The Best Architecture and Design Blogs

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Keeping up to date with what's occurring within the architectural and design world is an important part of our professional development, and so here we have a selection of our favourite (and best) most visited blogs and websites.

These offer a range of project and peer reviews, image based publications, daily news and updates, architectural forums, architecture narratives and the latest trends, technologies and regulations.

We're firm believers that these should at least be visited on a weekly basis, if not every day! ...so keep yourself up to date with this selection of the best Architecture and design blogs:

 

Dezeen - www.dezeen.com

Dezeen is one of the most popular architecture and design blogs online, and is always one of the first to showcase new projects.

 

Archdaily - www.archdaily.com

Archdaily delivers inspiration, tools and knowledge to millions architects and much like Dezeen is one of the biggest architecture blogs out there ...and so not to be missed

 

Divisare - www.divisare.com

Divisor (meaning imagining, designing with the mind) originally called Europaconcorsihas been an online architecture blog since 1998.  Unlike other blogs, Divisare only publishes exemplar work by the best and up and coming architects which is further supported by a large data base of architecture typologies and elements

 

Architects Journal - www.architectsjournal.co.uk

The "AJ" provides daily news and analysis into issues that are affecting our industry, comprehensive building studies with technical details and drawings, client profiles, competition updates as well as letting you know who’s won what and why. ...so well worth regularly checking in

 

Subtilitas - www.subtilitas.site

Subtilitas has been set up by jeff kaplon (a Los Angeles based designer) and is much like Divisare in the way that it has fewer featuring architectural and design projects but only features high level examples of design.

 

Architizer - www.architizer.com/blog

Architizer was founded in 2009, and aims to offer architects with information on how to build better buildings, they have a large amount of very useful information within their blog section, with lots tips, tricks and information for architecture students and young professionals.

 

Design Boom - www.designboom.com

Founded in 1999, design boom has established itself as one of the first online design and architecture magazines, publishing the latest news and key issues in all aspects of design, architecture and art. With their daily updates, it is well worth regular checking in.

 

Afasia - www.afasiaarchzine.com

Afraisia is a Spanish online architecture journal, who are somehow usually the first to publish new and up and coming projects from archtiects old and new from around the world 

 

Architecture Review - www.architectural-review.com

The Architectural Review is a global architecture magazine offering critiques and the critical thinking behind the buildings shaping the architectural discourse. Its slightly more academic that the likes of Dezeen, Archdaily and Design Boom but well worth a look when you’ve got a bit more time on your hands.

 

BLDG Blog - www.bldgblog.com

BLDGBLOG (“building blog”) was launched in 2004 by Geoff Managua, and offers an alternative to the “normal” architecture and design blog, by providing a series of narratives and investigations in his posts. It’s a fantastic resource for developing your own design brief or looking for an area to research.

 

Reddit Architecture - www.reddit.com/r/architecture

The architecture section of Reddit is one of the few active architecture forums on the internet and is bursting with useful information by its constant updates and vibrant user conversation. They also have a forum dedicated to students called young students.

 

Life of an Architect - www.lifeofanarchitect.com

This is a blog about architecture and what it's like to be an architectFrequently the topics help explain what architect's do for a living

 

Archinect - www.archinect.com

Architect aims to make architecture more connected and open-minded by bringing together designers and architects from around the world to introduce new ideas from all disciplines. Similar to Reddit, if has one of few active architecture forums on the web.