In the media

We write about houses.
Journalists write about us.

URLAUBSARCHITEKTUR has received a lot of attention recently.

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

Media responses to our online portal

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.

“Arbeiten für die Freizeit” – Deutsches Architektenblatt, July 2017

Holiday accommodation for architecture fans

“Wir sind das Anti-Airbnb”

If you’re passionate about architecture, you’re likely to have high expectations of your holiday accommodation. showcases a fantastic selection of houses – from glass cubes in Norway to restored half-timbered houses in Hesse.

SPIEGEL online, April 2017

For architecture pilgrims – “How AirBnb and it’s rivals are winning over hotel snobs” – The Wall Street Journal, June 2017

Come on in – and be amazed –, March 2017

Unique, exclusive retreats – Travelnews, February 2017

If you’re looking for architecturally holiday accommodation online, you’ll sooner or later come across Jan Hamer – “Das Auge wohnt mit: Ferienhäuser mit Stil” – db mobil, March 2015

Thanks to architect Jan Hamer, exemplary holiday homes are no longer an insider’s tip. With his website he has created a platform for architecture-lovers and owners of unique, beautifully-designed holiday homes. – “Der Traumhaussammler” – Deutsches Architektenblatt, Interview in the July Issue 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, Interview in Issue 52, December 2011

Media response to our book series


As a leading web portal for architecturally exemplary holiday homes and a dynamic network, Urlaubsarchitektur brings together owners and lovers of first-class architecture. (…) Winner of the German Design Award, the annual edition of books have long since grown into the popular “Holiday Bible”. – Atrium 2/2019

Even more beautiful livingElle Traveller Germany 1/2019 

An exciting selection of national and international holiday accommodations. (…) Well done again!Bauhandwerk (“Building trade”), January 2019

An illustrated volume of the most beautiful holiday homes, November 2017

Tired of the boring old resort holidays? With these holiday retreats, the adventure starts with the accommodation – Der Standard, November 2017

German Design Award 2018 for URLAUBSARCHITEKTUR Selection 2017

Winner of the Excellent Design Category, Books & Calendars

Jury: The clear, modern design of the book grants each presented property the perfect amount of space and framing. An exclusive publication that is far more than marketing for holiday homes – it’s a compendium of exemplary architecture.

A clear, crisp layout; architectural photography instead of soft-focus marketing snaps; and smart, entertaining architecture critics – rather than the usual hotel prospectus puffery – AIT, June 2017

31 holiday homes prove how adventurous and inspiring architecture can beDas Ideale Heim, July / August 2017

More architectural pearls abenteuer + reisen, August 2017