The Best Architecture and Design Blogs

Keeping up to date with what's occurring within the architectural and design world is an important part of our professional development...

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 favorite (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 –

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

Archdaily –

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 –

Divisare (meaning imagining, designing with the mind) originally called Europaconcorsi, has 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 –

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 –

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 –

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 –

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 –

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

Architecture Review –

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 –

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 –

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 –

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 –

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.

Architect Magazine –

Founded in 2006 Architect Magazine The premier site of the American Institute of Architects, providing regular and up to date industry news & building resources for architects and architecture industry professionals

Bustler –

Sister site to the above mentioned Archinect, Bustler is a premier online publication that focuses on keeping the design community as a whole “busy and inspired”, through tracking activity from around the globe with breaking stories on outstanding competitions and events

Arcspace –

Founded in 1999 and run and operated by the Danish Architecture Centre, arcspace is an architecture webzine that features the most current and creative of today’s projects from the worlds leading architects, as well as the most influential of the past.

World Architecture News –

World Architecture News, incorporating World Interiors News is the editorial home of the WAN (The World Architecture News Awards) and WIN awards schemes. Showcasing the very best projects and practices across the globe, it’s the first place to come for inspiration and practical insights.

World Architects –

World-Architects is a membership-based network of contemporary architects and building professionals, that advocate quality in architecture. 

Their selection of projects is carefully curated by a highly discerning group of critics from around the world …Bringing daily news, building reviews, an international job board and events calendar, along with a multilingual weekly newsletter.

e-architect –

e-architect claims to be one of the world’s largest architecture websites with its 22,000 pages of dedicated architectural information. unlike other online architecture journals, e-architect also provides a building database that can be searched by country, city, type or by architect. 

“For example you could find information on Wembley Stadium via our England, London, Football Stadium or Foster + Partners pages.”

Alongside this e-architect provides all the usual online features such as building news, events, competitions, photos, jobs, awards and products. 

The Architecture Review –

Founded in 1896 The Architectural Review is one of the oldest and widest read architectural magazines in the world.

This global architecture magazine, provides diverse and incisive coverage spanning all parts of the world. With a 120-year history as the world’s favorite architecture publication, it is a leader of debates and a must-have for architecture and design communities around the world.

Architecture Today –

Founded in 1989, Architecture Today is an independently-published British architecture magazine. Largely comprising in-depth building studies, it is physically published ten times per annum and is available free-of-charge to Architects Registration Board-registered architects, however for those that are not registered, there is still a wealth of information available via the website.

The Architects Newspaper –

The Architect’s Newspaper serves up news and inside reports to a niche community of architects, designers, engineers and landscape architects to name a few. Delivering quality news and cultural reporting through print, web, and a newsletter.

More with less –

More with less is a very modern and clean online design and architecture publication that showcases the best projects of architects and designers from all around the world so every creative mind can find inspiration.

Study Architecture –

Study Architecture is an online resource for undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in joining the Architecture profession. They bring together colleges and universities, students and working architecture professionals to create a forum for sharing information and ideas. 

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