• A travel magazine for lovers of architecture

  • Places to visit and ideas to explore – fascinating architecture brought to you by beautiful photography, 360 views, video clips and expert writing. A magazine app for travellers keen to experience the best places for architecture – download the app to access all issues

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  • Bi-annual magazine

  • Latest issue is dedicated to the architecture of Frank Gehry. Expert observations, photography exploring formal flamboyance, interviews and a panoramic view to open up the meaning of Gehry’s designs. Download the Grand Tour app to access the issues.

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  • Architecture guides

  • These guides are for travellers for finding the best in architecture. Covering different styles and periods our selection provides a historic view through the buildings, as well as hotels, shops and restaurants with cultural significance. Tips from local experts and an offline map to help you navigate and make the most of each place.
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Selected articles

Frank Gehry - shared ideas and inspirations Frank Gehry - shared ideas and inspirations
  • Frank Gehry - shared ideas and inspirations

  • SPECIAL ISSUE - FRANK GEHRY - Artist Tony Berlant talks about his friendship with Frank Gehry and the 1960s LA art scene, where Berlant was making sculptures out of cut and nailed tin. “All these art scenes are small circles usually, it certainly was in Los Angeles,” Tony Berl[...]
Cultural Barcelona - El Born: Beauty of the Old Town Cultural Barcelona - El Born: Beauty of the Old Town
  • Cultural Barcelona - El Born: Beauty of the Old Town

  • EL BORN GUIDE- Architect Rodrigo Diaz, a Born resident since 1996, lives opposite La Llotja, the iconic civic building by the port. Diaz came across the property by accident while strolling along with his young daughter and recognized immediately a great potential in an empty top[...]
Los Angeles: Barbara Bestor - Silver Lake Los Angeles: Barbara Bestor - Silver Lake
  • Los Angeles: Barbara Bestor - Silver Lake

  • 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[...]
Helsinki: Temppeliaukio Church - A Celebration of Rough-cut Stone Helsinki: Temppeliaukio Church - A Celebration of Rough-cut Stone
  • Helsinki: Temppeliaukio Church - 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[...]
Venice Biennale 2014: Sam Jacob - Comments on Modernity Venice Biennale 2014: Sam Jacob - Comments on Modernity
  • Venice Biennale 2014: Sam Jacob - 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[...]

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. Suzanne Strum has been based in Barcelona for twenty years in El Born and wrote about the key sites of the area.
Tuomas Uusheimo
  • Tuomas Uusheimo

  • Tuomas Uusheimo is a 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

  • Iwan Baan is a 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

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