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The Free Architecture Guide of Munich (PDF)
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The Free Architecture Guide of Munich (PDF)

Munich – Bavaria’s capital since 1506 – is a city with layers and layers of history. Its many years as a rising architectural epicentre have left an interesting and unique mix of buildings. From Middle Age churches and cathedrals to contemporary synagogues. From skyscrapers to small pavilions. Brutalism to Art Nouveau. Munich’s architecture is truly extensive … Continue reading

Ljubljana’s Plečnik – a sketch
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Ljubljana’s Plečnik – a sketch

The architect who gave the capital of Slovenia its modern identity was idealistic, successful and highly empathic ▴ Žale Cemetery by Jože Plečnik (1940) Jože Plečnik (1872–1957) had the career that the 20th century inflicted on Communist Europe. A visionary of the same generation in Slavic-speaking lands, Ivan Vurnik, would invite Plečnik to found the Ljubljana … Continue reading

23 Spots You Shouldn’t Miss in Munich If You Love Architecture
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23 Spots You Shouldn’t Miss in Munich If You Love Architecture

Earlier this year, my friend and photographer Philipp Heer and I explored Munich. We were fascinated by its museums, contemporary religious architecture and U-Bahn stations – to name a few. München Tourismus had invited us to spend a couple of days exploring and capturing the city from its many angles, and thanks to the brilliant … Continue reading

The Instagram Hunt: 12 Beautiful Staircases in Hamburg
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The Instagram Hunt: 12 Beautiful Staircases in Hamburg

Staircases, a functional aspect of a building which moves us from one level to the next, can actually be the centerpiece of the architectural concept. And it’s a delight when there is time (and money) dedicated to this unique space, and they become the most special area of the building. We explored some stunning staircases during our trip – big, small, old, new – and left a couple more for our next adventure in the Hanseatic city. What this selection has in common is that they are some of the most special ones; because of their design, history, materials and architects. Continue reading

Beautifully Random Staircases Around Europe (Part 1/3)
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Beautifully Random Staircases Around Europe (Part 1/3)

Let’s talk about a wonderful architectural delight: staircases. They are one of the few architectural endeavors that exist to connect two different points in space. It’s purpose is both functional and symbolic. And this is why architects have developed the concept beyond the structural element. Nowadays, some staircases are on the level of poetry. Maybe … Continue reading

Stockholm Metro Art: 6 Beautiful Metro Stations To Visit
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Stockholm Metro Art: 6 Beautiful Metro Stations To Visit

Travelling – remember that? An archaic PC (Pre-Covid) ritual where individuals went from one place to another, typically over a distance bigger than someone’s living room. I know, I know, dear globetrotter, you’re itching for the day you can travel again. With the days getting colder and the nights getting longer, leaving the house looks a lot … Continue reading

23 Spots You Shouldn’t Miss in Basel If You Love Architecture
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23 Spots You Shouldn’t Miss in Basel If You Love Architecture

There have long been grounds upon which to find Switzerland attractive – mountains and chocolate yes, buildings and culture double yes. But now it emerges that its notoriously famous architecture – think of Zürich, Basel and Geneva – might be reason enough to visit the great Helvetia. According to a study by Thomson Reuters, Switzerland experienced a … Continue reading

The Free Architecture Guide of Basel (PDF)
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The Free Architecture Guide of Basel (PDF)

Basel is Switzerland’s little secret. Located where the Swiss, French and German borders meet, Basel is a mecca for architects. Traditionally, the city has had an ancient kind of allure – Medieval Gates, grand cathedrals and historical palaces – but nowadays, contemporary architecture can be found everywhere. Special thanks to Basel Tourismus and my friend … Continue reading

23 Spots You Shouldn’t Miss in Madrid If You Love Architecture
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23 Spots You Shouldn’t Miss in Madrid If You Love Architecture

Madrid, with its cobblestone streets, vibrant parks and classical buildings, is a most delightful city. However, its past reveals tumultuous fights and intense history that, luckily for us, has resulted in positive urban measures and constant architectural renewal. Its interesting past is reflected in the old façades, open public spaces and religious institutions, but also … Continue reading

7 Charming European Destinations to Visit This Spring
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7 Charming European Destinations to Visit This Spring

Anyone excited about Spring? Trees are slowly getting ready to bloom, Europe’s cultural agenda is aligning art and film festivals and we are happy to start planning some weekend adventures. In March, April, and especially May, some cities in Europe offer the best options: pleasant weather, manageable crowds, and reasonable rates. With softer temperatures, blooming … Continue reading

17 Architecturally Amazing Spas in Europe
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17 Architecturally Amazing Spas in Europe

Architecture should be used for the well-being and happiness of its occupants, and even more so when we speak about spas. Spas have existed since the classical times, meaning that we have more experience creating wellness centres than, let’s say, Catholic churches. Spa therapies are a popular means to treat illnesses, resulting in physical and spiritual purification. … Continue reading

The Free Architecture Guide of Porto (PDF)
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The Free Architecture Guide of Porto (PDF)

Porto, the second-largest city in Portugal after Lisbon, has a vast and interesting history; and its Roman, Celtic and Muslim influences have left behind a rich architectural legacy. This beautiful area of the Douro River has a surprising mix of buildings: Medieval religious architecture, contemporary structures by starchitects Siza and Soto de Moura and the … Continue reading

Modern Religious Architecture: 10 Stunning Constructions Of The Past 10 Years
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Modern Religious Architecture: 10 Stunning Constructions Of The Past 10 Years

What’s the role of religion nowadays? In an increasingly stressful and individualistic world, worship places around the world are doing their best at providing peaceful spaces where a community of people can thrive together, as a group. One might think that such a building typology is declining. On the contrary, investment from several institutions (government, … Continue reading