Collection by Diana Budds

City Guides for the Design-Savvy Traveler

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Take a photographic trek through cities like Melbourne, Australia; Istanbul, Turkey; Mumbai, India; Oslo, Norway; and more, in our anthology of must-stop destinations for the design-savvy traveler.

Views of river from Swanston...
Looking at Istanbul’s old city from the trendy neighborhood of Beyoğlu, one can see the Hagia Sophia at left (rebuilt...
Marine Drive, also known as the Queen’s Necklace, is nearly two miles long, linking the tony South Mumbai to the...
Detour for Dwell...
Montreal, QuebecDispassionate about his city's de rigueur "City of Design" designation, architect Gilles Saucier shows...
The New Acropolis Museum hovers over a working archeological site, a fitting metaphor for Athens, where antiquity still...
Louis Kahn’s Salk Institute (top left) is a stunning building that looks directly out to the sea.
The stretching skyline of Estonia's capital and energy efficient city sits along the Baltic Sea, offering a mixture of...
Philadelphia rises above the banks of the Schuylkill River.
The Water Mirror, a rectangle of half-inch-deep water created by landscape architects Claire and Michel Corajoud,...
In the shadow of Waikiki’s high-rises, a twilight soccer game unfolds at the Ala Wai Neighborhood Park.
Federal-style architecture dominates much of Washington, particularly the city’s...
Built in 1956 for the World’s Fair, the Atomiumis an homage to the future.
The Plaza San Martin.
The Palacio des Bellas Artes is home to an extravagant art nouveau lobby and murals by José Clemente Orozco and Diego...
The subterranean Centro Cultural Palacio La Moneda lies beneath an esplanade but is awash with natural light.
Phoenix locals take advantage of the sun near the Palo Verde Library, designed by Gould Evans Associates LC and Wendell...
The 1969 Temppeliaukion Kirkko, or Rock Church as it is known, is one of the most popular places to visit in Helsinki.
The Raleigh Hotel was originally designed and built in 1940 by Lawrence Murray Dixon.
Jonas Lindvall enjoys the Malmö Konsthall for its dramatic treatment of light—and, of course, its Sunday brunches.
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