25 Architecture Blogs For Design Inspiration

Monica Shepherd

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:

1. Freshome

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”.

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2. Apartment Therapy

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.

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3. Unhappy Hipsters

Snaps of beautiful living spaces provide inspiration fodder, and it is very hard not to laugh at the witty, dead-pan photo captions.

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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.

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5. Archiphile

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.

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6. Talkitect

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.

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7. The Modern House Blog

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.

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8. Busyboo

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.

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9. Anthony Concrete Design

An awesome selection of concrete projects, including architecture, where concrete plays an important role in the design and interiors.

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10. Contemporist

Contemporist celebrates cool contemporary culture, focusing on architecture and design from around the world.

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11. ArchDaily

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.

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12. Coffee with an Architect

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.

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13. Entrepreneur Architect

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.

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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.

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15. Materialicious

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.

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16. Archinect

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”.

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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?

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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.

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19. Metropolis Magazine

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.

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20. Life of an Architect

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.

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