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July 1, 2013
Headed back to good old Europe this summer for some design-driven travel? Our city guides offer an insider's view of what you should not miss as your travels take you from Paris to Helsinki and beyond.
The Eiffel Tower, which raised more than one eyebrow in 1889.

No European holiday worth its salt skips Paris. And this look at the City of Light comes from one of our favorite furniture designers, Erwan Bouroullec.

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Rafael Moneo’s extension of the Prado, sits as nicely next to the neoclassical original as the gothic Monasterio de Jeronimos next door.

Don't miss how nicely modern architecture plays against the old stuff in Madrid, Spain. Rafael Moneo’s extension of the Prado, sits as nicely next to the neoclassical original as the gothic Monasterio de Jeronimos next door.

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Originally appeared in Architecture Tour: Madrid, Spain
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The 1969 Temppeliaukion Kirkko, or Rock Church as it is known, is one of the most popular places to visit in Helsinki. The dramatic interior space was created from a solid granite outcropping, and is often used as a concert hall because of its superior ac

Maximize that summer sun by heading way north to Helsinki, Finland, a city that knows a thing or two about design as well. The 1969 Temppeliaukion Kirkko, or Rock Church as it is known, is one of the most popular places to visit in Helsinki. The dramatic interior space was created from a solid granite outcropping, and is often used as a concert hall because of its superior acoustics.

Photo by: Hertha Hurnaus
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Organic design characterizes the tram station at Bellevue, a popular square and site of the opera house. Zurich’s trams are hailed as a model for an economic, environment-friendly urban transport system.

Industrial designer Alfredo Häberli shows us how to pass the hours in Zurich, Switzerland, a city with no shortage of timekeepers. Organic design characterizes the tram station at Bellevue, a popular square and site of the opera house. Zurich’s trams are hailed as a model for an economic, environment-friendly urban transport system.

Photo by: Gunnar Knechtel
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Athens, Greece cityscape

Athens is home to one of history’s most important buildings, the Parthenon, but how does the city fare architecturally today? 
A spate of modern development, particularly a new museum that looks onto the Acropolis, suggests that things are looking up. Photo by: Alex Subrizi

 

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Originally appeared in Athens, Greece
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The Eiffel Tower, which raised more than one eyebrow in 1889.

No European holiday worth its salt skips Paris. And this look at the City of Light comes from one of our favorite furniture designers, Erwan Bouroullec.

Photo by Jessica Antola.

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