The World’s Best Architecture Blogs Every Architect Must Read

If you’re an architect, student, or simply a fan of structural design, you probably already follow several leading blogs dedicated to architecture. However, there are dozens more that you may not have heard of that are solidly view-worthy.

It’s worth your time to check out each of these beautiful and informative architecture blogs. You will find inspiration, ideas and connections. Subscribe to your favorites and return often to build on your architectural expertise and see what’s new in the world of architecture.

World’s Best Architecture Blogs

1. Architectural Digest

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Tour Wes Gordon and Paul Arnhold’s West Chelsea Apartment, images by Stephen Kent Johnson

Our list begins with one of the most commonly known architecture publications, Architectural Digest. The print magazine launched in California over 100 years ago and now the website does a brilliant job of keeping architects up-to-date on the newest industry standards. AD shares innovative homes, interior decorating ideas and home products. Their site also includes features on celebrity style, travel destinations and high-end real estate.

2. ArchDaily

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The Archipelago House / Norm Architects, Image Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen.

In March 2008, ArchDaily began its mission of delivering comprehensive industry information to architects around the world. Their editorial staff cultivates information from a global community of the most influential, prestigious architects and designers. Visitors can read the latest architectural news, browse a huge library of articles and find out about current architectural competitions and events. Monthly topics of interest include raw materials, climate issues, interiors and how we can all live together better in our cities and communities.

3. Dezeen Magazine

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Six terraces of brick housing in Charlton by Peter Barber Architects

Dezeen Magazine states a simple mission: to bring its readers a carefully edited selection of the world’s best architecture, design and interiors projects. It is, however, a website that is anything but simple. Its pages are filled with a huge range of industry-specific features, including a jobs board and an event guide. Opinion pieces, podcasts, videos and interviews are also just a click away.

Check out the Dezeen Awards page to view the industry’s best designers, buildings and home interior products. Dezeen’s features are highly commented, allowing readers a real-time peek inside the minds of architects and designers from around the world.

4. Architizer

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Based in New York City, Architizer strives to provide architects with the information they need to build better buildings and better cities around the world. Featuring thousands of firms and projects, visitors can search by location or project type to find inspiration for their own work. An updated list helps industry professionals connect with trusted building supply manufacturers, for everything from acoustic ceiling tiles, to industrial bathroom fittings and furniture. Blog posts provide inspiration and advice, such as how to make your renderings stand out from the competitors’.

5. Archpaper.com

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Also known as The Architect’s Newspaper, Archpaper.com brings industry professionals timely news as it relates to its niche community of architects, engineers, designers, academics, contractors, developers and others involved in the industry. Its wide menu of topics range from architecture and art to transportation and urbanism. Subscribe to stay up-to-date on the latest competitions, awards and conferences, or visit to find the newest and best products on the market.

6. DesignBoom Magazine

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With offices in Milan, Bejing and New York, DesignBoom is an independent publication that has focused on contemporary industry issues for over 20 years. It critiques every aspect of architecture technology and design, and encourages open dialogue between creative professionals, industry leaders and society as a whole. Current content includes articles about treehouses in Norway, a wellness retreat in rural China and Spanish hotels that have been abandoned due to COVID-19.

7. Contemporist

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Contemporist serves as a daily source of new products and projects for professionals in the field of contemporary design. The website has six categories focusing on the contemporary side of architecture interiors, landscaping, design, art and travel. Stunning photography inspires industry professionals and homeowners to recreate these modern looks in their own projects. New products are featured regularly and designers are encouraged to submit high-quality images of their own work for publication.

8. Architonic

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Offering inspiration for architects and designers, Architonic is a massive, Zurich-based library of product recommendations, newsletters, guides and more. Architectural projects are linked to the furnishings, materials and fittings used in their creation, making it easier to find the items in the photos you love.

Industry professionals are invited to create an Architonic profile to showcase their work and make connections. A free Architonic design app is also available, which makes it more convenient to search for specific products and services while on the job site.

9. Architecture Lab

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Primarily focusing on architecture as it relates to urban and sustainable design, Architecture Lab also covers research studies, global news and events. Career tips include advice on getting started as an architect and how to ace an online video job interview. An easy-to-use website makes it easy to sort for ideas based on the type of home or the kind of room you’re working on. A design and decorate section includes DIY projects and a living section includes tips on cleaning and entertaining.

10. Life of an Architect

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Texas architect Bob Borson started blogging in 2010 on Life of an Architect as a means to communicate with others. His witty voice comes through on his posts, whose topics cover a wide range of subjects most architects would find intriguing. Read about residential architecture, then hear his career tips, then find out what’s involved in a day in the life of an architect. Borson and his friend Andrew Hawkins host a bi-weekly podcast discussing the industry and the blog provides easy links to different podcast platforms.

11. DesignRulz

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DesignRulz touts itself as the worldwide design and architecture database. They share carefully selected information on what’s new in architecture, product design, interior design and gadgets. The “Spaces in Living” section breaks down into residential and industrial categories. The residential collection includes individual rooms and types of homes, while the industrial collection includes hotels, offices, restaurants and spas. The “Vacations” section includes recommendations for fascinating accommodations worldwide in various types of structures, and ordinary travel tips.

12. Habitus Living

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If you want to explore the best residential architecture in Australia and the Asia Pacific region, follow Habitus Living where design is a way of life. The blog shares scads of information about interiors, design products, design stories, architecture and market happenings. Its House of the Year award is awarded each December from a selection of 20 homes from across the region that exhibits exceptional architectural design. The Habitus Collection is a showcase of favorite products culled from around the world.

13. Avonturra

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If you’re an architect and a traveling enthusiast, Avonturra was designed with you in mind. Featuring a collection of architecture and travel stories, its highlight is a collection of 100 must-see city guides. Divided by continent and country, it’s a wonderful way to include the best traditional and contemporary buildings on your travel itinerary. Avonturra welcomes reader submissions including articles, photos and videos.

14. Landscape Architecture Magazine

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Since 1910, Landscape Architecture Magazine has been elevating the profession of landscape architecture. The site provides current information on built landscapes and showcases new techniques for creating impressive landscape designs. It also has a focus on highlighting ecologically-sensitive design and planning procedures. All aspects of landscape architecture are covered, from creating vegetable gardens at elementary schools to crafting intricate pathways through industrial complexes.

15. Young Architect

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As the name indicates, Young Architect is geared toward helping the next generation of architects succeed at work, school and life. Site creator and architect Michael Riscica has been helping younger architects with a variety of tasks since 2013. Sign up for affordable courses to learn how to pass the Architecture Registration Exam (ARE), connect with other architects, become financially secure and follow the career path that fits you best. Subscribe to the Young Architect podcast to hear real stories from young architects succeeding in their field.

16. Modern Architecture Concept

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Modern Architecture Concept shares interior design ideas and inspiration relating to modern and contemporary architecture. Blogger Suzy Cacic created the blog as a way to showcase her personal love of modern design. A master DIYer, Cacic focuses on how to create an impressive modern style on a budget. She discusses everything from flooring to decking materials, to feng shui tips for home and office.

17. A Daily Dose of Architecture Books

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A Daily Dose of Architecture Books is where blogger John Hill posts regularly each week to share the best and latest architecture books hitting the market. His book reviews are based on his firsthand experience with each publication and his commentary. Search for books in day-themed categories: Monograph Mondays, Technical Tuesdays, World Wednesdays, History/Theory Thursdays and Free-for-all Fridays. Wayback Weekends’ posts feature older books Hill wishes to share, many related to books shared earlier in the week.

18. Modernist Australia

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‘Fry House’ 18 Amalfi Drive, Isle Of Capri QLD

Focusing on mid-century design and modernist principles in Australia, Modernist Australia is great for mid-century fans worldwide. The publishers long to see the integrity of modernist buildings acknowledged and preserved whether they are in the middle of the city or isolated on a coastline. Find inspiration to make your mid-century finds look new again, and where to find reproductions to design your retro abode.

19. HOK

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San Francisco Public Safety Campus

Global architecture, design, engineering and planning firm HOK employs over 1,500 people in 23 offices over three continents. Consequently, their website is full of inspiration for over a dozen markets and industry disciplines. Their blog also includes a section on how design has changed due to COVID-19, providing sources and advice for trade professionals adapting to pandemic-related changes.