10 best Instagram accounts to follow for architectural and design inspiration
Instagram is the best social media platform to explore and enjoy architecture, as it is focused on imagery. If you spend hours and hours on Instagram looking for the perfect project or just architectural inspiration, these 10 accounts could help you.
Archdaily (3.4mm) – @Archdaily
The IG account of the world’s most visited architectural website. News, projects and interviews are part of the classy, varied and always top-quality content. We strongly recommend that you don’t miss their stories to read some of the most interesting articles about architecture.
Architecture – Daily Sketches (850k) – @Arch_more
The best drawing sketches on Instagram. They publish finished drawings but also ‘making of’ videos, both coloured or black and white. If you want to practice architecture, you should check out their Youtube channels, where you can find a lot of tutorials.
Designboom Magazine (3.9mm) – @designboom
The craziest architecture, arts and design account. The online magazine has been in circulation since 1999 but the images they post never cease to amaze us. If you love everything out of the ordinary, what are you waiting for?
Architecture Hunter (3mm) – @architecture_hunter
“We hunt for what needs to be seen by the world”. This is the motto of this account which has more than 3 million followers. Devoted to discovering spectacular yet unknown architectural projects. Bad (or good) news is that after posting, the projects are no longer hidden secrets.
Norman Robert Foster (646k) – @officialnormanfoster
Norman Foster official account, one of the best and the most influential architects in the world. He was the winner of the Pritzker prize and Queen Elizabeth II even bestowed on him the Order of Merit. Stay tuned because you may just see natural slate around here in the near future…
Zaha Hadid Architects (1.3mm) – @zahahadidarchitects
Office founded by Zaha Hadid, known as one of the best architects ever. Bold designs and futuristic buildings, as the headquarters of the Antwerp’s Port demonstrates. A project where we had the chance to participate in with our CUPA 4 natural slate.
Snøhetta (570k) – @snohetta
Scandinavian design at its finest. Integrating architecture, amazing landscapes and sustainable materials… An amazing journey around the world, as people from 30 different nations work at this architectural firm.
Chris Precht (277k) – @chrisprecht
An Austrian architect living in the mountains. Expect a lot on sustainability and natural materials but also striking projects and interesting lectures.
Christine Williamson (93k) – @buildingsciencefightclub
Building science: a lot of interesting facts and stories you didn’t know before regarding construction. The didactic tone and the easy-to-understand images make this account accessible to everyone.
Bonus track: CUPA PIZARRAS (10k) – @cupa.pizarras
Last but not least, if you have arrived here you should also follow CUPA PIZARRAS. Every day a new project featuring natural slate. Undoubtedly, the place to be if you like this versatile and sustainable material.