Like me, some of you will remember the first time you went to the Olympic Park in Munich to watch a Bayern Munich soccer match in the stadium or to go up the Olympic Tower to enjoy the view of Munich. In my case it happened in the early 1980s and at that time I…… Continue reading Architecture and urban planning in Munich: The Olympic City!
Architect and Friends is very proud to have been chosen to plan their first exhibition: “Un saluto da Grado – Gruss aus Grado” On the occasion of the 130th anniversary “130 anni Turismo a Grado” we will look back at the early years of Grado and try to bring them to life through countless postcards…… Continue reading “Un saluto da Grado – Gruss aus Grado” Exhibition 2022
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?
An important, extremely topical issue, which has been pushed into the background in times of the Corona pandemic, is homelessness. Anyone of us who thinks to master and to survive this exceptional situation within his possibilities and in his environment, even to emerge strengthened from this situation, overlooks the fact that there is an increasing…… Continue reading WHO‘S NEXT? We need to talk about homelessness
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?
For us here at our studio, the California Mid-Century Modern Style which is admired until today is already impressive and inspiring when thinking of the Case Study Houses, Palm Springs or all the other great structures, furniture and materials out there but the current exhibition at the LACMA even goes a step further and deals…… Continue reading Found in Translation: Design in California and Mexico, 1915–1985
A great exhibition on Italian architecture between 1946 and 1976 is currently on display in at Kunstraum Lakeside in Klagenfurt, Austria. They’ve invited Martin and Werner Feiersinger to adapt their “Italomodern” project for Kunstraum Lakeside. Martin, an architect, has for several years been investigating little-known works of postwar architecture in Northern Italy. Based on his extensive…… Continue reading Exhibition «Italomodern. Cesenatico – Triest» @Kunstraum Lakeside
This winter Villa Manin, located next to Udine/Italy hosts an “absolutely worth a visit” exhibition about Joan Miró focused on an intense period of his work starting in 1956 when he moved to Palma de Mallorca. The exhibition brings together an important collection of his works, many of which have never been exhibited in Italy before, linked…… Continue reading Joan Miró at Villa Manin (Alone at night)
You might ask what these three cities do have in common! A lot when talking about Urban-Think Tank, an interdisciplinary design studio based in Caracas (Venezuela). Their extensive study on Torre David in Caracas and its exhibition „Torre David / Gran Horizonte“ in the Architecture Biennale in Venice in 2012 brought U-TT the Golden Lion…… Continue reading Caracas – Venice – Munich
In our summer issue we met Roberto Presta who (among other products) represents GREENWOOD VENICE, an innovative material for outdoor floors and wall coverings for our “3 questions to…” interview series for Vistacasa, wrote an article about “Tarabusino Ristorante” located in the lagoon of Grado/Italy and visited the exhibition “Paul Schneider-Elsleben, Architect” in Munich. Read more. If you…… Continue reading Vistacasa 4/2015
The Fondazione Bisazza for Design and Contemporary Architecture, a private non profit organisation near Vicenza, is hosting until July 28th a personal exhibition by Richard Meier, who is celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of his activity in 2013 since the opening of RMP studio in New York in 1963. It will include some of the most representative works of…… Continue reading Richard Meier. Architecture and Design at Bisazza Foundation
During the weekend we have seen the exhibition “Paesaggio Italia”of the Italian photographer Maurizio Galimberti in Venice. We were fascinated by the rhythm and the geometry of his work, showing things untouched, from the very basic snapshot to wall filling art work. The video about his work is worth watching. The exhibition will remain open…… Continue reading Polaroid Love