A great read not only for architects! After many trips to the West Coast, when we think of architects from the Mid-Century Modern era who all built in California, many names come to mind such as John Lautner, Richard Neutra, Rudolph Schindler, Albert Frey, William Kreisel, Pierre Koenig or Craig Ellwood and these are just…… Continue reading Catch of the Week: Notes From Another Los Angeles!
Mainspring Narrative Films founders Jake and Tracey Gorst have produced some of the best architecture films such as Frey: Parts I and II, The Nature of Modernism: E. Stewart Williams, Architect or desert Utopia: Mid-Century Architecture in Palm Springs, just to name a view. They are currently working on their next great project “New England Modernism: Revolutionary…… Continue reading New England Modernism: Revolutionary Architecture in the 20th Century
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!
When Modernism Week announced to switch to virtual events during its 2020 Fall Preview, we got curious who else could have new ideas for virtual events when it comes to architecture and design! For us Europeans even in “quiet” times it’s not easy to visit many interesting local architecture event in the U.S. and therefor…… Continue reading Catch of the Week: AIA Austin Homes Tour 2020 – An incredible online experience for a global audience!
After Modernism Week is before Modernism Week for us since eight years now and this year we’re really concerned that our next trip to California could be canceled. It’s very sad to see how California and the whole United States are suffering, we think that we all know the reasons! But there’s a ray of…… Continue reading Modernism Week in crazy times!
During this year’s Modernism Week in Palm Springs we booked tickets for a lecture without knowing much about its topic: “Chasing Ossipoff: Walker Warner Architects on Building Upon Inspiration”. So we sent ourselves to an unknown territory regarding Modernism in the Pacific, especially in Hawaii! The lecture that Mr. Warner gave was one of the…… Continue reading What do you know about Hawaiian Modern?
What Modernism Week is for Palm Springs in February and La Biennale is for Venice in May is the International Architectural Conference for Piran in November! They all represent the highlights of every architectural year when it comes to exhibitions, tours and lectures! The focus for 2019 will be on renovation and transformation: From the old to…… Continue reading 37TH PIRAN DAYS OF ARCHITECTURE 2019 – From the old to a new life!
Come with us! – Find our latest news, images and great finds during Modernism Week 2019 on Twitter @architectontour Image: Michael Atzenhofer, Architect
During the 1950s, 60s and 70s a simple but beautiful element has been used for various reasons like ventilation, shading or privacy in large and small scale projects around the world – the Concrete Screen Block! In Europe, the Americas or even in Africa these simple but beautiful bricks with their sheer endless decorations and…… Continue reading Decorative elements in Architecture, then and now!
Modernism Week in Palm Springs, California is the perfect place for book hunting! Here you can find lesser known or brand new publications in many places and shops around town. One of our latest finds we purchased at the Modernism Week Camp in Downtown this February we would like to present today: The Creative Architect…… Continue reading Catch of the Week: The Creative Architect – Inside the Great Midcentury Personality Study
Palm Springs is best known for being the capital of West Coast Mid-Century Modernism and this is why also this year we’ll go out to the desert to visit, enjoy and learn about this great period. Coming over from Europe makes it even more exciting as there is no comparable location or event there. During…… Continue reading Albert Frey and A. Lawrence Kocher’s Aluminaire House will arrive in Palm Springs
During Modernism Week 2017 in Palm Springs, California a series of interesting films will be shown, many of them U.S. or West Coast premiers. Here’s the first one we would like to recommend: West Coast Premier of Neutra Film, “Windshield: A Vanished Vision” February 21, 2017 | 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm | Camelot Theatres 2300 E. Barista…… Continue reading Windshield: A Vanished Vision
If you want to get more into Modernism in Palm Springs there’s a great new way to do it. The new book about William Krisel and his “Palm Springs” is not just a book with more than 200 pictures and dozens of drawings of his architecture, it’s the first major monograph of Coachalla Valley’s busiest architect…… Continue reading Do you know William Krisel?
A distinctive new hotel complex with butterfly roofs, CorTen steel siding, and clerestory windows has made its fashion statement in Palm Springs Source: Arrive Hotel Shows Off Sleek Modern Look
The 16th Annual Modernism Show & Sale in Palm Springs is not done growing with plans to expand exhibit space, a lounge, and more midcentury modern dealers. Source: More Expansion Ahead for Modernism Show & Sale
Here we go! Every February thousands of “Modernistas” flock out to Palm Springs for Modernism Week. This year’s 11th edition started on Thursday with a big kick-off party. So far so good, but how to spend a perfect day or weekend filled with neighborhood home tours, lectures and parties? Well, here are our favorites for a memorable stay: Driving out…… Continue reading The perfect Modernista’s Day in Palm Springs, California!