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From Alvar Aalto to Rem Koolhaas and from Le Corbusier to Jean Nouvel. If you like architecture, these accommodations are an irresistible excuse to take a trip and look for inspiration.

Paimio, Finland (Alvar Aalto)

Tucked away in a lush forest a two-hour drive west of Helsinki, Alvar Aalto's masterpiece surprises the traveler with its dazzling white and graceful curves. This is one of the best-preserved buildings from the modernist era in the world, the Paimio Sanatorium. Since this year, the Alvar Aalto Foundation, which preserves the legacy of Finland's most famous architect, has allowed people to sleep in one of the buildings of the complex, specifically the one used as a dormitory by the nurses of the old sanatorium. Established in 1949, Mäntylä has 13 bright rooms. You don't have to look for luxuries, but you do have to look for all its intact art deco splendour and total silence and peace. Paimio is one of the buildings that the Scandinavian country is trying to include in the list of World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. Learn more at paimiosanatorium.com

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Firminy-Vert, France (Le Corbusier)

In this city in the Loire department, an hour south of Lyon, Le Corbusier designed his most important architectural ensemble in Europe, a project that served to revitalize a small industrial city. Firminy-Vert is home to a bizarre cone-shaped church, a cultural center, an amphitheater-shaped stadium, a swimming pool and a Housing Unit, the residential concept of the father of modern architecture, where the visitor can stay in different apartments. Some are rented through Airbnb, others privately. Learn more at sitelecorbusier.com

La Maison de la Culture, Firmity Vert, the city that Le Corbusier imagined.Arnaud Frich/F.L.C/ADAGP

The Eppstein House by Frank Lloyd Wright

The greatest American architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, designed this house for Samuel and Dorothy Eppstein in the 1950s in the town of Galesburg, in the state of Michigan. It is one of the best-preserved examples of Wright's celebrated "prairie houses," which are defined by open, flowing spaces and horizontal lines. The house has been completely restored, although it retains all its retro flavor and is furnished with some pieces by the author of the Guggenheim Museum in New York, such as the dining table. A style that has not yet gone out of style. It can be rented on Airbnb from 390 euros. Learn more at www.airbnb.es/rooms

The Eppstein House in Galesburg, Michigan, USA. AIRBNB

nhow Rotterdam, Netherlands (Rem Koolhaas)

It is the only hotel designed by Rem Koolhaas and the architecture studio OMA. The nHow Rotterdam, of the Spanish chain NH, occupies 23 floors of the largest building in Europe, the "De Rotterdam", an imposing trio of glass and steel towers in the so-called Manhattan of the Maas River, a festival of architecture along the river of the second Dutch city. The hotel has 278 rooms armed with luxury and technology to the teeth, as well as impressive windows. Not to be missed is the bar on the top floor. In addition, since its opening in 2014, nhow Rotterdam has picked up that avant-garde and innovative baton that is savoured in one of the most groundbreaking cities on the continent, exhibiting different works by local artists who capture their own impressions of Rotterdam. Learn more at www.nh-hotels.com

Hotel room nhow Rotterdam.TRAVEL

Hotel Marqués de Riscal (Frank O. Gehry)

Among the spectacular titanium buildings designed by the American architect Frank Gehry there is also a hotel, as we well know, although you have to look for it in a somewhat unexpected place, the City of Wine in Elciego (Rioja Alavesa). In the luxury hotel of the winemakers Marqués de Riscal, Gehry played with the same wavy shapes as in the Guggenheim in Bilbao, but this time with shades of pink, gold and silver that reflect the colors of the red wine, the mesh of the Riscal bottles and the capsule of the bottle. respectively. "It's a wonderful creature, with its hair flying in all directions, which throws itself over the vineyards," the architect himself explained at the time. You can stay at this hotel as many times as you want and enjoy completely different views. Because its 61 rooms, all unique for the design of the building, offer different perspectives. Learn more at www.marquesderiscal.com

Frank O. Gehry's "creature" in the vineyards of Marqués de Riscal.travel

ROSEWOOD SÃO PAULO, Brazil (Jean Nouvel )

We now travel to the Cidade Matarazzo, in São Paulo, a complex of well-preserved early 93th century buildings that have been carefully transformed into private residences, luxury shops, restaurants and hotels such as the Rosewood São Paulo. It occupies a former historic hospital, the Matarazzo Maternity Hospital, as well as an amazing new 57-metre-high tower covered by a lush vertical garden that has been designed by architect Jean Nouvel. The ultra-luxury hotel has also had the artistic direction of Philippe Starck, who has recruited 450 Brazilian artists and artisans to produce a permanent art collection with more than <> works. Learn more at www.rosewoodhotels.com/en/sao-paulo

Interior of the Rosewood São Paulo, whose artistic direction is signed by Philippe Starck.TRAVEL

ONE@Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan (Kengo Kuma)

A short walk from Tokyo Skytree, Tokyo's iconic broadcasting tower in the Oshiage district, the One@Tokyo fuses industrial materials with the characteristic natural wood panels often used in his works by Kengo Kuma, one of the world's most influential Japanese architects. Opened last year, Kuma's imprint is imprinted on every inch of the interior of this minimalist yet surprisingly welcoming accommodation that also features a rooftop garden. Learn more at www.onetokyo.com

The Tokyo hotel designed by Kengo Kuma.TRAVEL

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