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Donating to MIMOA Author: Mieke, Posted: April 25th, 2018 Filed under: Uncategorized

We have done our very best, but unfortunately we did not achieve our funding goal at Kickstarter.
The outcome is different than hoped for, but at the same time we are very proud of what we have achieved and of all the positive and positive reviews / tweets / posts we received during the campaign.

What happens now?
MIMOA needs a technical innovation to keep up with the current digital developments and to continue to grow, that is a fact. So we will consider how we can shape the future of MIMOA and how we can raise the essential investment in other ways. We are not giving up!

Donate directly to MIMOA!
Unfortunately all donations that came in on Kickstarter are automatically refunded. As some of the backers indicated to wish to give the donation anyway, we decided to offer the option to donate directly to MIMOA on our own website. If you love and care for MIMOA, you can here voluntarily donate to MIMOA:



Every little bit helps and with your donation we can still make the first steps towards a new MIMOA!

Read here more information about how to donate and what you can, connect and profit from your donation: mimoa.eu/blog/donate

Thank YOU! 💚

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Support MIMOA on Kickstarter! Author: Mieke, Posted: March 20th, 2018 Filed under: Uncategorized

Screenshot MIMOA Kickstarter Video

We are excited to announce that today we launched the MIMOA crowdfund campaign on Kickstarter, with the goal to realize a mobile-first redesign of MIMOA that travels with you wherever you go. To get off to a flying start we invite you to visit our Kickstarter page, donate and choose your reward.

In the past 11 years MIMOA proved its existence and serves a growing community of traveling architects and architecture lovers, but technology has overtaken us and we urgently need to renew our software. In order to secure our valuable user-generated content and implement improvements you have so fiercely desired (yes, we got the message!), we are reaching out to all architecture fans around the world to  help build a complete new MIMOA: an advanced and innovative platform, future-proof to handle the growing number of visitors ánd optimised for mobile.

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“I strongly believe in the future of MIMOA because there are still so much architectural treasures to be unearthed.  With architecture as our mutual passion, I am convinced that together we can take MIMOA to the next level.”  – Mieke Vullings, founder of MIMOA


We are very proud of our community and of what we together created  in the past 11 years. We are grateful for all the effort, support, time and energy you all donated to MIMOA.Let's keep MIMOA alive and continue in a new and up-to-date shape.
Let's do this together. We are counting on your support! hartje groen


Photo: MAAT – Museu de Arte, Arquitetura e Tecnologia
Designed by: Amanda Levete Architects
Credits: Francisco Nogueira (background photo) | Fernando Guerra, courtesy of Fundação EDP (mobile photo)

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Desayuno con Ramon Esteve Author: Mieke, Posted: March 8th, 2018 Filed under: events, news, social

IMG_2886-bn01-1024x683Recently I visited Valencia and was invited by Ramon Esteve Estudio to join them for their daily office breakfast.

Read what we discussed on their website >>
The blog is in Spanish, but see below the translation of a part of the blog.

It was a pleasure to talk with them about their work and MIMOA and to share our ambitions and inspirations.
Thanks Ramon and staff for your generous hospitality! 


A fear…
Due to the strong increase of mass tourism, some cities are getting flooded with tourists of which Amsterdam and Barcelona are just 2 examples. As a result, these cities may go down because of their own popularity. They are becoming hardly impossible to live in, locals are moving away, (foreign) investors and tourists are taking over. Also the attention is strongly drawn to the World famous classical attractions, disregarding the beauty and potential of places in the city which are less famous, more hidden but certainly just as (or even more) interesting.

A dream…
Architecture connecting people, making the World a better and safe place to live in. To be surrounded with like-minded people, sharing experiences, discovering new places…  releasing lots of positive and creative energy that catches on

A challenge…
For MIMOA to take an active role in preventing the above fear by spreading tourism and unlocking destinations.

Where do you usually find inspiration?
I mostly find my inspiration, while travelling: experiencing other cultures and meeting local people.

An advice…
Travel as much as you can to enjoy the real experience, instead of just a paper/online journey. And if you do, try to pass through your destination as a local by talking to locals, turning to the unbeaten track and discovering the hidden gems.

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Sto Isoned: Global presence, local knowledge Author: Mieke, Posted: January 25th, 2018 Filed under: MIMOA guides, partners

Guide Sto 9-11 memorial

Architecture guide Sto Isoned

This week, during the trade fair Gevel Online 2018 in Rotterdam, Sto Isoned presented a new architecture guide, created by MIMOA. The booklet shows expressive architecture all around the world, built with Sto products and systems. The 16 carefully selected projects – including the 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York, designed by Davis Brody Bond and Snøhetta, Sogn & Fjordane Art Museum, designed by C.F. Møller Architects and Vitrahaus in Weil am Rhein by Herzog & De Meuron – express Sto's concept of “Global presence, local knowledge”.

Download here the Architecture guide – Sto Isoned >>

As a facade specialist, Sto Isoned has been building a finer and energy-efficient building stock for 60 years, worldwide. Under the motto 'Building with conscience', they provide not only with first-class products, but also with advice and services that bring enormous added value for the building process. For these reasons we are pleased to welcome Sto Isoned as MIMOA Master.

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Get inspired by STO's reference projects >>

Read more about the MIMOA Masters CLUB >>
View here more MIMOA guides >>
For more information about Sto Isoned, visit: www.sto.com


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Opening Apple Park Visitor Center in Cupertino Author: Mieke, Posted: November 27th, 2017 Filed under: projects, Uncategorized

1859_FP633948The grand list of Iconic Apple Architecture by Foster and Partners has been added up with 2 new building completions in the last 2 months.

In October Apple Michigan Avenue in Chicago was completed and last week the new Visitor Center along Tantau Avenue, also designed by Foster & Partners, opened to the public, bringing the experience of Apple Park closer than ever. Designed as an exclusive public gateway to Apple Park, it features an expansive roof terrace with stunning views of the main building that offers a unique glimpse into Apple Park.

Read here more about how to visit the Visitor Center >>

1859_FP633969Nestled within a carefully planted olive grove, an exceptionally transparent envelope sits below a floating carbon-fiber roof, which cantileves over outdoor seating areas on either side. lts softly-lit timber soffit gives the interior an inviting warmth, while the full-height glazing dematerializes the building volume.

Visitors are greeted with a large scaled model of Apple Park – seemingly suspended in mid-air-mil led and finished by the same machines that create the signature Apple products. Visitors also have the opportunity to get a closer look at the main building from the roof terrace of the Visitor Center, which offers an unmatched panoramic view of Apple Park. A delicate screen of thin, curved carbon­fiber fins shades the terrace, where people can relax and take photos against the lush backdrop of Apple Park.


Stefan Behling, Head of Studio, Foster + Partners commented, "The idea was to create a delicate pavilion where visitors can enjoy the same material palette and meticulous detailing seen in the Ring Building in a relaxed setting, against the backdrop of Apple Park."

Special Apple merchandise, exclusive to the Visitor Center, is available as souvenirs. At the southern end of the Visitor Center is a café – a place of relaxation and repose, where visitors can enjoy the verdant Californian landscape that surrounds Apple Park.

Several elements from the main building are replicated at the Visitor Center to give people a taste of the precision detailing at Apple Park. For instance, the design of the staircases is inspired by the similar ones in the main building, clad with the same quartz stone, and the countertop at the café is made with the same marble as the main restaurant.

More information about the Apple Visitor Center >>

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