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
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 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.
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.
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
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.
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).
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.
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.
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 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!