Archive for the ‘news’ Category

3
Feb

Lithuanian architecture in the spotlight

Author: Mieke, Posted: February 3rd, 2015

Lithuania
Land of the lush plains, meandering rivers and extensive forests. Therefore it's not surprising that the traditional architecture in Lithuania is wooden. Indeed, Lithuania of today is still rich with wooden architecture. A warm counterpart of the modern concrete, glass and steel structures that characterize contemporary architecture worldwide as also in present-day Lithuania.
 
To welcome Lithuania to the Eurozone, we hereby present you some great examples of modern architecture in Lithuania. From the brutalist architecture of Palace of Concerts and Sports to the wooden Rupert art center and the glass Baltic Hearts. These inspiring projects proof that Lithuania is not only the geographical centre of Europe *), but definitely one of the architectural hotspots of Europe as well.

WIX.COM OFFICE in Vilnius
design by: Inblum architects
photo by: Darius Petrulaitis
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CREMATORIUM in Kedainia
design by: Gintautas Natkevicius
photo by: Gintaras Cesonis
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LIJO HOTEL in Gargzdai
design by: DO Architects & aketuri architektai
photo by: Andre Baldi
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View more architecture in Lithuania >>

These projects were included in MIMOA's 52nd newsletter.
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*) In 1989, researchers of the French National Geographical Institute found that Europe's geographical centre was in Lithuania, 26km westwards from capital Vilnius.

23
Dec

Architecture in the snow…

Author: Mieke, Posted: December 23rd, 2014

The MIMOA team wishes you happy holidays!
And because we all dream of a white christmas… we showed you some great 'architecture in the snow' in our latest news update:

SKILIFT CARMENNA in Arosa, Schwitzerland
designed by: Bearth & Deplazes
photo by: Ralph Feiner
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TOP OF TIROL GIPFELPLATTFORM, Stubaier-Gletscher, Austria
design and photo by: Aste architecture
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VIEWPOINT STEGASTEIN in Aurland, Norway
designed by: Saunders Architecture & Tommie Wilhelmsen                                                   
photo by: Todd Saunders
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MARACON HOUSE in Maracon, Schwitzerland
designed by: Localarchitecture
photo by: Milo Keller
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View all 12 selected 'architecture in the snow' projects here >>

MIMOA has sent out its 51st news update just before Christmas.
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9
Oct

Architecture guide – Mei architects and planners

Author: Mieke, Posted: October 9th, 2014

mei featured guide - bookletThis new MIMOA guide features the work of the Dutch architecture firm Mei architects and planners. It includes 16 of the best works of Mei in The Netherlands, mostly located in their hometown Rotterdam and varying from a small and detailed bridge between two monuments, to the famous Schiecentrale and a sneak preview of the design of one of the largest re-use projects in the Netherlands in the coming years. The work of Mei is introduced by a preface written by the Dutch architecture critic Piet Vollaard.
"If the architecture of Mei could be summed up in one slogan, then it would be something like: no-nonsense modernist redevelopment architecture."

View the guide here or download it directly as pdf >>

The featured guide – Mei architects and planners is the first guide of a series of architect firms. Mei is the first office added to the MIMOA gallery of great architects. 

18
Jul

NEW! Book a guided architecture tour through MIMOA

Author: Mieke, Posted: July 18th, 2014

Group-and-guide-headerLet MIMOA guide you along the famous architectural highlights and less known hidden gems. 
MIMOA offers group tours, guided by local architects, in various cities in Europe and beyond. A welcoming alternation during your summer beach holiday and a perfect completion of your city trip!

Guided architecture tours in 30 cities
Guided group tours are offered in Amsterdam, Antwerp, Athens, Barcelona, Belgrade, Berlin, Brussels, Gent, Ivrea, Lisbon, Milan, Munich, Paris, Porto, Rotterdam, Santiago de Compostela, Sydney and Turin.
And the list of destinations is growing. Cities soon to be added to the list are:
Bilbao, Cologne, Doha, Düsseldorf, Graz, Ljubljana, Istanbul, Madrid, New York, Oslo and Rome.

In multiple languages
Depending on the city, tours are available in multiple languages, you can choose different themes and duration of the tour.

More information?
Check out the City info page for the actual list of cities in which MIMOA offers guided group tours and visit the city pages for more detailed information. Or contact us directly to share your travel wishes! Send your email to: travel@mimoa.eu.

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27
Jun

30.000 MIMOA members

Author: Mieke, Posted: June 27th, 2014

We’re proud to let you know we’ve reached a great milestone: since last month MIMOA counts over 30.000 registered members.
We would like to thank you all for being part of our community. Thank you for sharing your feedback, compliments and comments, for using MIMOA and for contributing all those beautiful, interesting and hidden gems in architecture. We appreciate it very much and strive to let MIMOA expand and improve even more in the future. We won’t be able to do so without your help, support and contributions. So keep up the good work!

Download here an infographic about the facts & figures on our 30.000 members:

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18
Jun

MIMOA at Pritzker Prize Award ceremony

Author: Mieke, Posted: June 18th, 2014

architecture guide amsterdamMIMOA Architecture guide Amsterdam – Pritzker Prize tour. photo on cover by Iwan Baan

On Friday 13th of June MIMOA teamed up with architour to guide around 160 international guests of the Pritzker Architecture Prize in Amsterdam.

The 2014 Pritzker Prize Ceremony to honor laureate Shigeru Ban took place on Friday afternoon in Amsterdam outside the recently re-opened Rijksmuseum. The morning of the ceremony 160 of the international guests enjoyed a 2,5 hour boattrip through Amsterdam, starting at the Prinsengracht and passing the greatest architectural highlights along the new waterfront, Het IJ. For this special occasion MIMOA produced an exclusive architecture guide of Amsterdam.

The booklet features 25 of the most important architectural highlights along the route, s.a. the Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ by 3XN, Nemo by Renzo Piano and ofcourse the Eye Film Institute by Delugan Meissl Associated Architects

The Architecture guide – Pritzker Prize tour can be viewed and downloaded here >>

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12
Mar

> 3.000 Facebook likes!

Author: Mieke, Posted: March 12th, 2014

MIMOA fb 3000The MIMOA Facebook fanpage counts 3.000 likes. To all of our dedicated fans: thanks for following us!
On a daily base we tweet about all the new added projects on MIMOA. A selection of these projects will be featured on our Facebook fanpage.
Don't miss the new updates and follow or like MIMOA!

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17
Oct

Google Field trip on Glass

Author: Mieke, Posted: October 17th, 2013

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Google Brings Field Trip To Glass
In a video demoing the Field Trip on Glass experience, you can see how the app works in action as you day trip around and explore the architectural gems around you.

MIMOA is proud to be one of the publishing partners of Google Field Trip. Read more about this partnership here >>
Not having a pair of Google Glass yet? Download the Google Field Trip app for Android of iPhone. Great fun too!

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16
Oct

Modern Architecture Game: winners announced

Author: Naomi, Posted: October 16th, 2013

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MIMOA teamed up with NEXT Architects to give away
5 free copies of the Modern Architecture Game.

The winners are:

Sarah Schrodt
Ron Westland
Ana Golub
Emiliano da Conceicao
Lito Rodousaki

Each winner will receive the trivia game with more than 1000 questions about architecture, by mail.

Also, the first 100 contestants will get a discount voucher that they can redeem when they buy the game through NEXT architects.

We wish all winners happy evenings filled with architecture-joy!
We’re sorry if you weren’t amongst the happy five, but keep an eye one our blog for new raffles to come.

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28
Aug

The Modern Architecture Game Quiz

Author: Mieke, Posted: August 28th, 2013

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NEXT architects and MIMOA are giving away free copies of the exclusive Modern Architecture Game to five lucky readers, so come and play.

This summer NEXT architects proudly present the second edition of the successful Modern Architecture Game: a trivia game with more than 1000 questions about architecture. According to the creators “The game sheds light on the practice of architecture from the past century; including highs and lows, blunders and scandals, innovations and disasters.” The first edition successfully sold out, just weeks after its release in 2012. Now a second batch is ready to hit the stores.

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