At present, diaries and magazines have found their electronic counterpart in the form of blogs. Both amateurs and experts fill these online journals and e-magazines with helpful and entertaining information on a particular theme, subject or topic of choice. The same could be said in the case of architecture as a field. Leading architects, authorities, and visionaries in the area now have blogs that are completely accessible in the convenience of your mobile device. Aspiring architects and designers can find inspiration in these top architectural blogs.
This particular blog is operated by an architectural firm named Mihaly Slocombe, which specializes in the practice of Victorian Architecture. The firms use this WordPress website as their blog and journal. The site offers practical knowledge for aspiring architects and not just in the field of design. They also provide some relevant information on the practical side of the business, which includes fees, client engagement, project delivery, intellectual property, and marketing.
2. The Architecture Student
Students can learn from students – that is the premise of this blog, the Architecture Student where Anthony Richardson, long-time architecture students share his thoughts and ideas on the field. This traditional blog is very useful for serious students of architecture but enjoyable at the same time as Richardson writes in a light and humorous manner. He shares his reviews of well-known buildings as well as the software and tools that he uses in the field.
3. The Red+Black Architect
Michael Smith, the author of the architectural blog, The Red+Black Architect, created his blog in the hopes of making the architectural discussion more accessible and exciting to the general public. At the same time, he also aims at providing useable knowledge garnered from his insights on the construction industry and the design process. He is a practicing architect and the co-director of the Melbourne-based architectural firm called Atelier Red + Black. Most of Smith’s posts include subject matter that deals with issues concerning architecture and policy-making as well.
4. Peter Raisbeck: surviving the design studio
This particular blog was made with both architecture and social justice in mind. The end goal of the blog is to spread information and awareness so that citizens could commit themselves on the campaign of improving city environments and public structures in Australia using design thinking. The entertaining of thought-provoking posts in this architectural blog is made by Peter Raisbeck, an architect, researcher, and design tutor who is currently working in the Melbourne School of Design at Melbourne University. In an elective that he teaches called Design Activism, his objective to train his students to launch successful protest campaigns using design thinking and research.
5. Steve King about Architecture
Working as an environmental and SEPP65 assessor, Steve King is a leading architectural authority in Australia when it comes to climate responsive design and its applications. He often serves as a consultant in numerous big projects that have been in Sydney as he has a constant online presence in the City of Sydney development portals and the NSW. His blog is composed over 200 posts that aim to expose misconceptions held towards sustainable architecture and green building. His blog posts are enriched with decades of years and experience as an architectural critic and teacher.