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Architecture Walking Tours
Architectural Walks - groups and individuals - to suit all
Architecture Walking Tours
Book your guide with Isabelle Lomholt on +44 1620 825722 /
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e-architect have been doing guided architecture walking tours for the past 12 years, in cities such as Edinburgh, London and Copenhagen.
Architectural Walking Tours - Which Cities?
We have architectural tour guides in most major cities across the world.
Architecture Tours - Cities listed by Continent
We have so many Architecture Tour pages we no longer link them all from this page. Please check for your desired city by continent:
Architecture Tours Europe
Architecture Tours Asia
Architecture Tours America
Architectural Tours - Cities shown on our World Map
Architectural Tours by Country
Our sister site focuses on building tours arranged by country rather than by city:
In April 2013 e-architect have taken a Brazilian architecture group and a German architecture group around the London, a Brazilian group in Copenhagen.
A recent London Architecture Walking Tour:
photo © Adrian Welch
We now have guides who can speak Spanish and Portuguese in London, and a Spanish speaking guide in Copenhagen. We have guides in Paris who can speak English, French, Danish or German.
The most recent cities to be added:
Florence Architecture Walking Tours - our 48th city
e-architect launch Building Tours in Italy
image : Foster + Partners
The capital city of Tuscany is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Although best known for historic architecture our guide can show you a range of old and new, or just buildings of a certain age. Key contemporary buildings include Florence TAV Station, Scandicci New Centre and the Artwood Showroom. Famous architects with buildings in the city include Foster + Partners, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, c+s associati and LDA.iMdA architects.
Tel Aviv Architecture Walking Tours - our 47th city
e-architect launch Building Tours in Israel
image © DMH
Tel Aviv is located in the west of the country, located on the Mediterranean Sea. It is the second largest city in Israel, forming the country's economic and contemporary cultural heart.
Jerusalem Architecture Walking Tours - our 46th city
photograph © Adrian Welch
Jerusalem is located in the east of the country, located in the hills between the Mediterranean Sea and the Dead Sea. It is the largest city in Israel, forming the country's spiritual and historic cultural heart.
Recent Architecture Tour Additions
Moscow Architecture Walking Tours - our 45th city
e-architect launch Building Tours in Russia
photo : Alexey Naroditskiy
Key contemporary buildings in the city which can be visited on our tours include the Moscow School of Management, SKOLKOVO by Adjaye Associates and The Mercury City tower, now Europe’s tallest building (after overtaking The Shard in London). Major architects featured include Zaha Hadid Architects, OMA, Foster + Partners, Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas architects, Erick van Egeraat and Adjaye Associates.
Chicago Architecture Walking Tours launched - our 44th city
e-architect launch Building Tours in Illinois, USA
photo courtesy of Jan Klerks
Celebrated buildings in the Windy City include the Sears Tower, IIT Buildings, John Hancock Center and the Lake Shore Drive towers. Famous architects with buildings in Chicago include Frank Lloyd Wright, Mies van der Rohe, Zaha Hadid, Renzo Piano, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture and Ben van Berkel.
Sydney Architecture Walking Tours launched - our 43rd city
e-architect launch Building Tours in New South Wales, Australia
image : John Gollings courtesy by FJMT
Sydney is the most populous city in Australia with a population of around 4.6 million. Celebrated buildings include the Sydney Opera House. Famous architects with buildings in the city include Jorn Utzon, Foster + Partners, OMA and BVN Architecture.
Los Angeles Architecture Walking Tours launched - our 42nd city
e-architect launch Building Tours in California, USA
photo © Andrew McRae
LA is the largest city in California. Celebrated LA buildings include the Red Building at the Pacific Design Center and the Central Los Angeles Area High School #9 for the Visual and Performing Arts. Famous architects with buildings in the city include Frank Gehry, COOP HIMMELB(L)AU and Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Frank Lloyd Wright and Charles & Ray Eames.
Boston Architecture Walking Tours launched - our 41st city
e-architect launch Building Tours in Massachusetts, USA
photo courtesy of Andy Ryan
Located in the northeast of the United States of America it is the largest city in New England. Well known 20th century Boston buildings include the Baker Dormitory, John Hancock Tower and the MIT Chapel. Celebrated recent Boston buildings include the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Building, MIT Media Lab Building, Simmons Hall and the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. All these buildings can be visited on our Boston Architecture Tours.
Bilbao Architecture Walking Tours launched - our 40th city
e-architect launch Building Tours in the Basque Country, Spain
photo © Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Bilbao is the main city in the Basque Country, north east Spain. There is a wealth of contemporary architecture in the city - such as the famous Guggenheim Museum building by american architect Frank Gehry (photo above) - but also various important historic buildings. The city is capital of the province of Biscay. We also do architecture walks in Barcelona in case you are spending time and travelling in this region.
Prague Architectural Tours
Building Tours in the Czech Republic launched by e-architect - our 38th city
photo : Martin Polak
Buildings here by Adolf Loos (see photo), Steven Holl, Eva Jiricna and Frank Gehry. Not far to the south (in Brno) is a classic building by Mies van der Rohe, one of his best works. The city has some intriguing Cubist architecture and an enclave of Modernist buildings to the west. We also do architecture walks in Vienna, Austria's capital not too far to the south.
Architectural City Tours - New Tour: Lisbon Architecture Walking Tours, Portugal
photograph © invisiblegentleman.com
Key buildings include The Champalimaud Foundation by the Indian architect Charles Correa, Oriente Train Station by architect Santiago Calatrava and the EXPO '98 Portuguese Pavilion by Alvaro Siza. The Atlantic Pavillion building (pictured above) by architects Regino Cruz Arquitectos and SOM is also well worth a visit. We also do architecture walks in Porto if you have enough time whilst visiting Portugal.
Architectural Tours - References?
Architecture Tour - References
Architectural Walking Tour References
- Barcelona Architecture Tour : Reference
We "continue to talk about the trip and are still processing all of the information Milos provided to us during three insightful tours he gave us of Barcelona. Our trip was better than we could have ever expected...."
- London Architecture Tour : Reference
"I have nothing but good things to say about our guide. We were all very satisfied, and very impressed about his skills and knowledge....We can truly recommend both e-architect and the guide!"
- Istanbul Architecture Tour : Reference
The guide "had good knowledge of the projects and the city in general, and gave us extensive and interesting information. She has a very pleasant personality..."
Architecture Walks - How does it Work?
e-architect has been operating Architecture Walking Tours since 2001.
photo © Craig Sheppard
Adrian Welch and Isabelle Lomholt - directors of e-architect - both trained as architects. We realised some cities only had architecture tour guides that focused on the historical buildings. Over the years we've discovered thousands of people who wished to tour key contemporary buildings, within the historic context.
e-architect operate both architecture walking tours and architectural bus tours. Our walking tour guides all have an architectural background and many of them are also architects. Each city has a standard architectural walking tour framework but many of our Clients request tailored programmes. Please try to evaluate the amount of time you need for your tour and any transport preferences you may have.
We are more than happy to accommodate your needs and interests for your architectural tour.
City Architectural Tours - Recent Cities Added
Architectural Walks, alphabetical:
Architectural Tours can focus on contemporary buildings, traditional buildings, or both. The Architecture Tour can be an introduction to the city's main buildings or can be tailored to your group's architectural interests. For some cities we can also arrange an architectural bus tour.
e-architect have set tour programmes that aim to show the key buildings in a city. The walking tour can be tailored if sufficient notice is provided. For example a group of architects interested in innovative social housing or new office buildings could be provided with tailored information allowing a tour programme to be agreed prior to their visit.
Contact Isabelle Lomholt to arrange your architectural tour on
+44 (0) 1620 825722 / mob. +44 (0)7952 149814 or isabelle(at)e-architect.co.uk
Key Cities for Architectural Tours
Architectural Walking Tours, alphabetical:
e-architect are expanding our architectural tour coverage and are interested to hear both from aspiring architectural guides and those interested in arranging a city tour.
We have numerous positive referrals for walking tours in a range of cities, please contact Isabelle for details. Typically tours are for groups of architects from a specific design studio or from a specific architectural association or institution. We have arranged architecture walking tours for individuals and couples but please note our prices are not per person. Our architecture tour guides are paid by the hour so the more people on the tour the lower the individual price if paying jointly (most tours are paid by the office, association or institution).
Scottish Walking Tours
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