Win a FREE Full Pass to the 2015 AIA National Convention from reThink Wood

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In just over a month, the AIA National Convention is coming to Atlanta to celebrate world class innovations in architecture, new materials and technology. If you haven’t booked your ticket already, here is a chance to attend one of the largest architecture events, free of charge!

reThink Wood is offering a full pre-paid pass to the National Convention ($1,025 value) to one lucky ArchDaily reader. The winner will also be able to meet with architects on site that are passionate about innovative design with wood in mid-rise, and even high-rise structures.

To win, just answer the following question in the comments section before April 20 at 12:00PM ESTWhat is your favorite example of wood in architecture?

More on reThink Wood at the AIA National Convention after the break.

Win a Copy of Massimo Vignelli’s Limited-Edition 2012 New York City Subway Diagram

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UPDATE: Congratulations to Colin from Philadelphia and Guillaume from France – you’ve been randomly selected as the winners! Thank you everyone for participating. 

SuperWarmRed Designs has offered our readers a chance to win Massimo Vignelli’s limited-edition (unsigned) MTA City Subway Diagram. Designed in 2012 by Vignelli, in collaboration with Vignelli Associates Beatriz Cifuentes and Yoshiki Waterhouse, the diagram is the first Vignelli subway map to be printed by the MTA since the 1970s and is slated to be made part of the Museum of Modern Art’s permanent collection this year.

Using concepts from Vignelli’s iconic Subway Map design of 1972, the new diagram was informed by satellite data and rebuilt for greater clarity and legibility. Revised to reflect the current subway system, colors and nomenclature, the poster has been printed in vivid Pantone and Hexachrome inks on acid-free archival cover-weight paper.

SuperWarmRed has agreed to one 36” x 45” Subway Diagram and one 16” x 24” Subway Diagram Detail Series. Read on after the break for the official rules.

Win a BIG Trip to Copenhagen

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Daydreaming about a trip to Copenhagen? Now is your chance to go. As part of BIG’s HOT TO COLD exhibition on view at the National Building Museum, Visit Denmark is hosting a sweepstakes for two to see the architectural and cultural sights of Denmark’s capital. All you need to do is watch the video above, find out which seaside museum Bjarke Ingels believes to be one of the world’s greatest (hint: take a look after the break), and enter your answer here (click “Win a trip to !”). Only US residents are eligible.

Win a Set of LEGO® Architecture’s Newly Released Lincoln Memorial

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We announced earlier this month that the LEGO® Architecture series will now include the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC! Thanks to LEGO® Architecture, two of our US readers now have the chance to win their very own set.

Official Rules: To participate, let us know what existing LEGO® Architecture set is your favorite. All you have to do is become a registered user at ArchDaily and leave us your answer in the comments below. Two winners will be chosen at random from entries received between Monday, January 26th and Sunday, February 1st at 11:59 EST. Anyone in the  is welcome to participate. One entry per person. ArchDaily will enforce verification and remove duplicated ones before choosing the winner.

Good luck!

Win a Postcard Set of Federico Babina’s Archibet, the Illustrated Alphabet of Architects

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UPDATE: Congratulations to winners Robert, Angelo, Nathaniel, Enasaveva, and Avi! We will be contacting you via email. 

When Italian architect Federico Babina released his Archibet set this past year, it was an instant hit; no surprise, considering Babina’s depict the styles of 26 famous architects, from Alvar Aalto to Zaha Hadid, in a clever way unlike anything else. Now, thanks to Babina and publisher Laurence King, five of our readers can win their very own Archibet set

Official rules: Check out Babina’s complete Archibet set (here) and let us know your favorite “letter” in the comment section below. Five winners will be chosen at random from entries received between Monday, January 12th and Sunday, January 18th 11:59 EST. Anyone in the world is welcome to participate. One entry per person. ArchDaily will enforce verification and remove duplicated ones before choosing the winner.

Bonus: ArchDaily readers can purchase a copy of Archibet by Federico Babina at a discount of 30% when ordering from www.laurenceking.com. Enter the code ARCHIBET30 at the checkout.

Good luck! 

Giveaway: Introducing the Moleskine Tool Belt

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Moleskine notebooks go as hand-in-hand with architects and designers as the color black. Over the years, these creative individuals have hacked and personalized the simple design of the Moleskine notebook, turning it into wallets, key chains, pen holders, and more. In response to this culture, Moleskine recently came out with their own hack called the Moleskine Tool Belt. 

The Tool Belt is an add-on that attaches to the cover of their notebooks. It contains several compartments for storing pens, smart phones, business cards, eye glasses, and more. We also have two Moleskine Tool Belts to give away – check out the article after the break for your chance to win! 

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 giveaway 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!