June 10, 2013
Clockwise from top left: Attic apartment in Torino, Italy; cottage in County Galway, Ireland; interior of Torino apartment; and Lock House, in County Kildare, Ireland. Photos courtesy of Architects House Exchange.
If you’re tired of scrolling through the IKEA-and-shag-carpeting nightmares on VRBO, consider this new vacation-rental site created just for architects. Dublin-based designer Eva Byrne recently launched Architects Housing Swap for industry folk who want to travel to faraway lands—so long as they can do it while gazing upon the right sort of coffee-table books.
Byrne’s membership service is perfect for anyone who’s stuck at the bottom of the Living Architecture waiting list, or maybe still reeling from sticker shock over Peter Zumthor’s suite of Swiss rental properties. And if you sign up before June 28, you’ll get the €100 annual membership fee waived for your first year! Read more.