“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I — I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.”
ArchiTeam is a group of young people, who have joined together envisioning the promotion and spread of Architecture to the wider public worldwide.
It is human nature to want to travel and search. The meaning of a journey, combined with the natural need for a vacation, constitutes a great deal of every day thought and is basically the dream of every person.
As architecture students, we felt the need to study in situ the buildings we learned about from the bibliography. During that time, we organized our first architectural trip to Berlin. We visited since then many other places around the world with the participation of many colleagues and friends. The team originally formed in 2008, giving our traveling group a new entity. Being part of the cities we visit, we live the architectural experience through personal tours, participation in international events and conversations with well-known architects.
People who had no relation to architecture came to visit the sights of every destination. Walking through the city and strolling through some of the most remarkable architectural structures, they acquired a new sense of “beauty” and functionary meaning.
The purpose of a journey is to discover places through their buildings and architecture. It’s a discovery which happens whilst strolling through the city and experiencing the reality, not just through the commentaries of tourist guides.
Above all, it’s about a group of friends who travel together, not to reach a specific destination, but to enjoy every trip and return with enriched real experiences.
ArchiTravel was founded in 2008, during a trip, giving the traveling group new form and entity. The fundamental purpose of this website is to gather information and experiences from the past travels thus creating an electronic Architectural City Guide.
Through texts, pictures and maps, the most significant architectural buildings are described and “architectural journeys” are recommended.
Parallel to this, members are fully informed about new and past excursions through DestiNations and the possibility to take part in them.
The world of ArchiTravel gives the opportunity to experience the cities like no other travel guide will ever be able to do.