Architecture fundamentally impacts a traveler’s experience of place, from where one eats, sleeps, waits for buses, trains, etc., to the overall architectural traditions that help give a certain place its feel.

Matador’s community has fans and students of various schools of architecture. Through their stories and photo essays, we hope to share our appreciation for architecture, and help travelers see architecture as be a point of entry into a place’s culture and history.

Photo: lietz.photography

Canadian company makes tiny homes that you can assemble anywhere

The ice hotel giving its visitors a taste of Game Of Thrones

Northern Lights viewing hotspot: a floating timber hotel in Lapland

A visual guide to the impressive architecture of 10 European destinations

Living in a crazy small Tokyo apartment

I have zero construction skills and not much money. But I’ve managed to build an adobe home in Patagonia

10 of the most mind-blowing architectural spots in Budapest

Living out of boxes: what it’s like to reside in San Francisco’s ‘Containertopia’

It took this man 10 years to realize he was living in a synagogue

A quick guide to the neighborhoods of Madrid

The story ‘Narcos’ doesn’t tell: The most dangerous drug cartel city is now the most innovative

Try the minimalist lifestyle at this tiny-house resort in Oregon

The failed socialist utopian dream that helped make Dallas a major city

Check this rad mountain shelter built on skis

This is what the Sagrada Familia will look like when completed in 2026

Here’s why some of China’s biggest and most expensive buildings sit empty.

28 photos that show Los Angeles turning into the new New York

This reclusive artist has spent 25 years building underground masterpieces in the desert

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