Architect and Friends is a design and development practice located on the Island of Grado in Northern Italy and Fuschl am See in Austria.
Michael Atzenhofer and his team focuses on finding new possibilities for living and working through the integration of architecture, interiors and landscape, the merger of sustainable construction techniques with attention down to smallest details, commitment to craft and passion for surrounding cultural and economic environments.
Based on an innovative and flexible team, selected carefully for each project, a diverse group of individuals with expertise in a wide range of fields - from architecture, interiors, landscape, construction to project administration and accounting - gives form, shape and character to each project and accompanies each client through the entire design and building process. Every design choice made is based on continuous research for new, experimantal or even almost forgotten products, materials and construction details to create tailor-made, unique projects.
Recent projects include the renovation and extension of Döllerer's Genusswelten, the renovation of Villa Gerolimich, a historic seaside villa from 1956 and the new guest rooms at Hotel Savoy Grado.
"Our strategy is to uncover the obvious and best solution, in large and in small scale, indoor and outdoor in close collaboration with our clients." - Michael Atzenhofer, Architect
Services:, architecture, interiors, adaptive re-use, renovation, feasibilty studies, sustainable design