Wondering where to go to keep up with the latest trends in architecture? Blogs are a great source … as long as you know which are worth your time.
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Fortunately, you don’t have to search far and wide to find the top architecture blogs because we’ve done the heavy lifting for you and listed them below.
10 architecture blogs that will make you an expert on industry trends.
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) — a membership organization dedicated to architect education — posts blog articles that cover:
- Art, history and religion.
- Building science and technology.
- Design and health.
- Design specialty.
- Firm management.
- Social Impact.
- Career and the profession.
This article explains that buildings are a major contributor to climate change and offers advice to architects who wish to reduce their impact.
2. The Architect’s Newspaper
The Architect’s Newspaper aims to keep you up to date with “the most comprehensive source of information on the latest projects and commissions, unfolding politics and debate, and cultural developments related to architecture.”
That’s a lofty claim, but this blog delivers.
See breathtaking pictures of and read the story behind the stunning underwater hotel known as “The Muraka.” Fetching $50,000 per night, the creation of this structure is one Chief Architect and Designer Ahmed Saleem calls “a personal lifetime achievement.”
The Professional Services Management Journal (PSMJ) posts blog articles that focus on helping architecture and engineering firms achieve financial success. With topics ranging from mergers and acquisitions to business development, marketing, ownership transition, and more, you’re sure to find new insights to improve your firm’s strategic decision-making.
This post offers a detailed explanation of how intellectual property, copyright and trademark laws affect architecture firms.
Architizer exists to “empower architects with information to build better buildings, better cities and a better world.” It offers resources to showcase your architectural designs, as well as tips and inspiration to help you do your best work.
This post offers a unique glimpse into the design behind some of the most impactful buildings in existence today by revealing section drawings of modern landmarks.
Archisoup is a blog — or “online creative toolbox,” in its own words — that helps “architects, designers, and students source and shortlist the best tools, guides and information for use in the creative and construction industries.”
Top post: 21 Architectural Concept Ideas
This post details the various ways architects can concept their ideas, complete with demonstrations and best practices for each.
6. Architectural Record
Architectural Record is an excellent source of news and inspirational examples of modern architecture.
Top post: 25 Notable Projects of 2018
Need some inspiration to jumpstart your next project idea? There’s no shortage of great ideas in this list of stunning structures built in 2018.
No list of the best architecture blogs would be complete without Dezeen, which seeks “to bring you a carefully edited selection of the best architecture, design and interior projects and news from around the world.”
Top post: 12 buildings to look forward to in 2019
Take a look at some of your peers’ most ambitious plans for 2019.
8. Ronen Bekerman
Ronen Bekerman, an architecture visualization (ArchViz) artist, offers a blog where readers can “learn about ArchViz, share your process, showcase your work, find tools, challenge yourself and land the dream job you always wanted or the best 3D artists for your studio.”
Top post: 12 Best of Month Visualizations of 2018
Check out Ronen’s hand-selected picks for the best works posted during each month of 2018.
9. Architecture Lab
Architecture Lab seeks “to make architecture more connected, and bring together architects/designers from around the world searching for the latest architectural news: projects, products, events, interviews and competitions among others.”
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10. Think | Architect
Think | Architect provides a chance to get inside the mind of an architect and adjunct professor who shares “my observations, things to ponder about architecture or something specific I am attempting to teach.”
Top post: Inspiration Revisited
Everyone struggles with inspiration from time to time. This post takes an honest look at where inspiration comes from and its true role in architecture.
By following the blogs above, you can keep up with the latest architecture news, tips and inspiration.
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