Destination Architecture


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Twenty-eight curators, critics, art historians, and artists contributed their expertise to create this art-lover's ideal museum. They come from such institutions as: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the British Museum, London; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu; the University of California, Berkeley; La Trobe University, Melbourne; the School of African and Oriental Studies, University of London; and The Courtauld Institute of Art, London.


"[I]f your architectural leanings skew more contemporary than classic, take note of Destination Architecture... A compendium of 1,000 of the world's most daringly modern edifices."-The Wall Street Journal

"Are bricks and mortar ever worth travelling for? Most definitely, says publisher Phaidon... Destination Architecture rounds up 1,000 contemporary buildings worth packing for."-Atlas (Abu Dhabi)

"Architecture buffs will be thrilled to see the most interesting, ground-breaking, and important buildings in the world all together in this comprehensive tome." -Elle

"Like all Phaidon photo books, this one is stunning... [It] would make a perfect holiday gift. Even the Grinch would fall in love with contemporary architecture after browsing this collection." -Architizer

"A comprehensive global travel guide to the contemporary built environment." -Modern Magazine

"The one you need to consult for your next city break... Destination Architecture is the compact companion for contemporary construction... A comprehensive travel guide. a building bucket list. Destination Architecture ticks all the right boxes." -The Essential Journal

"Inspiring... Elegant... Sometimes it pays to judge a book by its cover... Anyone with an interest will enjoy this compendium of 1,000 must-see contemporary buildings around the world." -The Times

"One thousand of the most compelling designs from this period have been complied in Destination Architecture a new book published by Phaidon that aims to become an unparalleled resource for enjoying these examples of contemporary built culture." -CNN Style

"Both universal landscapes and personal experiences are represented in a new publication that considers the wider effects of architectural tourism... The buildings featured are thrillingly diverse in their approaches." -Aesthetica

"Worship at the altar of striking architecture... with 1,000 mesmerizing examples of extraordinary contemporary buildings." -Atlas Obscura

"The go-to travel guide for architecture geeks... Whether you're an architecture aficionado or an intrepid traveller who wants to learn more about the incredible buildings you discover on your adventures, new book Destination Architecture is the ultimate bible, featuring more than 1,000 of the world's most compelling contemporary designs."

"A fantastic collection of 1000 of today's most compelling structures by the world's greatest architects... The definitive travel guide for architects, architourists, and armchair travellers alike. Gift to clients, or leave around the store for inspiration." -TTG (Travel Trade Gazette Luxury)

"[A]n unparalleled and comprehensive resource for anyone wanting to get more out of their travels. No journey, from a long weekend to a long-haul trip, would be complete without this expertly curated 'who's who' of the most exciting architecture in the world... It's the best way to find and enjoy contemporary built culture on every continent." -Dwell Online

"Architecture buffs will be thrilled to see the most interesting, ground-breaking, and important buildings in the world all together in this comprehensive tome." -Elle Online

"Travel to 1,000 of the world's most innovative buildings via this compact guide."-House & Garden Magazine

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