MIMOA newsletter #22

HoCo Competition MIMOACompetition: 5 copies of HoCo to be won!

a + t Publishers gave us 5 copies of their new volume HoCo Density Houding Construction & Costs to raffle among our readers!

Part of the a+t Density series, HoCo is dedicated to the analysis of collective housing (comparing 32 collective housing projects) and is noted for including construction systems within the field of study and comparison, besides the costs of each project.

How to participate? ust post a comment at the bottom of our blogpost and say something nice! No difficult questions or complicated requests, just a pleasant note to compensate the bad news, that's spread around everywhere since we're in somekind of inconvenient recession. So make us happy and you're in! Winners will be selected at random.

The competition will stay open up until the 27th of July.

Read more on MIMOA's weblog >>

Beyond MediaBeyond Media festival in Florence, Italy

On Thursday July 9, 2009 the ninth edition of BEYOND MEDIA, international festival for architecture and media, is opened at the Stazione Leopolda in Florence, Italy.

It includes a rich program of videos, exhibitions, and a symposium in which the protagonists of the international debate on media in architecture will participate. With it's current theme VISIONS, the BEYOND MEDIA festival will encourage reflection and comparison, will promote discussion of emerging issues, and will involve young architects and artists who are active in the construction of contemporary architecture.

Spending your holidays near Florence this summer, and interested to go join? The festival is open to the public through July 17.

Read more at MIMOA's weblog >>

MIMOA the storyHow we did it: MIMOA the story

MIMOA was born out of personal frustration: never being able to find the right addresses of most recent Modern Architecture when you set out to choose and prepare a city trip. We spent hours aimlessly flipping through hundreds of dusty architecture magazines that do not include addresses.

Even though we havenít been around that long (since September 2007), we often get emails that surpass the usual technical questions or general remarks. Visitors want to know ëhow we did ití. How did we start; which path we took; why we made certain decisions; where are we going and what do we need?

To answer these questions we decided to start a series of blog posts, filed under the category ëMIMOA: the storyí.
The series of posts can be read as an approach to building, maintaining and managing an on-line architecture guide. Some of the issues we address are interesting to the larger extend of ëCommunitiesí or ëWeb 2.0', and might offer some fresh perspective for other social entrepreneurs, designers, beginners, professionals, students and bloggers working on a new idea.

Oh and yes, feedback is more than welcome - write us a comment!

Read more at MIMOA's weblog >>

new layoutOrder the Mi shirt

Good news: you can order the Mi shirt, and sponsor MIMOA.
Costing: Euro 25,-, (including tax and shipping-costs worldwide).
Sizes for Women: S, M and L. Sizes for Men: M, L and XL

And to make it easy: you can pay with PayPal!

Click to order at MIMOA's weblog >>

Latest additions

Here's a list of projects that have recently been contributed by MIMOA members:

San Paolo Church

A monolith of pure geometry, absolute, in a tin box.

San Paolo Church

address: Via del Roccolo, 06034 Foligno, Italy
Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas
contributed by: Massimiliano_Fuksas_Architect

Serpentine Pavilion 2009

A stunning Pavilion that resembles a reflective cloud or a floating pool of water

Serpentine Gallery Pavillion 2009

address: Kensington Gardens 1, W2 3XA London, United Kingdom
architect: Sanaa
contributed by: Joao Sousa, London

21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art

And here again a project by SANAA, which includes water

21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art

address: Hirosaka 1-2-1, 920-8509 Kanazawa, Japan
architect: SANAA
contributed by: Julialala

Roosendaal Pavilion

The roof of this restaurant becomes a public space.

Roosendaal Pavilion

address: Nieuwe Markt 23, 4701 Roosendaal, Netherlands
architect: : RenÈ van Zuuk Architekten
contributed by: Rene_van_Zuuk

The High Line

Constructed in the 1930s, to lift dangerous freight trains off Manhattan's streets. Now open as a public park.

The High Line

address: Gansevoort Street 100, NY 10011 New York, United States
architect: James Corner Field Operations, Diller Scofidio + Renfro
contributed by: Haaijk

Horten Headquarters

Danish law firm Horten wanted their new headquarters to present itself in a contemporary as well as classical and solid way.

Horten Headquarters

address: Philip Heymanns Alle 7-9, DK-2900 Copenhagen, Denmark
architect: 3XN
contributed by: 3XN

Latest Guides

All MIMOA visitors can create and download their own personal architecture guide: the Mi guide. Here are some selected Mi guides that other MIMOA-members have been making.
architecture guide tokyo

architecture guide paris

architecture guide social housing

More information

MIMOA is a free user generated Modern Architecture guide with addresses and maps. It provides exactly the information you need to visit and find buildings, bridges, parks, squares, interiors and public art. Everybody can contribute projects to MIMOA, and everybody can create their own personal architecture guide out of all these projects. It is the best source of information for your city trip with all Modern Architecture in one view.

Go ProPro account on MIMOA

Architects and project team members who have several of their projects published on MIMOA, can use a special service: The Pro account. Promote your office on our large internationally known platform, and use MIMOA for your portfolio: here you can organize all of your projects, add extra pages, edit office description, disciplines, logo and contact-details. Read more>>

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