uncertain period they wanted to send out a strong signal to the world when it comes to Mid-Century Modern architecture and interior design in the Coachella Valley! It…… Continue reading 2021 Modernism Week in Palm Springs is fantastic … (but different)!
Land for us all! Really?
In view of the fact that Austria is one of the largest “wasters” of land in the world, the question arises whether a trend reversal is still possible due to years of exploitation. From fake second homes in the Alps to abandoned, unused industrial areas in the eastern part of Austria to various other “ruins”, everything…… Continue reading Land for us all! Really?
Brutalism Today Worldwide – Database, Exhibition and Book
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…… Continue reading Brutalism Today Worldwide – Database, Exhibition and Book
Straight into the fall with a brand new book: EUROTOPIANS – Fragments of a different future
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…… Continue reading Straight into the fall with a brand new book: EUROTOPIANS – Fragments of a different future
A very special event: FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT 150TH BIRTHDAY GALA
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.…… Continue reading A very special event: FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT 150TH BIRTHDAY GALA
A NESPRESSO MORNING WITH ANDREAS DÖLLERER IN A HOTEL DESIGNED BY ARCHITECT AND FRIENDS!
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…… Continue reading A NESPRESSO MORNING WITH ANDREAS DÖLLERER IN A HOTEL DESIGNED BY ARCHITECT AND FRIENDS!
Erwin Wurm and Brigitte Kowanz @ VIVA ARTE VIVA in Venice!
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.…… Continue reading Erwin Wurm and Brigitte Kowanz @ VIVA ARTE VIVA in Venice!
Hidden Gem in Idyllwild, California – John Lautner’s Pearlman Cabin
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
Catch of the Week: Marcello D’Olivo – Discorso per un altra architettura
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…… Continue reading Catch of the Week: Marcello D’Olivo – Discorso per un altra architettura