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Architecture Walking Tours
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Architecture Walking Tours
e-architect have been doing guided architectural walking tours since 2000, in cities such as Edinburgh, London and Copenhagen.
We have architectural tour guides in most major cities across the world.
In recent years we have expanded to include building tour opportunities in cities outwith Europe.
Our architectural tours tend to focus on key contemporary buildings, within the historic context. However an architectural tour booked through e-architect has inherent flexibility – our guides can almost always incorporate your group’s specific areas of interest from buildings to bridges and from landscape architecture to interior design.
Our tour guides have an architectural background. Most of our guides are also architects. Cities have standard tour frameworks but some groups request tailored programmes. Please let us know how long you wish to spend on your tour and what kind of buildings you would like to see.
Architectural Tour – Latest Additions
Norwegian Architectural Tours – 28 Nov 2015 + 10 May 2014 + 18 Jul 2013
photo courtesy of e-architect guide
Oslo, the capitol of Norway, has become one of the most interesting cities of new architecture in Europe. Since the Fiord City project began in 2000, new buildings by national and internationally known architects have been completed.
Iranian Architectural Walking Tours, Asia – 21 Nov 2015 + 31 Jul 2013
Guatemala Architectural Tours, Central America – 22 Oct 2015 + 23 Jul 2013
Antigua Guatemala is located in the south of this Central American country. Antigua Guatemala is a city in the central highlands of Guatemala famous for its Colonial Architecture (well-preserved Spanish Baroque influenced architecture) as well as a number of spectacular ruins of colonial churches. There are 3 World Heritage sites declared by UNESCO in Guatemala.
Architectural Walking Tour Photos + Reference
A recent e-architect architecture walking tour in Budapest:
Budapest architecture tour
Hungarian Architecture Walking Tours – 19 Jul 2013
Architectural Walking Tour Images
Our Israel Architectural tours operate in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.
Photos from early Summer 2013:
Architectural Walking Tours – Recent Additions
Danish Architecture Walking Tours – 18 Jul 2013
Swedish Architectural Walking Tours – 17 Jul 2013
Russian Architectural Walking Tours – 16 Jul 2013
Architectural tours, by continent:
Architectural Walking Tours
Architectural Tours by country:
American Architectural Tours
photo © Joe Lekas
Canadian Architectural Tours
photograph © Timothy Hursley
Chinese Architectural Tours
photograph © Dennis Remmelzwaal
French Architectural Tours
photograph : Philippe Ruault
German Architectural Tours
photo : Roland Halbe
Architectural Tours – Key Cities
Architectural tours, most popular
photograph © Adrian Welch
Amsterdam is the largest city and the capital of The Netherlands and is located roughly in the centre of the country, close to the North Sea. Our architectural tours can visit buildings in the city by famous architects such as OMA, Kurokawa, MVRDV, Mecanoo, Piano, Rietveld, Avan Eyck, UNStudio, Delugan Meissl and EMBT. The city is easy to walk around and trams can be used to reach some of the more outlying buildings such as down on the waterfront. Architectural highlights are Borneo houses, the rejuvenated Rijksmuseum, WoZoCo and the EYE Dutch Film Museum.
photograph © Adrian Welch
Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia and most famous for Antoni Gaudi. His key buildings are Sagrada Familia, Casa Mila and Casa Batlo. It is also home to the sublime Barcelona Pavilion by Mies van der Rohe. But more recently Barcelona staged the Olympics and the city gained many strong new buildings. Buildings by Miralles, Herzog & De Meuron, Gehry, Ito, Foster and Rogers to name a few adorn the city.
photo : Jens Lindhe
Copenhagen is the capital of Denmark. Our architectural tours can visit buildings by famous architects including Jorn Utzon, Arne Jacobsen and Henning Larsen. Recently architects to design buildings in the city are Zaha Hadid, Daniel Libeskind, Norman Foster and MVRDV. The Danish capital is well known as an easy city to walk around. To visit the opera house groups can use the waterbus to save on walking. Visits that last more than a day can include buildings close to the city such as celebrated housing to the north by Arne Jacobsen.
photo copyright Paul-Riddle.com
Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland. Our most popular Edinburgh Walking Tour is the Old Town. This is a historic city centre, where we visit key contemporary buildings – such as the Scottish Parliament and the Museum of Scotland – within the historical context of the Royal Mile. We look at typical buildings and spaces on our architectural tours, from the castle down to the palace.
photo : Hufton + Crow
Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland. It has a wealth of architectural interest from the world-famous Rennie Mackintosh’s School of Art building to Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson’s buildings. Recent major buildings are designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, David Chipperfield Architects and Foster + Partners. The most important new building is the Riverside Museum by Zaha Hadid. Soon The Hyrdo will be complete and also the various venues for the Commonwealth Games in 2014.
photo from architects
Istanbul is located in the northwest of the country, located between the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea. It is the largest city in Turkey, forming the country’s economic, cultural, and historical heart. It sits between Europe and Asia, a cultural and political nexus. Famous architects with buildings in the city include EAA-Emre Arolat Architects and Tabanlioglu Architects. Other significant architects with work in the city are RTA-Office / Dome Partners, REX Architecture and Tuncer Cakmakli.
image © Nick Weall
London is the capital of the UK. There is a wealth of architecture here – from historic churches and palaces to modern art galleries and offices. Key architects from the past are Sir Christopher Wren and Nicholas Hawksmoor. More recently architects such as Foster, Rogers, Stirling, Hadid and Piano have created major buildings in London. Significant contemporary buildings include The Shard, Lloyds Building, Swiss Re Tower. Significant 20th Century buildings that we can visit on our architectural tours are Centre Point and New Zealand House. Older architecture of historical importance are the Houses of Parliament, the Tower of London and Buckingham Palace.
photo copyright Joe Lekas
New York is located in the northeast of the United states of America. Nicknamed the Big Apple it is the largest city in the US. Famous architecture studios with buildings in NYC include OMA, Steven Holl Architects, UNStudio and SANAA architects. Famous 20th Century architects to build in Manhattan include Frank Lloyd Wright, Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe and Philip Johnson. Other architects with work in Manhattan include BIG, SHoP Architects, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, Handel Architects, Ennead Architects, SO – IL architects and Oppenheim Architecture+Design.
photograph : Philippe Ruault
Paris, the capital of France, is famous for buildings such as the Eiffel Tower, The Louvre and the Pompidou Centre. Although the scale of the city centre mostly retains its historic density and height there are a number of significant contemporary buildings in the city. Major historic Parisian buildings include Notre-Dame Cathedral, The Pantheon, Opera House and Sacre Coeur. There are many buildings by Le Corbusier, such as Villa La Roche. Major contemporary Parisian buildings include Institut du Monde Arabe, The Louvre Museum Pyramid, Centre George Pompidou and Parc de la Villette. Key architects with buildings in the city include Renzo Piano, Jean Nouvel, Frank Gehry, Richard Rogers and Tadao Ando.
Make your tour booking with Isabelle Lomholt on +44 (0) 1620 825722 / mob. +44 (0)7952 149814
Edinburgh Walking Tours – Reference 8 Oct 2012
e-architect arranged our visit to Edinburgh in the summer 2012 where we wanted to study the planning and the architecture of the historical city and surrounding areas.
We did not know Edinburgh before visiting, so e-architect helped us find the relevant subjects for the trip and they made the program for our visit.
During our visit e-architect provided us with a guide who was extremely good and professional. We were informed of both architectural historical facts and entertaining stories to support the picture of the city. The e-architect guide’s knowledge of both Edinburgh’s history and contemporary built environment and planning was detailed. It gave us ground for many good discussions on the conditions in both Scotland and in Denmark.
I can recommend e-architect as a very competent and exciting company when arranging study trips to Edinburgh.
Our group consisted of the leaders at Vejle Council, Technical & Environmental Department in Denmark.
Head of Planning, Building & Environment
Suggestions for additional cities welcome!
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