Saturday , 23 September 2017

Best Architecture Blogs and Websites of 2017

This is a list of my favourite, and most visited architecture blogs and websites for 2017. The list features both architecture news sites along with blogs. I am not critiquing these sites, but just sharing with you the places I go to find inspiration, ideas, guidance or just when I have a few spare moments.

 

There is a wealth of great, and some not so great, architecture and design websites out there, and of course I am only mentioning a small few here. If you have a favourite you would like to share, then please comment below and I could look at adding it to the list next year.

Design and Inspiration

Arch Daily

Touted as the …. This site is absolutely immense and I’m sure you are already a regular visitor. Not only do they feature reams and reams of beautiful buildings from around the world, there are regular articles focusing on the profession of architecture, the AD Essentials (in depth overviews of architecture’s most important topics) along with interviews, city guides, competitions etc.

Architizer

Architizer is a massive website featuring over 40,000 architectural practices, and literally thousands of projects. They are an architecture database, which also includes information on products and brands. Well worth checking this site out.

Dezeen 

I have been a Dezeen reader for quite some time now and it covers a wide range of architecture and design news. Definitely worth having on your news feed/reader.

Contemporist

Contemporist is another architecture inspiration stop off. Categories include architecture, design, interiors, art and travel this site is packed full of beautiful images, interesting projects and and buckets of creativity.

Biber

First found out about this from Life of An Architect – Bob Borson. Biber is an unusual site – goes for a  different perspective. Worth checking it out and see what you think.

Life of An Architecture Student

I love the style of this blog and the submissions from architecture students – always plenty to laugh about.

Archinect

Archinect connects architects and designers from around the world to introduce new ideas from all disciplines. I really enjoy this site – take some time to check it out.

Practical guides and resources

Life of An Architect

Bob Borson, an architect based in Texas, USA writes a really entertaining blog – covering a wide variety of topics including architectural graphics 101, general architectural musings and insight into his day to day projects and work in the office. I always have time to read Bob’s latest post and have no doubt you will find great value in checking out his site on a regular basis.

Young Architect

This blog is written by Michael Riscica, an architect based in Portland, USA. His approach is to offer information and advice to architecture students and young architecture professionals about study, work and life in general! Really great blog, and if you are in the US, he has a huge resource for helping with the ARE (Architect Registration Exam).

Visualising Architecture

Alex Hogreffe is the “Go To Guy” of architectural visualisation. He provides really high quality tutorials and ideas for creating architectural graphics. He is a keen SketchUp user and has spoken at SketchUp’s Base Camp. He started the blog while he was still a student in 2009 and since then he has grown a massive following and is considered to create some of the best visualisation tutorials in the world.

Archispeak Podcast

I really enjoy listening to Archispeak when I am out walking the dog! It features three US architects having casual conversations about architecture. I love the feel of this podcast and really enjoy feeling like I am a part of their conversation.

Arch Smarter

Michael Kilkelly created ArchSmarter in 2014 championing productivity, and working smarter. He has a lot of really useful content looking at Revit, amongst many other things.

EntreArchitect

EntreArchitect was founded by Mark R. LePage to inspire and educate small firm architects to help them improve their businesses. This website has some interesting articles, with advice that you can put into practice. He also features a podcast series which is well worth checking out.

 

So that’s my list! Share in the comments below any of your favourite architecture websites!

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5 comments

  1. Really good list, a couple of new ones on there for me to take a look at, thanks for sharing!

    I have added this post to my @FlipboardMag, ‘Architecture, Design & Innovation’ it’s a collection of articles exploring the world of architecture, design & the built environment… https://goo.gl/UaBuWY Also, if you are interested in the latest building product/project announcements and construction industry news and views from industry specialists, my blog, https://kirhammond.wordpress.com/ might be worth a visit! 😉

  2. Thanks so much for including EntreArchitect on your list. I’m glad you are a member of the EntreArchitect Community.

  3. Hello. I am Beketa from Ethiopia. I am a young Architect of tomorrow who is studying Architecture in a southern region of Ethiopia, Dilla university .As I am a fifth year student, I need to participate and be involved in your team to boost up my knowledge and be the one that the society rely on. How can I? please help.

  4. Please check out ‘Thank God It’s Computational’ https://www.getrevue.co/profile/TGIC/

    One of the only few blogs/newsletter series focusing entirely on Computational Design aspects of AEC.

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