This study investigates the impact of architectural history in enhancing the intangible value of modern buildings in Cyprus as shareable modern heritage.

It focuses on the use, appropriation, and misappropriation of ten hotels that are emblematic of modern heritage (early twentieth century-1974), in order to expose the competing narratives and interpretations that have remained hidden or lost behind these buildings’ current physical condition.


The USHer app is being developed as an alternative architectural “guide” to modernism in Cyprus through the use of electronic resources. The app engages the public in an interactive discussion by allowing them to “share” tales, which is essential for comprehending the intangible value of constructed heritage.

The app contains more than just hotels, and its goal is to create a digital library of modern architecture in Cyprus that “listens.”


The application is hosted at the University of Cyprus, partnered with CYENS, Centre of Excellence, funded by the EXCELENCE Hub Grant, provided by the EU Regional Development Fund and the Republic of Cyprus through the Cyprus Innovation and Research Centre


Google Play Store App:
App Store: USHer Architecture