What’s the best thing about architecture blogs? You barely have to do any reading. Filled with images that transcend words, there is so much visual inspiration to be found on the web without having to do much searching yourself.
There is a strong selection of well-known architecture and design blogs, but if you dig a little deeper you can come across some less publicised blogs too which also curate a depth of architectural ingenuity and design innovation.
From the awe-inspiring to the enviable, get lost in the creative constructions featured on these 25 awesome architectural blogs:
Started by Romanian Micle-Mihai Cristian in 2007, Freshome is now “the go-to destination for anyone who is passionate about design, architecture, luxury, travel, lifestyle and creativity in the home”.
Perfect for architects, designers and DIYers alike, this blog provides resources and tips, as well as inspiration for creating organised and healthy living spaces without the need for a big budget.
Snaps of beautiful living spaces provide inspiration fodder, and it is very hard not to laugh at the witty, dead-pan photo captions.
4. Cabin Porn
We all dream of a hidden retreat, our own little refuge away from a busy world. Cabin Porn collates a collection of inspirational quiet places for you to covet.
A curation-of-cool from a young Archiphile living in Hong Kong for anyone else who has a strong affinity for beautiful spaces and places.
Talkitect is a site dedicated to the discussion of contemporary architecture, art and design. It presents articles and videos with commentary around new designs, research and issues in the design world.
A compilation of all things related to outstanding modern residential architecture from a UK-based estate agency. Take some design inspiration, or swoon at the extravagant designs.
Busyboo celebrates the simplicity of modern homes. An interesting page is the Japanese architecture collection, focusing on deceptively diminutive buildings that are forced to employ clever thinking to make the most of compact sites.
An awesome selection of concrete projects, including architecture, where concrete plays an important role in the design and interiors.
Contemporist celebrates cool contemporary culture, focusing on architecture and design from around the world.
Touted as the world’s most visited architecture website, it pretty much features everything you could want to know when it comes to the latest trends, materials, news and software.
Coffee with and Architect is the musings of architect, Jody Brown, who provides an entertaining and insightful commentary of life as an architect which fellow designers will no doubt relate to.
If the name hasn’t already given it away, this is a site dedicated to resources for all budding business owners to help them become financially successful architects.
14. Design Milk
Your go-to site for anything cool, creative and incredible. Design Milk’s architecture page offers up a curation of clever contemporary building design.
A visual collection of user-submitted ideas featuring modern architecture and design materials and products. Don’t be surprised if you lose track of time while you’re exploring.
Aims to bring together the thoughts, ideas and opinions of architects from all around the world and is “a top online destination for progressive design oriented students, architects, educators and fans”.
17. Stair Porn
Stair Porn showcases nothing but cool stairs from buildings all around the world. Who knew staircases could be such works of art?
18. Alex Hogrefe
A helpful site for designers when it comes to architecture graphics and rendering using Photoshop and Sketchup. It includes Alex’s own portfolio of images as well as a series of tutorials.
An examination of contemporary creativity through architecture, products and interior design. Features a collection of awesome architectural examples as well as some news and opinion pieces worth taking a look at.
Bob Borson, a Texas-based architect, provides weekly posts about the ins and outs of the daily life of a practicing architect, covering a whole range of topics.
World of Architecture pulls together architectural, interior and engineering projects from around the globe. Explore residential properties, celebrity homes, resorts and more.
A dark and eerie look at bleak buildings that are in a state of disrepair. Perhaps not the most inspirational of sites, but the Dutch curator obviously sees beauty in their desolation - have a look and see what you think.
23. Dezeen Magazine
I couldn’t put together a list of top architecture blogs without mentioning Dezeen. Arguably one of the most popular architecture, design and technology websites, it is regularly updated with photos and articles from around the globe.
24. The Cool Hunter
The Cool Hunter finds all things, well, cool, and puts them in once place to make it easy for you. This includes some pretty awesome architectural discoveries for some inspiration when creativity feels like it’s lacking.
Keeping things simple, Pretty Architecture is an eclectic collection of architectural images covering a range of styles and locations.
What architecture blogs do you keep an eye on? Can you recommend any more that aren’t on this list? Or do you have your own to share?