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  • Fascinating buildings, places to visit and ideas to explore – brought to life by beautiful photography, video clips and expert writing.

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  • These guides are made for travellers who want to learn about architecture and explore the essence of a city. Made with local experts they provide information about key urban sites and their meaning in the history of each destination. To help you find your way each guide contains an offline map.
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  • Share our obsession in the core edition about city cultures. Grand Tour brings architectural analysis, ideas about buildings and their context in a functional yet beautiful magazine app format. Expert observations, images by some of the best photographers, as well as videos clips, to open up the experience of architecture. Download the free app to access the issues.

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Selected articles

Los Angeles -Barbara Bestor Los Angeles -Barbara Bestor
  • Los Angeles -Barbara Bestor

  • SILVER LAKE GUIDE - Barbara Bestor, architect, LA resident - Silver Lake is one those neighbourhoods that has an amazing sense of its own style. I first moved here when I was starting graduate school at the Southern California Institute of Achitecture, and it immediately seemed t[...]
A celebration of rough-cut stone A celebration of rough-cut stone
  • A celebration of rough-cut stone

  • HELSINKI GUIDE - Temppeliaukio church is an incredible example of 1960s organic architecture. Also known as the Rock Church it has become one of the most visited tourist attractions in Helsinki. Resembling a prehistoric monument from the exterior, topped with a futuristic domed c[...]
Helsinki Insider Juhani Pallasmaa Helsinki Insider Juhani Pallasmaa
  • Helsinki Insider Juhani Pallasmaa

  • HELSINKI GUIDE - In the wake of the Guggenheim Museum competition, the renown theorist and Pritzker Prize juror Juhani Pallasmaa talks about his beloved hometown Helsinki. How have natural elements influenced the architecture and city planning of Helsinki? The most imp[...]
Comments on Modernity Comments on Modernity
  • Comments on Modernity

  • VENICE BIENNALE (Issue 2-2014)The exhibition at the British Pavilion is curated by Sam Jacob in collaboration with Dutch studio Crimson. At the entrance the mound sits as a monument to the demolished Robin Hood Gardens housing estate designed by Alison and Peter Smithson in the l[...]
Presence with Nonexistence Presence with Nonexistence
  • Presence with Nonexistence

  • ROTTERDAM (issue 2-2014) - De Rotterdam on Wilhemina Pier (main photo by Iwan Baan). Today, if one crosses the Maas on the elegant Erasmus Bridge from Rotterdam’s city centre (if there is such a thing), one is greeted by the incongruous sight of Rem Koolhaas’s De Rotterdam. This [...]
LA Early High-Tech Modern LA Early High-Tech Modern
  • LA Early High-Tech Modern

  • SILVER LAKE GUIDE - VDL House, designed by Richard Neutra (photo: Julius Shulman after reconstruction in 1966. Richard Neutra's VDL house, also known as the Neutra Research House, is an icon of Californian High Tech Modernism. It was built in 1933 as a platform for the archite[...]

ContributorsGrand Tour is made with a team of international writers , journalists and photographers

Suzanne Strum
  • Suzanne Strum

  • Architect, professor and writer originally from New York. She has been based in Barcelona for twenty years in El Born and wrote about the key sites of the area.
Tuomas Uusheimo
  • Tuomas Uusheimo

  • Photographer based in Berlin and specialising in architecture, urbanism and design, who took the cover image on our Helsinki guide. See website
Iwan Baan
  • Iwan Baan

  • Dutch photographer with a passion for architecture, who shoot the Venice Biennale views and De Rotterdam featured in Issue2-14. See website
Nelson Mota
  • Nelson Mota

  • Writer, researcher and lecturer based in Delft, Netherlands, he wrote an overview on Koolhaas' new building De Rotterdam for Issue 2/2014