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URLAUBSARCHITEKTUR has received a lot of attention recently.

You can find an overview of the most significant media reports and articles in our media blog. This page features a selection of articles and quotations about our online portal and our book series.

Selected press coverage

Escapism. The Villa in Thoughts - The Site is now more than just an intermediary between interesting hosts and interested guests, more than just a guide to stylish holiday happiness. It also serves a very contemporary form of escapism, to which one has recently become compulsively accustomed. (...) For successful screen travelling today, it has to be the right mix of depth of content and appetising presentation, a panopticon of perfection in which one gets full just looking and eyes and mind are caressed with every picture. At the platform Urlaubsarchitektur, they have long recognised this meta-added value and regularly publish their own coffee-table books in which the most beautiful houses are presented in a haptically appropriate way - nothing more than a ticket to travel on the couch. - Süddeutsche Zeitung, 3/4 April 2022

What began as a small recommendation site with well-designed holiday homes for an architecture-affine audience has now developed into a professional platform. The fact that the creators of the site have not softened their quality standards over time and continue to apply high standards to the selected properties is part of its continuing success. - AIT 6.2020 / June 2020

Holiday homes to dream about - competitionline.com 9/2019

All 500 recommendations on this portal are architectural masterpieces - ELLE Decoration Germany 3/2019

For architecture pilgrims – "How AirBnb and it’s rivals are winning over hotel snobs" - The Wall Street Journal 7/2017

"We are the Anti-AirBnB". URLAUBSARCHITEKTUR showcases a fantastic selection of holiday houses for architecture fans - SPIEGEL online, April 2017

Working for leisure time - When it comes to holiday accommodation, the architecture in question usually adheres to rigid, mass-produced convention. But if you're looking for a beautiful house in which to spend the best time of the year, this can present a welcome challenge - for the architects and builders alike. -  Deutsches Architektenblatt 7/2017

Come on in – and be amazed – zweikuesten.de 3/2017

Unique, exclusive retreats – Travelnews 2/2017

You lodge with your eyes: Holiday homes with style - If you're looking for architecturally holiday accommodation online, you'll sooner or later come across Jan Hamer - db mobil 3/2015

The dream house collector - Thanks to architect Jan Hamer, exemplary holiday homes are no longer an insider's tip. With his website urlaubsarchitektur.de he has created a platform for architecture-lovers and owners of unique, beautifully-designed holiday homes. - Deutsches Architektenblatt 7/2012

Well built! Architecture is more important than scenery, says Jan Hamer. Through his online portal HOLIDAYARCHITECTURE, the architect showcases unique hotels and holiday homes – DIE ZEIT 12/2011