19 houses designed by outstanding architects you can sleep in

From the unit at La Cité Radieuse to the luxurious personal residence of Jorn Utzon, here is a selection of the best architectural masterpieces to stay for a weekend or a longer holiday.

With the arrival of spring, the upswing in international tourism is upon us, and travel restrictions due to Covid are loosening. But why not rent an architectural icon as your holiday accommodation? From flats in modernist icons – such as Le Corbusier’s La Cité Radieuse and Oscar Niemeyer’s Copan Building – to the most luxurious accommodations, these houses have in many cases been renovated to be restored to their original glory, allowing guests to sleep inside buildings that most of us can only admire from afar. However, in other cases, they have even been designed specifically to be rented out for short periods, as evidenced by the unique collaboration between Japanese architect Go Hasegawa and the Airbnb company.

Ricardo Bofill, La Muralla Roja, Calpe, Spain, 1968

Here are 19 of the best architectural masterpieces to rent for your next holiday. While some stays are more luxurious than others, all offer a true window into the vision of domesticity and everyday life of these famous artists and architects.

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