If you love building design, CAD and all things architecture, or just enjoy learning something new, our top 5 picks for architecture blogs could give you a new perspective or a bit of inspiration!
We haven’t included any of the biggies (Dezeen, ArchDaily, AJ, Design Boom… the list goes on!) so you can find something a bit different.
1. THE DISCUSSION BLOG: LIFE OF AN ARCHITECT
Like to read unexpected tales of everything from projects to visits, software to buildings? The Life of an Architect blog takes a look at the ramblings of an architect and covers all sorts of topics, musings and ideas.
The articles aren’t updated every month, but there’s some great archive posts and a regular podcast with 2 long-term architects discussing all sorts.
2. THE STUFF BLOG: YANKO DESIGN
Beautiful product reviews and interesting finds make the Yanko Design blog worth a mention – it’s not just architecture but there is a good amount of furniture and lighting reviewed in the blog.
See if you can find something unusual to add to your next project!
3. THE BIM BLOG: BIM42
If you like a bit of BIM (Building Information Modelling), or want to improve your skills in the area, this could be the blog for you.
Lots of software ideas with easy instructions, a huge range of topics, and regular posts make this one to watch.
4. THE PICTURES BLOG: PRETTY ARCHITECTURE
If you like to scroll through images of architecture that are interesting, beautiful and sometimes a bit weird, then the Pretty Architecture blog is for you. Think the Pinterest of architecture projects and you’re not far off.
The occasional comment or mini story just livens the site up a bit, but we love the visual elements of the site. Be prepared to lose hours!
5. THE SOFTWARE BLOG: VISUALISING ARCHITECTURE
If you love the design process, and want handy tips, tricks and tutorials for the design and software elements of a project – from start to finish- this is the blog for you.
The author, Alex Hogrefe, puts up full projects, with initial sketches, photoshop mockups and final spreads to see what it looks like at each stage – and how to create it!