Tuesday, January 19, 2010

ITALY BY DESIGN ARCHITECTURE TOUR EXTENSIONS

For those planning to join me on our tour Italy by Design in September this year I am delighted to offer you the opportunity to extend your tour by electing one or two fantastic options to enhance your work/holiday in Italy:

Option 1: VENICE BIENNALE



Extend your stay in Venice by two or three nights at the completion of the Italy by Design tour and take advantage of the opportunity to visit the International Biennale Architecture exhibition in Venice.


Option 2: BAROQUE ROME



Extend your stay in Italy by travelling to Rome with your host Isabella Dusi, staying in Rome for three nights and discovering the Baroque architecture of Rome and a selection of the astonishing work of Baroque artistic master Michelangelo Merisi, known as il Caravaggio.

For more information visit: www.italybydesign.completehome.com.au

iPhone app for architecture lovers

Apple has approved ‘Architecture’ for distribution in the App Store with a selection of the world's finest architectural masterpieces in pocket size: A one-stop GPS-enabled guide to the world’s greatest buildings from the 20th and 21st century.



Travel to any place in the world and this guide will tell you where the most interesting buildings are located nearby. It tells you the story behind the building and the architect, shows two images for each project, website and address, and a detailed map with walking or driving directions. It also presents you with a Google Street View where available.

‘Architecture’ contains projects from 165 different architects, in 270 cities worldwide. It has more than 1000 pictures from buildings stored internally From Le Corbusier and Mies van der Rohe to Sanaa and OMA. From Oscar Niemeyer and Frank Lloyd Wright to Morphosis and Peter Zumthor. A selection of 20th and 21st century architecture that spans traditions throughout the world, from the all time favorites to the latest Pritzker Prize winners, from classic icons to hidden architectural gems and oddities.

A great tool for architecture and design lovers, world travelers and city dwellers, to discover great buildings worldwide. Projects can also be browsed by categories ´cities´ or ´architects´ with no data connection needed, because all information and pictures are stored offline on the end-user’s phone. So no expensive roaming cost when abroad and it can also be used without GPS, in Flight Mode or on the iPod Touch. All projects have a full description, photos and additional details such as the name of the architect, the year it was built and the associated website.

And if you want to be up with the latest colours, Pantone has released its app too:



A pretty cool tool!