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 media blog. This page features a selection of articles and quotations about our online portal and our book series.
Media responses to our online portal
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
Holiday accommodation for architecture fans: “We are the Anti-Airbnb”
If you’re passionate about architecture, you’re likely to have high expectations of your holiday accommodation. Urlaubsarchitektur.de showcases a fantastic selection of houses – from glass cubes in Norway to restored half-timbered houses in Hesse. SPIEGEL online 4/2017
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
Media response to our book series
You don’t feel like standard hotels? A book presents extraordinary holiday domiciles – Süddeutsche Zeitung 6/2019
As a leading web portal for architecturally pioneering 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 a popular “Holiday Bible”. – Atrium 2/2019
An inspiring coffee table book – German Architects 10/2019
Vacation from vacation, or better: Vacation from habitual dwellings – Der Tagesspiegel 5/2019
Even more beautiful living – Elle Traveller Germany 1/2019
An exciting selection of national and international holiday accommodations. (…) Well done again! – Bauhandwerk (“Building trade”) 1/2019
An illustrated volume of the most beautiful holiday homes – arcguide.de 11/2017
Tired of the boring old resort holidays? With these holiday retreats, the adventure starts with the accommodation – Der Standard 11/2017
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 6/2017
31 holiday homes prove how adventurous and inspiring architecture can be – Das Ideale Heim 7/2017
More architectural pearls – abenteuer + reisen 8/2017