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
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
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
Häuser und Menschen | Houses and People (published April 2020)
The book (…) again brings together top objects from all over Europe, which here allow even more generous than usual visual access and (initially) imaginary living (…). – Bauwelt 12.20 / June 2020
The now published jubilee volume is once again much more valuable (…). And of course the volume also has more to offer in terms of content (…). Exciting! – AIT 6.2020 / June 2020
Every year the architects’ tips are outstanding. – Manager Magazine / 23 June 2020
A wonderful book – not only for lovers of architecture. eco.nova, the independent Austrian business magazine / 15 May 2020
The most beautiful German books 2020 – Our new publication is on the longlist of Stiftung Buchkunst (category guidebooks / non-fiction)
New book for the journey – The book comes in the middle of the crisis and yet at the right time – Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung / 10 May 2020
Real estate book tips for wanderlust and architecture – Edition Urlaubsarchitektur 2020 – Oh, how beautiful is freedom of travel. This is especially noticeable in times like these, when exactly this freedom is missing. – Kurier / 2 May 2020
An excellent sofa trip – kultur-online.net / 28 April 2020
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