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New: cultural event calendar

Author: Mieke, Posted: February 24th, 2016

CCCB Adria GoulaSince the beginning of 2016 we launched the MIMOA cultural event calendar: the online guide to international cultural events related to architecture and design.

We just added some very attractive and varying events for the coming months. Check out what's happening in New York, Rotterdam, Paris, London and beyond. And find out when and where to attend a guided tour, interesting exhibition, film night, creative workshop, dazzling party and unique meet & greet.

Are you organizing or do you want to share an event on MIMOA?
Tip us! Email:

photo: ©CCCB. Adrià Goula, 2011


New! Advertisement possibilities on MIMOA

Author: Mieke, Posted: October 31st, 2012

MIMOA has renewed the advertisement possibilities!
Go to this page for more details and our new Mediakit 2013.


Killer architecture apps – an overview by architecture magazine Mark

Author: Naomi, Posted: March 7th, 2012

There are all kinds of architecture related applications for your mobile device. Apps to help you run your business, apps to draft and draw. Architecture magazine and news apps. Inspiration-apps on architectural photography and 3D images. Complete life works, monologues, catalogs and portfolios have been re-sized to fit your mobile device. You can find lists of architecture quotes and for even more entertainment: apps with architecture quizzes. Technical apps to see the future or (maybe better) remember the past. Also apps that show you what could have been, or would have been if only there was more money / more courage / more time / more vision / less problems (choose whatever fits best). You can even add your rating and comments and with doing so, add to the never ending discussion on what’s ugly and what’s not… And did you know that Zaha Hadid Architects also has an ‘official app’?

The English-language architecture magazine Mark has published an article about apps. Killer architecture applications for your mobile phone. The MIMOA iPhone app is also included. What the article confirms is that, amongst all these nice (or is it ‘niche’?) apps, the one functionality that really adds to the mobile-world we now live in, is the ‘guide-app’. Showing you what architecture is near you, when you’re there. Making sure you will never again miss that one building, just around the corner.

mark #36You can find the article in edition #36 of the Mark Magazine. Or, download the full article here.

Go to the itunes store to download the MIMOA iPhone app on your mobile.



update: MIMOA app is free!

Author: Mieke, Posted: December 9th, 2011

MIMOA app for free

In may 2010 we launched the MIMOA app 1.0. Since then the MIMOA iPhone app can be downloaded from the iTunes app store for the likeable price of € 1,59. The MIMOA app turned out to be a success. Many people around the world are enjoying the app to find architecture on the go. You can browse maps based on your location and let your iPhone guide you as you wander through your next destination.

Breaking news: the MIMOA app is now free of charge!
After one and a half year we decided to make the MIMOA app free of charge to make the app even more accessible for all of you!
Download the MIMOA app in the iTunes app store.

What’s next?
We’ve got big plans and high ambitions for the MIMOA app in the (near) future. The design sketches for app version 2.0 are in fact ready. The only thing missing is funding…. So if you know some brand or company who: is seeking for possibilities to reach +100k architects and cultural travellers, identifies itselve with the MIMOA user and would love to be the exclusive sponsor of the MIMOA iPhone app 2.0?


Update: New community buttons

Author: Naomi, Posted: May 23rd, 2011

As some regular returning visitors have noticed, we’ve recently renewed the community buttons on our project detail page. To make sharing of projects even more easier.
The new buttons are located just beneath the photos.The project detail page is the ‘one page publication’ of each project that’s published on MIMOA.
Like this page.

The new community buttons use the AddThis sharing system. They’re fit to the latest (and most used) social media (such as Facebook and Twitter integration). Hope you like (like, like!) and use them frequently! 

Furthermore we’ve been working on several other smaler updates.
Here’s a short summary:


  • Internet Explorer 9 browser related issues with viewing the map (long story. Let’s just say we’re not fan of Microsoft Internet Explorer).
  • States (if there are any) are added to the address field (in the left column on the project detail page). The states are also included in the address field within the Mi guide pdf export.
  • We added several interface improvements on the Content Management System we’re using. This makes content editing and checking easier, and reduces the amount of human errors and therewith corrections afterwards.
  • The bug in the ‘sort by relevance/rating/completion date function’ is fixed.
  • We’ve been working on the performance of the map, and tweaked the code to speed up the view and clustering of projects.

support: iPhone app troubleshooting

Author: Naomi, Posted: April 3rd, 2011

You downloaded the MIMOA iPhone app, and have some difficulties getting the app to work? Here’s a 4 step check-list to systematically search the source of the problem you’re experiencing. These tips will help you resolve the most common application issues.

  1. Are you using the latest iOS firmware on your iPhone / iPad / iPod touch?
  2. Did you install latest MIMOA iPhone app update on your device
  3. Try deleting the app, hard rebooting the device, and reinstalling the MIMOA iPhone app from the App Store. You do not need to pay for it twice, you are prompted to download it again for free.
  4. Do other location / geo-based applications work properly on your iPhone? If not, check your personal settings on your device ….

If none of these tips solve anything, please let us know, and don’t forget to mention the following:

* type of iPhone you’re using + the latest firmware
* the version of the MIMOA app you’ve installed
* are you connected through wifi or 3G
* attach the crash report log files, so we can forward it to our developers

Please send us your feedback. We use it to improve the application. Hopefully we will be able to solve your issues soon. Meanwhile if something changes, we would appreciate it if you let us know.


Parool: MIMOA App of the Day

Author: Naomi, Posted: December 1st, 2010

The MIMOA iPhone APP was choosen ‘App of the day’ by the Amsterdam Newspaper Het Parool on December 1, 2010.
We scored:

Fun: *****
Useful: ***
Interface: ****


More improvements for MIMOA iPhone app v.1.1

Author: Mieke, Posted: June 24th, 2010


Change of plans: more improvements!
On June 16th we informed you about the MIMOA app update coming soon. We decided to expand and enhance the coming update even more. We wouldn’t appeal to your patience if we weren’t convinced this more extensive update would answer more of your remarks and meet your wishes even better.

What improvements can be expected in the MIMOA app v.1.1?

  • new and improved loading procedure
    reducing loading-time, the option to load/skip project-updates, more accurate search for your current location
  • stability improvement
    hopefully preventing those hitches and crashes
  • search optimalisation
    in terms of defining relevancy of search results and improvement of the lay out to make it more user-friendly
  • designers filterlist truly alphabetic
    no difference in capital or lower-case
  • lay-out optimalisations
    f.i. background photos turned to black, photos turning to landscape view, cleaner outlining and minimum fontsize in mapview and several other minor improvements

When can you expect the update to be available?
We increased the pace and set ourselves the goal to have the work done before the end of this week. And as we see it now, we will be able to submit this great update to Apple coming Friday at the latest.
The release date depends on response-rate of Apple. If you want to be one of the first to know, follow us on twitter.
We’re sorry to keep you waiting just a little longer, as promised it will be well worth it!

You don’t have the MIMOA iPhone app yet?
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MIMOA iPhone app update coming soon!

Author: Mieke, Posted: June 16th, 2010

MIMOA app 1.0

It’s been two and a half weeks since the launch of the MIMOA iPhone app v.1.0, and we’ve received quite a lot of compliments, great feedback and reviews since. Last week we shared some testimonials and we’re very pleased to see that our app is doing great in the iTunes Appstore. (f.i.: we’re steady moving around in the top 10 of most popular paid apps in travel category in the Dutch Appstore – 6th place at time of writing).

But we’re aware of the fact the MIMOA app is not perfect yet. Some people are experiencing some tricky problems at starting up, and the stability of the app has to improve to avoid crashing while loading more projects around you and/or switching between different resultpages and the map.

Update v.1.1
Well, we’ve got good news! The last two weeks we’ve carefully been assembling all feedback and bug reports and have been working on the improvement. The most significant issues to be solved in the MIMOA app v.1.1 have to do with the stability and a change in starting up procedure. These improvements will reduce loading-time, give you the option to load/skip project-updates, and search for your current location. Further more there will be some minor changes in the lay-out of the app and the project photos will be shown also in landscape.

Because we take the issues regarding the instability and loading-time very seriously we find it crucial to solve them as soon as possible.

We’re planning to have the new update, MIMOA app v.1.1, ready for review at the end of this week. The release date depends on response-rate of Apple. If you want to be one of the first to know, follow us on twitter.

Feedback & feature requests
We’ve been appreciating all of your feedback, tips and compliments. We try to react to everyone personally. If you have any (new!) bugs to report, feel free to write a comment underneath this post or email us. It will be helpful if you include the type of device (iPod/iPhone3G/3GS) you’re using and if you have wifi or not. Please do not re-send any known issues (see these comments).

When sending in feature requests: please bear in mind that the app is not an extension of the features & functionality that you find on the website. It does not have all the same filter, sort and browse functions that the website offers. It’s main focus is a ‘guide’: it shows all projects nearby your location. We take all (reasonable) comments into account for our next update.

You don’t have the MIMOA iPhone app yet?


MIMOA iPhone app v1.0 First testimonials & new update v. 1.01

Author: Naomi, Posted: June 6th, 2010

It’s been one week since the launch of the MIMOA iPhone app v.1.0, and we thought we’d share some testimonials from our users, alongside some feedback information about the latest update (version 1.01), and upcoming improvements for 1.1

RyanTau 28.05.2010:

The MIMOA app is a must have for anyone interested in architecture and travel. With an impressive database of thousands of projects throughout the world, it provides instant information on your architectural surroundings. The beauty of it is that since it is linked to the website, new projects are continually being added daily, making the app even more robust. I wish I had this 10 years ago, when I was student travelling through Europe! :)

Bedrijf2 01.06.2010

Cool app, great planner. Would seriously recommend it makes your travels much more interesting and flexible.

Inge K 01.06.2010

Nice app, discovering all kinds of beatiful architecture in my city which I never even knew existed!

Amsterbellie 01.06.2010

Great app from user generated architecture database. It takes a couple of minutes to install and download all the projects the first time. So use wifi and be patient. It’ll make you happy :-)

Some optimist 30.05.2010

This makes things easier

Thomas Traveller 28.05.2010

Great tool for travelers and architecture lovers. Full of information. Helps to navigate and find the places to be. A must for everybody who likes to travel and visit modern architecture.

Tjoemie 30.05.2010

You travel in Europa and you don’t want to miss buildings by Le Corbusier or Zaha Hadid? MIMOA is the answer.

ntorquati 28.05.2010

Una guida veramente ben curata mi piace Moltissimo! Da avere per addetti al settore e non!

New update 1.01 launched
Some users have reported to experience some problems with the app v 1.0, amongst which a bug related to the latest update of new projects on the website. Switching between list- and mapview of a selection of projects that contained one or more latest contributed projects, would result in an inconvenient crash. This is now fixed in the latest update version 1.01, launched last Friday 4th. So, make sure to update your app.

Feedback and feature requests for next version 1.1
We get quite some usefull feedback from our users, which is great. We’re constantly working on improvements, and next Tuesday we will finalize the list of updates for version 1.1. If you have any (new!) bugs to report, write a comment underneath this post before Tuesday the 8th of June, always include the type of device (iPod/iPhone3G/3GS) you’re using and if you have wifi or not. Please do not re-send any known issues (see these comments).

When sending in feature requests: please bear in mind that the app is not an extension of the features & functionality that you find on the website. It does not have all the same filter, sort and browse functions that the website offers. It’s main focus is a ‘guide’: it shows all projects nearby your location. We take all (reasonable) comments into account for our next update.

You don’t have the app yet?


The MIMOA iPhone app was featured as ‘What’s Hot’ in the Dutch iTunes store, next to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol application and KLM Dutch Airline.


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