Top 23 Spots You Shouldn’t Miss in Ljubljana If You Love Architecture
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Top 23 Spots You Shouldn’t Miss in Ljubljana If You Love Architecture

Earlier this year, my friend and photographer Philipp Heer and I, explored Ljubljana for the first time. We were positively surprised by the vast number of green areas, elaborate bridges and lively atmosphere. We arrived on a Friday. Our trip, however, didn’t begin with a building visit as usual, it began with dinner. So, we … Continue reading

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

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

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

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

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

Tokyo is rapidly expanding and by 2050 is expected to have an impressive population of 38 million. The city’s infrastructure and architecture are following suit and new constructions are constantly being built. But what typology of buildings are popping here and there across the metropolis? You’ll be surprised to learn that the newer constructions, especially … Continue reading

The Free Architecture Guide of Ho Chi Minh City (PDF)
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The Free Architecture Guide of Ho Chi Minh City (PDF)

Vietnam’s emerging architecture can be best seen in Ho Chi Minh city and Hanoi, two beautiful cities that I explored in 2016. Because the capital is experiencing so much growth, I’ll be updating this map constantly with its new structures. This guide covers everything interesting in terms of architecture. If you find any mistakes, or have any … Continue reading

Everything You Need to Know for Planning an Amazing Balloon Trip to Cappadocia
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Everything You Need to Know for Planning an Amazing Balloon Trip to Cappadocia

One of the most beautiful things about traveling is matching an experience with a personal moment of our lives. A connection between our current state and a place that we are likely to remember forever. I recommend this trip if you are looking for perspective, adrenaline and mental stimulation. Turkey, with its varied landscape, architecture … Continue reading

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

While working on London’s Guide I had the chance to visit UK’s most charming cities and towns, being Edinburgh one of my favourites. There’s something magical about its hills, cobblestone streets and vernacular architecture that will make you want to visit the city over and over. This guide covers everything interesting in terms of architecture. If … Continue reading