Video: Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West

A video of Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West home in Scottsdale, where the renowned architect wintered from 1937 on.

Five Architectural Landmarks in Porto

Portugal's second city is famed for its well-preserved medieval core, baroque churches and graceful bridges, but it's also a hub of contemporary architecture.

Touring the Surprising Architecture of Los Angeles

Though preservation guidelines came late to the city, Los Angeles is full of architectural jewels -- if you know where to look. This tour helped us find them.

A World of Wonders: Majestic Temples and a Serene Hideaway in South India

South India's Thanjavur rewards the traveler with a world of wonders -- delicious food, mesmerizing architecture and vibrant street life among them.

Video: Shirakawa-go Day Trip

Shirakawa-go is one of the best places to see traditional gassho-zukuri buildings, the steeply pitched thatched-roof houses still in use today.

Vilnius Palace Hotel Debut

After a five-year renovation, this 17th-century palace has opened as Pacai, a 104-room hotel in the Old Town of Lithuania's capital of Vilnius.

Modern Boutique Chic: Senato Hotel Milan Opens

Boutique hotels are rare in Milan, but the city just gained another with the opening of a stylishly modern concept housed in a neoclassical palazzo.

Josep Maria Jujol: Another Famous Catalan Architect

Antoni Gaudi may reign supreme as Barcelona's most famous architect, but the work of his contemporary, Josep Maria Jujol, has begun to be recognized.

France's Modernist Landmark: Villa Noailles

Villa Noailles, one of the most important works of modern architecture in France, has gone back to its roots as a showplace for the avant-garde.

Key West’s Charming Conch Houses

One of the pleasures of Key West is strolling along the streets of Old Town looking at the lovely 19th-century cottages called "conchs."

Romantic Castles of the Dordogne

Medieval chateaux positively litter the landscape in the Dordogne. We toured three: Chateau de Beynac, Maison Forte de Reignac and Chateau de Bonaguil.

Texas Design Sensation: Hotel Emma

Originally a brewery, San Antonio's imposing Hotel Emma, opened in 2015, is a tour de force of imaginative design.

Archaeology: Surprising Finds in Salta

Northern Argentina is renowned for its wine, but the region also has a wealth of archaeological sites. Here, Andrew Harper details two worth visiting.

Yangon’s Colonial Heritage

Some Asian cities have chosen to preserve the buildings erected during their colonial periods.

Medieval Pursuits: Austria

Salzburg is within roughly an hour’s drive from several additional medieval sites of interest.

Three Enchanting Breton Villages

The Breton villages we most enjoyed on our trip were Commana, Moncontour and Ploumanac’h.

Historic Hotels: The Efendi Hotel

Housed within two Ottoman mansions, in the ancient city of Acre, The Efendi Hotel has been a labor of love for proprietor Uri Jeremias.

11 Incredible Luxury Hotels on Stilts

These design hotels and resorts are stunning feats of architecture, raised above the ground on stilts. The resorts on this list range from the contemporary and

A Fascinating Architecture Cruise Through Chicago

The Chicago Architecture Foundation offers a 90-minute cruise through the heart of downtown, finishing where the river meets the lake by the Navy Pier.

Frank Lloyd Wright Creations in Oak Park, Illinois

Mr. Harper recommends a visit to the near-west Chicago suburb of Oak Park to view the Prairie-style works of Frank Lloyd Wright, like Unity Temple.

Web Exclusive: Great Houses of the Hudson

To visit the great houses of the Hudson Valley is to delve into the history of the state, the region and the country.

Iceland Sightseeing: Harpa Concert Hall

Opened in May 2011, the striking Harpa Concert Hall is Reykjavík’s newest addition to its burgeoning design scene.

Iceland Sightseeing: Hallgrímskirkja Church

One of the more definitive landmarks in Iceland is the immense 245’ concrete tower of Hallgrímskirkja Church.

Culture: Mediterranean Civilizations Museum

Located at the entrance to Marseille’s Old Port, the ponderously named Musée des Civilisations de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée (MuCEM) is the boldest architectural innovation in Marseille since the sloping glass skyscraper by London-based Zaha Hadid — a new headquarters for shipping company CMA CGM — arose on the waterfront in 2010.

Private Tour: Desert Modernism

The casual visitor to Palm Springs could be forgiven for regarding the city as architecturally undistinguished. But much of the beauty of its buildings reveals itself only when you have penetrated the outer walls.

10 Things a Visitor Must Do or See in Vienna

Vienna offers an inexhaustible wealth of architectural grandeur, a rich artistic legacy and some of the finest museums in the world.

10 Things a Visitor Must Do or See in Savannah

Savannah’s Historic District is a wonderful place in which to stroll with no particular destination in mind.

10 Things a Visitor Must Do or See in Charleston

Charleston is widely regarded as the most beautiful city in the United States and I see no reason to disagree.

The Moorish Splendors of Marrakech and Andalusia

Spain’s most exotic region is surely Andalusia, where, as Andrew Harper notes, “For nearly 800 years, the Moors lavished their affection on the conquered territory, leaving a legacy of majestic architecture and exquisite gardens.”

10 Architecturally Inspiring Destinations

There are beautiful buildings, and then there is architecture so imbued with history and culture it takes your breath away. Here, Andrew Harper recounts 10 of his favorite locations where the architecture reveals the spirit and the story of a place; where it is an essential and inspiring part of the travel experience.

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