ARCHITECT AND FRIENDS IS A COLLABORATION BETWEEN ARCHITECT MICHAEL ATZENHOFER AND INTERIOR DESIGNER JOHANNA ATZENHOFER
Together with our team we are engaged in architecture and interior design to create something specific and unique for both the site and client. We believe that good design improves people's lives. Like the California Modernists we admire and whom we've learned so much from, we endeavor to design from the big idea down to the smallest detail in close collaboration with our clients.
In an open, creative design process we give form, shape and character to each project and accompany each client through the entire design and building process.
Our design values:
• unique identity of each project
• relation to place and culture
• honesty of materials
• expansion of space
• quality of workmanship
• light as powerful design resource
• adaptability and reuse
Michael's diverse background as an architect includes over 15 years of professional practice. His work is rooted in his sensibility for locations, spaces, proportions, quality of materials and detailed workmanship. Michael has extensive experience in residential, commercial and hospitality projects in Italy and abroad.
In recent years Michael's work is most influenced by Mid-Century Modern architecture and interiors that he studies and visits all over the world. With it's unique form, function and simplicity it builds the base from which his projects are born. One of the most formative memories was the private invitation by legendary architectural photographer Julius Shulman to his home in the Hollywood Hills.
Michael received his Master's degree in architecture (DI/MSc) from Vienna's Technical University in 2001 and is a licensed architect.
With a wide range of project experience Johanna strengthens and enhances the seamless relationship between architecture, interiors as well as the surrounding landscape from the first sketch to completion of each project.
Her passion is to source new crafting techniques and products like vintage finds, small new label products and handpicked classics from around the world to create personal and vibrant spaces.
Johanna received her Interior Design Diploma from KLC London in 1998.