Giveaway: Andre Chiote Illustrations of Iconic Buildings

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André Chiote, a Portuguese architect renowned for designing illustrations that represent some of architecture’s most iconic buildings, has agreed to give five lucky winners a copy of their favorite print. To participate, browse through Chiote’s collection on his online shop and tell us which you like the best in the comment section below.

You have until Wednesday, January 29th to submit your comments. Winners will be contacted the following day. Good luck! 

Win a Copy of Tod Williams and Billie Tsien’s Newly Released “Wunderkammer”

Wunderkammer / Tod Williams and Billie Tsien. Image Courtesy of

UPDATE: Congrats to Josh Draper of Brooklyn, winner of the Wunderkammer ! Thank you to all those who participated. 

Thanks to our friends at Yale University Press, one of our readers has the opportunity to  win a copy of the newly released book Wunderkammer by Tod Williams and Billie Tsien.

Inspired by the idea of the wunderkammer—“wonder-room” or “cabinet of curiosities”—that originated during the Renaissance, Tod Williams and Billie Tsien invited 42 celebrated architects and designers to create their own cabinets filled with objects that inspire them. Wunderkammer (December 2013) showcases the varied, evocative results along with accompanying statements by their creators, including: Shigeru Ban, Toyo Ito, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Peter Eisenman, Steven Holl, Richard Meier, Murray Moss, Diébédo Francis Keré, Juhani Pallasmaa, Elias Torres, and Peter Zumthor.

For a chance to win, all you have to do is answer the following questions in the comment section below: “If one should open your wunderkammer, what would they find and how does it inspire your work?

You have until Monday, December 16th to submit your answers. The winner will be contacted the following day. Good luck!

Giveaway: Lina Bo Bardi

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UPDATE: Congrats to Susana Duarte of Portugal, winner of the “” giveaway! Thank you to all those who participated. Keep your eyes peeled for another fantastic giveaway, courtesy of Yale University Press, in the coming weeks. 

Our friends at Yale University Press have offered to give one of our readers a newly released copy of Lina Bo Bardi by Zeuler R.M. de la Lima; with an introduction by Barry Bergdoll.

“Architecture and architectural freedom are above all a social issue that must be seen from inside a political structure, not from outside it,” – Lina Bo Bardi, 1974

This is the first comprehensive study of the Italian-Brazilian architect Lina Bo Bardi (1914-1992) and the first book about Bo Bardi ever published in English. Lina Bo Bardi (November 26) frames the influential designer’s activities on two continents and in five cities to consider how ethics, politics, and social inclusiveness influenced Bo Bardi’s intellectual engagement with modern architecture. This unprecedented volume provides an authoritative guide to her experimental, ephemeral, and iconic works.

To participate, all you have to do is answer the following question in the comment section below: “Which Lina Bo Bardi project do you find most inspiring and why?”

You have until Monday, December 2nd to submit your answers. The winner will be contacted the following day. Good luck! 

Giveaway: The Houses of Louis Kahn

The Houses of / William Whitaker and George Marcus. Image Courtesy of Yale University Press

UPDATE: Congrats to Lukas Binder of Austria, the winner of The Houses of Louis Kahn ! Thank you to all those who participated. Keep your eyes peeled for two more fantastic giveaways in the coming weeks. 

Our friends at Yale University Press have offered to give one of our readers a newly released copy of The Houses of Louis Kahn by William Whitaker and George Marcus.

Deemed by American Art and Architecture author Michael J. Lewis to be “quite simply the most important book on Kahn” published in over two decades, The Houses of Louis Kahn examines the architect’s nine major residential commissions in detail, offering an overview of Kahn’s relationship with his projects’ patrons and his active involvement with the design of interiors and furniture. The 280-page book features all new photography of the homes, alongside period photographs and original drawings, and previously unpublished materials from personal interviews, archives, and Kahn’s own writings.

To participate, all you have to do is answer the following question in the comment section below: “Which Kahn project do you find most inspiring and why?”

You have until Monday, November 18th to submit your answers. The winner will be contacted the following day. Good luck! 

ArchDaily + CEBRA Giveaway, announcing the winners

Our Cebra book contest is over! Thank you all for participating, and kudos to all fans and architectural conoisseurs among you! We got some really interesting entries – so be ready for more events like this one, coming soon. The two lucky winners are Mike Delvalle and John Putre. Congratulations, you just got a new something for the library!

And to everyone else, thanks so much for your enthusiasm. And stay tuned – next time could be your lucky break!

You can check the contest page (now closed) here – or follow our Giveaways category.