Moleskine App for iPad: The Hand of the Architect

Screenshot via iTunes

Our favorite sketchbook has gone digital! Moleskine presents The Hand of the Architect – an iPad featuring 378 sketches and drawings from 110 internationally renowned architects, such as Assadi, Botta, Fuksas, Graves, Gregotti, Hadid, Foster and Piano, “showing that every project always begins by hand”. All the works were collected by FAI (Italian National Trust) with the aim of raising funds to restore Piero Portaluppi’s Villa Necchi, known as a 1930s masterpiece of Italian rationalism in Milan. Sketches and drawings are accompanied by essays, captions and the biographies of the architects. You can purchase the for $18.99 here on iTunes.

In case you missed it, check out Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater iPad App and Zaha Hadid Architects iPhone & iPad App, previously featured here on ArchDaily.

Villa Necchi / Piero Portaluppi © Ester Moscati

Seen it first on ARCHITECT magazine.
Villa Necchi photo by Flickr user Ester Moscati, licensed through Creative Commons.

Cite: Rosenfield, Karissa. "Moleskine App for iPad: The Hand of the Architect" 14 Mar 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 29 May 2015. <>
  • Sam

    I know a free app that provide much much more, its called the “internet”.

  • Chantelle Summer

    Mies van der Rohe