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Release Date: November 30, 2009

The world's finest architectural masterpieces in your pocket. A one-stop GPS-enabled guide to the worlds greatest architectural achievements from the 20th and 21st century. Free tryout.

Travel to any place in the world and this guide will tell you, where the most interesting buildings around you are located. It will tell the story behind the building and the architect, displays two pictures for every project and gives you walking or driving directions.

No data connection is needed, because all information and pictures (except maps) are stored offline on your phone. So no expensive roaming cost when abroad!

You can even use it without GPS, in Flight Mode and on the iPod Touch, because it allows you to browse cities and buildings manually.

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. It also presents you with a Google Street View (when available).

This carefull selection of the major wonders of 20th and 21st century architecture spans traditions throughout the world, from Le Corbusier to the latest Pritzker Prize winners. From the renowned, famous icons to the hidden architectural gems.

An indispensable tool for travellers and city dwellers, to discover great buildings worldwide.

This free trial version will let you use all features for 3 days. After the trial period, it will return to basic browsing mode. To continue using all the features, you can use in-app purchase.

© 2009 Makayama Media B.V.


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Virginia Tech Collegiate Times

Music-Architecture Drillfield mash-up draws large, impromptu crowds
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