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: 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book features all new photography of the homes, alongside period photographs and original drawings, and previously unpublished materials from personal interviews, archives, and Kahn’s own writings.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! 

Giveaway: ArchiSnapper, the App that Makes Site Reports So Much Easier

Courtesy of ArchiSnapper

ArchiSnapper is a new, powerful tool for architects which takes away the time and effort required for producing construction site reports. Consisting of both an online portion and an app for iOS or Android devices, ArchiSnapper allows you to collect information while on site and quickly and easily assemble it once you’re back at the office.

In collaboration with ArchiSnapper, ArchDaily will be offering 5 Business licenses (worth $119 a month) to our readers. To participate, all you need to do is become a registered ArchDaily user and answer a simple question in the comments section of this article.

To find out how ArchiSnapper works, and for your chance to win one of 5 free licenses, read on after the break…

Giveaway Winners: iOS and Android Apps

Courtesy of The Mobile Engineer

Last week, along with our friends from The Mobile Engineerwe started a giveaway so 15 iOS users and 3 Android users could win $30 worth of for architects. All you had to do was answer the following question:

How much time did you spend working in your smartphone a year ago, how much time do you spend today, and how much time do you think you’ll spend one year from today?

And the winners are:
iOS users: Daniel, Borysewicz, Andres Lopez, Karel Sucaet, Gina Chavarriaga, Esther Slagter, Anthony Barsi, Mikkel Nikolajsen, Bruno de Moura Eufrásio, Joao Silva, Cincu Dan, Michael Mydlarczyk, Tyler Whaley, Makoto Iwamoto, Jonathan Sadka, R. Sean Darwell.
Android users: Hoorakhsh Pourbahrami, Manuel Falcon, Jonathon Harriman.

iOS users will receive the code later today. Remember you have 4 weeks until the code expires so use it soon! Android users will receive an email from David Homes at The Mobile Engineer with instructions to download the apps.

Stay alert for future giveaways!

Giveaway: iOS and Android Apps

Courtesy of The Mobile Engineer

Last year, we asked our Facebook Fans to share with us their thoughts on the best smartphone for architects. The list was quite interesting and at number 9 we had [steel] an app for iOS and Android developed by our friends at The Mobile Engineer.

Starting today and throughout this week, along with The Mobile Engineer, we are organizing a so 15 iOS users and 3 Android users can get [steel] and many other apps that would cost $30 if bought individually. To participate, you must become a registered user and answer the following question in our comments:

How much time did you spend working in your smartphone a year ago, how much time do you spend today, and how much time do you think you’ll spend one year from today?

When leaving your comment, please specify if you’re an iOS user, or an Android one. The winners will be announced next Monday!

Along with the giveaway, iOS users can select if they want to participate as beta testers for a new app that The Mobile Engineer is working on. This will give you free copies when released and your name/company will be credited with the app. If you would like to test it, please email David Homes directly at this address. Good luck!