The World of Architecture Right At Your Fingertips

With the popularity of Apple’s iPad and iPhone it isn’t surprising that there is an app for pretty much anything you can think of. From tools on measuring square footage to picking out paint colors, an iPhone or iPad user has everything they need right at their fingertips.

Now there are apps that appeal to architects and designers alike.  The New York Times recently highlighted several of iPhone and iPad apps that focus on “specific works of architecture, like Richard Neutra’s VDL Studio and Residences, Pierre Koenig’s Case Study House #22 and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater.”

Timothy Sakamoto, founder of in-D media, recently told the New York Times “I think the ideal platform is a mobile app: it gives you intimacy, a connection. You interact with it more like a book, but it comes with advantages that you just don’t have with books, like being able to watch video or take an interactive tour.”

These types of apps are running anywhere from $5 to $10 at the iTunes store. Do you think apps are an “ideal platform” for architecture?

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