We present you some sample destinations:
NEW YORK & CHICAGO
New York, the Big Apple, is the architectural icon of the 20th century and a must-visit for anyone who’s interested in architecture.
Chicago has become a model city in the U.S after emerging from the economic depression. Magnificent buildings and impressive public spaces await its visitors. You will enjoy its richness accompanied by our architect and will emerge yourself in the Cosmopolitan culture and its architectural innovations.
Chicago has more to offer than just skyscrapers like the Sears Tower. There are also majestic buildings that unite the subtle mix of Baroque, Neo-gothic, Art Deco, and contemporary design.
CHICAGO, WISCONSIN & PENNSYLVANIA
Frank Lloyd Wright invented the term organic architecture and open floor. The central idea is that building should be the support from the natural environment. A further of his fundamental contributions to modern architecture was his knowledge of plant life, with which he created powerful spaces that flow from one room to the other. This concept is evident in what are called “prairie-houses” in Illinois. After living in various spots, he settled in Taliesin, Wisconsin, where he built his own house and a studio-school inspired by teacher-student relationships, in which he actually believed. Part of his works can be seen through the United States. Along the way, we will see buildings by other masters like Mies Van der Rohe on a tour that will take us to Wisconsin, Illinois and Pennsylvania.
LOS ANGELES & SAN FRANCISCO
Los Angeles is an amazing architectural kaleidoscope. Here we find examples of many different styles and eras, with large contrasts. From Googie architecture, to residences by Richard Neutra, to daring buildings by Frank O. Gehry, to more innovative architecture by Morphis, etc.
As a result of its interesting and defiant geography and topogrpahy, San Francisco is internationally known for it’s ecclectic Victorian architecture as mush as other icons like Palace of Fine Arts, Coit Tower, Academy of Sciences, Transamerica Pyramid, etc.
MEXICO CITY & GUADALAJARA
The principal objective of this trip is to visit the work of Mexican architects, without forgetting the evidence of the Aztecs. We will focus on new buildings by contemporary architects.
Luis Barragán is one of the most important Mexican architects of the 20th century. In his work we find elements of Maghrebi and African architecture. Otherwise, Ricardo Legorreta’s work is based on the proportions of intense color and the conviction of structural and architectural elements. During the journey, we will take a guided tour of Mexico City and its surrounding area, Guadalajara, and we will visit other important sites like Toluca, Teotihuacán and Tlatelolco. We want to give you a global overview of a good portion of the country through its architecture, not forgetting the historical, cultural and gastronomic features.
The trip to Brasil is composed of 4 important architectural Brasilian cities where you can appreciate the country’s diversity. We will discover architectural aspects from the countryside to the city, from colonial villas to one of the most important metropolises in the contemporary world. From the cuisine of Bahia to the refined gastronomy of Sao Paolo, from beaches to waterfalls, from the tropical landscape of Rio to the ecovillage, world-recognized for its ecological and architectural sustainability.
Our aim is to provide an in-depth Brazilian experience, in terms of the architectural, artistic, anthropological, historical and natural aspects of the nation.
To make your trip as wide as possible, we propose São Paulo, Brasilia, Salvador de Bahía and Rio de Janeiro, with the option of an Ecocourse excursion in Pirenópolis.
Artchitectours will guide you to discover unique and fascinating architecture in the U.S.A., which has some of the main architectural work in the world! You will love it!