25 Mar

Top 10 Architecture Instagram Accounts

Whether you find architecture a fascinating subject, or you want inspiration to strike for your next design and build project – these terrific Architecture Instagram accounts are for you!

As we watch the world change in every way due to the current climate, we need to stay connected and look after our wellbeing, perhaps by exploring our interests. If you are a keen architecture enthusiast, you might enjoy some new profiles to follow on Instagram. Where else can you see amazing, cutting edge designs take shape and develop into magnificent buildings? Architecture inspires us to look beyond the norm and consider how our surroundings affect our lives – and Instagram is the ideal platform to see its influence for yourself. 

In our latest article, we share some of our favourite architecture profiles for you to follow…

1. Tate Harmer

@tateharmer

London-based architect firm Tate Harmer are known for their sustainable buildings, mainly designing educational, cultural, hotel and housing projects. They always connect their buildings to nature and leave a positive impact on the environment, so they get big thumbs up from us. 

 

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Our Chalkhurst Court Project – completed earlier this year. A sustainable housing development in Croydon, demonstrating how we can increase density in our suburbs whilst remaining sensitive to surrounding low-rise context. @arch_today recently covered the project in detail. There’s a full round up on our website. You’ll find the link in our bio. ⬆️ 📸 @kilianosullivan . . . . . #architecture #architecturetoday #archdaily #architecturephotography #instaarch #instaarchitecture #housing #croydon #southcroydon #londonhouses #londonproperty #sustainablehousing #housingdesign #ecohouse #contemporarybuilding #brickwork #insulation #nibeheatpump #heatrecovery #awardwinningarchitecture #sustainability #sustainablearchitecture #arkitektur #greenconstruction #tateharmer #tateharmerprojects

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2. Intervention Architecture

@interventionarchitecture

Follow for cool illustrations and sketched design proposals. The practice does quite a few residential refurbishments, mainly working in Birmingham. Some of their projects have included the transformation of a coach house into a home and writer’s studio and a curved pavilion for the Birmingham Weekender festival. 

3. Oliver Chapman Architects

@oliverchapmanarchitects

Award-winning firm Oliver Chapman Architects work from offices in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town, and they regularly share images of heritage Scottish architecture. Follow them to see how their projects progress, from concept to construction. Our favourite project is the Visitor Facilities units at the spectacular Kelpies sculptures. 

 

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6/20 Affordable housing, Swinton, Scottish Borders – 2006 #OCA20 _ This pair of three bedroom semi-detached houses aims to raise the standards of sustainable design in residential developments. Renewable and passive energy conservation methods are employed including the collection of solar energy through a ‘whole house’ ventilation and water heating system, rainwater harvesting, and the integration of glazed sunspaces on the house’s outside corners. _ The construction is lightweight and quick to erect. Well insulated breathable timber frame walls are clad in cement fibre slates and timber boarding. The appearance of a simple, archetypal form of a house has been achieved by detailing flush junctions between walls and roof pitches, and recessed rainwater downpipes. _ Rather than use external materials to identify conventional elements like wall and roof planes, they are detailed to emphasise the building as a solid form. To achieve this, the rainscreen cladding and fibre cement slates are draped over the exterior with little obvious visual articulation of the eaves and verge details. _ The building’s position on the corner plot of the village, and its subsequent relationship with two different contexts – as an addition to a post-war social housing development and as an object visible across agricultural fields – is referenced in the simple pitched roof design. It is a contemporary continuation of the street. Seen across the fields, it reads as a silhouette on the ridge of a hill much as agricultural buildings are seen across this landscape. _ #oliverchapmanarchitects #architecture #architecturalphotography #exhibition #architectural #sustainablehousing #sustainabledesign #contemporary #modern #ecohouses #scottishborders #scottisharchitecture #edinburgharchitects #sustainable

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4. Proctor & Shaw Architects

@proctor_and_shaw

The experts at inventive architectural practice Proctor & Shaw make good use of their passion and knowledge by designing builds across a range of specialisms. Although based in London, they are taking on projects throughout the UK, so expect to see a variety of rural and urban projects. When it comes to devising high-quality design solutions that maximise space and available resources, this is the architecture firm to follow.

5. Think Architecture 

@_thinkarchitecture_ 

Follow Think Architecture for grey, shaded floor plan sketches and outstanding photography. Their feed had a very light and contemporary feel to it – this is a profile that you can easily spend hours exploring! We particularly like their use of shape and scale, which comes across well in their portfolio. 

6. Marchi Architectes

@marchi_architectes 

This French Architecture firm produces buildings that have a secure connection with nature. Looking through their work, you can see how well they blend their designs in with the location’s natural surroundings. With founder Adélaïde Marchi leading at the helm, the team draw inspiration from the architecture found on their travels. Projects include retail parks, museums, children’s centres and residential properties. 

7. Mario Cucinella Architects

@mario_cucinella_architects

Did you manage to read our previous article about the MET Tirana building? Follow Mario Cucinella Architects on Instagram, who are the firm behind the building’s incredible tower design. Just like their work, their Instagram feed focuses on sensitivity, creativity and sustainability. The team always do an extensive amount of research before they start designing each project to ensure it has a positive social impact. They give plenty of attention to sustainable design principles, from air conditioning systems to insulation. Projects include airports, schools, office buildings and residential tower blocks.  

8. She’s The Architect

@shesthearchitect

Aspiring female architects will adore this empowering Instagram feed. Run by Sophie Chanson, the page highlights the lives and works of amazing women architects. Follow to see outstanding images of what women can achieve when allowed to create and transform an environment. Sophie established the page when she realised how few female architects she knew of, and how most of the architects who inspired her were men. 

 

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In true 60s spirit, Cini Boeri‘s architecture was designed to liberate people from societal expectations about how we live our lives.⠀ ⠀ See the story for more pictures of this glorious home and a glimpse into Cini‘s extraordinary life.⠀ ⠀ ⠀ –⠀ Architect: Cini Boeri (b. 1924 in Milan)⠀ Year: 1966⠀ Location: Sassari, Sardinia, Italy⠀ Photographer: Paolo Rosselli⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ –⠀ #shesthearchitect #womeninarchitecture #architecturephotography #architecture #architecturenerd #architecturelover #archilover #citylabontheground #ciniboeri #housegoals #interioraddict #phroommagazine #interiorgoals #mytinyatlas #thehappynow #guardiancities #agameoftones #darlingmovement #fromwhereistand #interiorinspo #somewhereiwouldliketolive #officegoals #documentingspace #newtopographics

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9. Darren Bradley

@modarchitecture

Darren is a highly talented architecture photographer who captures images of modernist architecture from around the world. His feed is full of bright photos and informative architecture travel guides.

10. Jerry Lardon

@thearchitectureprofessor

Every post shared by Jerry is a mini-lesson in architecture. What’s more, Jerry’s easy-to-follow guides accompany some truly stunning images. Jerry reveals a rare and candid insight into the world of design, and his page is ideal for both novices and experienced architects.

 

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Basilica of Sant’ Ambrogio Milan 1080-1140 #basilicaofsantambrogio, #ambrose, #milan, #romanesquearchitecture, #lombardarchitecture, #christianarchitecture, #historyofarchitecture, #michaelkulikowski, Having taken a side excursion to discuss Hagia Sophia, let me return to my summer tour of the Mediterranean. I left off with Emperor Diocletian dividing the administration of the Empire in 286 into an Eastern half and a Western half. He further organized it into four parts, establishing the “Tetrarchy” in 293, with each area having its own administrative center. These were not only closer to the borders allowing a quicker response to uprisings or invasions, but as none of the four cities were located in Rome, this action weakened the control of the long-ruling Roman “families” holding seats in the Senate. One of these new administrative capitals was Mediolanum (today’s Milan), where Constantine had issued his Edict (of Milan, not Rome) that in 313 eased the treatment of Christians throughout the Empire. The rise of the new religion further complicated Roman politics by giving rise to another division within society that only added to the layers of authority (the new church’s hierarchy would compete against the Imperial hierarchy) that increased envy and political machinations, as if dividing the Empire into four co-equal pieces hadn’t done enough to set one group of Romans against another. The religion of Christianity also was by no means homogenous as there were a number of early interpretations of the new belief system. The major division occurred over the nature of God. In simple terms, Nicenes believed that God was a Trinity of three beings, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, one in the same, while Arians argued that as Jesus was begotten by God, he was not one in the same, therefore these believers were known as non-Trinitarians. (If you are interested in this period where the Roman Empire slowly split into the Western and the Byzantine Empires, I highly recommend Michael Kulikowski’s The Tragedy of Empire.)

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