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Villa Benkemoun

Holidays in the 70s: Villa Benkemoun, on the outskirts of the southern French city of Arles, is an architectural icon from the 1970s. It was once the home of the parents of writer and journalist Brigitte Benkemoun. Together with her husband Thierry Demaizière, she renovated the building and now makes it available as a holiday home and for cultural events. 

Region/Town: FR – France, Provence, Arles

Scenery: On a wide private property 5 km from Arles

Accommodation: House

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Tinel Split

  The Tinel Split holiday apartment is housed within an Art Deco building in the Croatian seaport of Split – just a few minutes’ walk from the beach. Built in 1932 in a collaboration between the architects Ladoslav Horvat and Fabjan Kaliterna, this striking building is a fine example of classical modernist architecture in Croatia. Hidden behind its façade you will find a little gem: the apartment on the first floor has been extensively renovated and adapted to modern requirements.

Region/Town: HR – Croatia, Split

Scenery: Just 200 m from the beach and close to the historic center of Split.

Accommodation: Apartment

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Bauhaus an der Havel

The Bauhaus an der Havel is a holiday apartment in a classical modernist building located directly on the riverbank and overlooking the island town of Werder. Architect Peter Bartning, brother of Otto Bartning who co-developed the Bauhaus concept, …

Region/Town: DE – Germany, Brandenburg, Werder

Scenery: Directly on the riverbank of the Havel

Accommodation: Apartment

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swb guest apartment Neubühl

“Live like you’re on holiday …” So went the 1930s advertising slogan of the Zurich “Werkbundsiedlung Neubühl”. Inspired by light, air and sun, you’ll find this model settlement of modern architecture (Neues Bauen) on a ridge between the Uetliberg and Lake Zurich. …

Region/Town: CH – Switzerland, Zurich

Scenery: Situated on the outskirts of a major city in the Alps

Accommodation: Apartment

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Casa Fischer

Mid-century Architecture in Ticino: Near the village of Sala Capriasca – 10 km north of Lugano – the Casa Fischer sits on a sunny south-facing slope with magnificent views on three sides. Designed in 1959 by the Swiss architect Heinrich Graf, …

Region/Town: CH – Switzerland, Ticino, Sala Capriasca

Scenery: peaceful location on a southern slope with great views.

Accommodation: House

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Pension Briol

Hotel Briol can only be reached on foot or with a taxi jeep. Time seems to stand still up here at 1310 meters height above sea level. In 1928 the guesthouse – originally built as an addition to the hotel Bad Dreikirchen – was redesigned in the Bauhaus style by the artist Hubert Lanzinger. …

Region/Town: IT – Italy, South Tyrol, Dreikirchen, Barbian

Scenery: Situated lonely between meadows and woods, with views of the Dolomites

Accommodation: Hotel

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Meisterzimmer

Region/Town: DE – Germany, Saxony, Leipzig

Scenery: former factory site in an urban environment

Accommodation: Apartment

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Oscar-Niemeyer-House – RioMarie

Back to the 50s! The Oscar-Niemeyer House – located in the Hansa district in the centre of Berlin – was designed by the Brazilian architect for the International Building Exhibition in 1957. The building with its distinct V-shaped pillars reflects the optimism of the post-war period. …

Region/Town: DE – Germany, Berlin, Berlin-Hansaviertel

Scenery: Parkland in the middle of Berlin

Accommodation: Apartment

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Tautes Heim

Step back to the Roaring Twenties: Taut’s Home (Tautes Heim) is an architecture, design and Bauhaus lover’s dream. This house, which was designed by the famous German architect Bruno Taut in the 1920s, is part of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Hufeisensiedlung Berlin – …

Region/Town: DE – Germany, Berlin, Berlin, Neukölln

Scenery: Hufeisensiedlung: UNESCO World Heritage

Accommodation: House

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Haus Schminke

On the eastern edge of the Lusatian Mountains a family villa gives a nod to tradition and pays tribute to its past. Drawing on classical elements like the English garden as well as functionalism, this home, designed for the Schminke manufacturing family in the 1930s, has become a revolutionary example of modern architecture.

Region/Town: DE – Germany, Saxony, Löbau

Scenery: Stadtrand

Accommodation: House

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