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Architecture and design for travelers

The most beautiful buildings and best architectural sites around the world, our selections will inspire your next trip.

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A guide to the work of Stanley Saitowitz, the Bay Area’s most polarizing designer

"I am much less interested in self-expression than in establishing opportunities that enable occupants to express themselves."

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A guide to San Francisco’s many varieties of Victorians

This introduction will get you started on the city’s seemingly endless supply of buildings inspired during Queen Victoria’s reign.

12 magical treehouses for your next vacation

Take your vacation to new heights with gorgeous treehouses you can rent now.

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12 gorgeous buildings to explore on the UT campus

An art and architecture oasis in the middle of Austin

Iconic Art Nouveau house Villa Majorelle will soon reopen for tours

France’s Villa Majorelle, which just wrapped up a key phase of interior restoration, is a gorgeous example of the ornate style.

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The best cabin and cottage getaways near the Bay Area

Chilly weather provides opportunities for snuggling up next to a fire inside some of the most stylish and cool cabins.

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The 18 best things to do in Honolulu if you love design

Between beach days, go explore the Hawaiian capital’s wealth of architectural gems.

’70s Brutalist office building now home of the Standard hotel in London

Not every Brutalist gem gets a happy ending, but the Camden Town Hall Annexe in Kings Cross London is a pleasant exception.

1900s schoolhouse renovated into rustic yet modern hotel

Waechter Architecture transformed the 1908 schoolhouse into a 20,000-square-foot lodge that sits along the Columbia River Gorge in Washington.

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The absolute best places to stay in wine country

From a Zen retreat to a Land Rover tricked out for camping.

Did Bjarke Ingels Group just design the world’s coolest bridge?

Contorting improbably at its center, the Twist is BIG’s latest project and its first in Norway.

Zaha Hadid Architects’ trippy new Beijing airport is now open

Located 28 miles outside city center, the gleaming new airport was designed with an eye to expansion.

8 most beautiful subway stations in the U.S.

With rich history, unique architecture, and cultural references steeped in their specific locales, these eight stations are well worth a visit.

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A massive wind chime installation comes to Sonoma

This gleaming work from artist Doug Aitken is so soothing.

The Miller House: blue-chip midcentury modernism in America’s heartland

Industrialist and architecture patron J. Irwin Miller commissioned a trio of designers—Eero Saarinen, Alexander Girard, and Dan Kiley—for his home in Indiana. It’s since been cemented in the canon as a masterpiece of midcentury residential design.

In honor of Apollo 11, these space-themed vacation rentals are going for $11 a night

Airbnb is offering $11-a-night stays in five otherworldly abodes, including a UFO-shaped prefab.

You can soon book a night in the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile

To celebrate National Hot Dog Day, Oscar Mayer, purveyor of mass produced meat links, announced it’s renting out its Weinermobile.

This app shows you all the must-see buildings in NYC, LA, and more

ArchiMaps offers comprehensive guides to architecturally-significant buildings, bridges, and more in seven major cities.

Vipp’s new ‘Chimney House’ is a high-design getaway

The Vipp Chimney House is a pared-down rental retreat in Copenhagen built inside a transformed water pumping station with a massive chimney.

Frank Lloyd Wright’s mentor designed this sprawling ranch in the West

And in the 1990s, Ted Turner and Jane Fonda, then married, set out to restore it.

7 serene lake houses you can rent right now

If you’ve been dreading this summer’s sticky, sweaty heat, take a break from the high temps and retreat to a lakefront getaway.

Gaudí’s Sagrada Família finally gets building permit to finish construction

Antoni Gaudí’s Sagrada Familia has received its first building permit, 137 years after construction started.

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Postmodern and late modern architecture: The ultimate guide

Great architecture that’s often under-appreciated, misunderstood, and unprotected

Star Wars land: An inside look at Disneyland’s immersive new world

As is the Disney way, designers built a fully interactive environment that pays homage to every part of the Star Wars franchise.

Inside a whimsical hobbit house with an expandable living room

The cottage in Årjäng, Sweden, is on view for a one-day only exhibition.

In Puerto Escondido, Brutalism and thatched roofs with a side of sand and surf

Love design and planning a trip to Mexico? Skip Tulum and try this beach town on the country’s Oaxacan coast.

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Best outdoor places to Instagram in the Hamptons

Make sure your phones are charged before heading to these photogenic Hamptons spots

The 16 most Instagrammable places in U.S. cities

From colorful murals to picturesque bridges, these are our favorite outdoorsy Instagram spots.

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The most Instagrammable places in LA

You might have to elbow through tourists or get sweaty hiking a steep trail to get the shot, but the geotag will make your followers jealous.

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The most Instagrammable spots in the city

The most frequently Instagrammed spots in the city are also tourist meccas. Where do you go for a good shot that isn’t saturated with people?

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The 20 most Instagrammable locations in Boston

Acorn Street, the Gardner, Fort Point Channel, Fenway Park, and City Hall are among the selections. City Hall? Yes, City Hall.

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Atlanta’s 10 best outdoor Instagram hotspots

Yeah, the Jackson Street Bridge made the cut; get over it.

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New Orleans’s 10 most bikeable neighborhoods

From the riverbend to the Industrial Canal