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Architecture and Interior Design Websites

The best go-to sites for architects, designers, design enthusiasts and related fields. These sites are the "big sites" (often linked to events, magazines, organizations and other movements) that define the field and future. They often include projects, trends, large photos, interior and industrial design, technology, art exhibits, and more. When we launch our new format, this list will play a part, so add and vote on the sites in your bookmarks, rss feeds and daily life.

American Society of Interior Designers

The home page for the American Society of Interior Designers. Has sections for designers, industry partners, consumers and students. Features include careers, events, education, awards and competitions, knowledge center and media/news. You can find a designer, get publications and view videos on interior design.

ArchDaily

The core of Arch Daily is projects entered by the architects or designers with factual information about the project by type. The editors and the magazine then supplement these with more information. This is very much an international projects' online magazine. In addition, there is current information on materials, competitions, events, and the related Milan Expo as well as interviews with leaders in the field.

Archello | The platform for architecture and design

Through a fascinating model, Archello shows as many of the specialists in building projects as possible. Via profiles, bio pages that can be followed, and a combination of all professionals and projects in a team- readers can access architects and the brands they chose per project. With over 700,000 projects online to date- architects are sure to find inspiration for their own projects. The system also gives a really concrete way for architects to show their work directly to those hiring and collaborating internationally. The internal goal of Archello is to tell the stories of every project by including the products, stories and building teams behind the project with an emphasis on how Architects use innovative products in their project. The internal editorial team also creates curated collections by leading architects.

ArchiExpo - The Virtual Architecture Exhibition: kitchen, bathroom, lighting, furniture, office ...

A permanent, virtual trade show for architecture and design, putting buyers and suppliers from all over the world in touch. The site includes detailed and up to date information about products that architects would spec, including the latest catalogues, measurements and colors. The site also includes trends in architecture and an online magazine.

Archilovers | The professional network for Architects and Designers

Connecting People, Projects and Products worldwide. Join the community and share your projects and professional profile. The site says it has over 85,000 international projects and is the largest architecture site on the web. There is more emphasis on this site of networking between teams and professionals.

Archinect | Connecting Architects Since 1997

The goal of Archinect is to make architecture more connected and open-minded, and bring together designers from around the world to introduce new ideas from all disciplines. Archinect was initially developed in 1997 and has since become the top online destination for progressive-design oriented architects, students, educators, and fans. The site is like a high design networking of architects and those in the industry including projects available through completion, jobs, industry news and more. Updated daily.

Architect Magazine:

The journal of the American Institute of Architects. The association has its own site for AIA news and events at www.aia.org but the AIA is linked through the journal in a more online magazine friendly way. The journal focuses on Architectural Design and Architects and Architecture Online: Per the site, it is, "The premier site for Architecture Industry News & Building Resources for Architects and Architecture Industry Professionals." Sections include typical architecture areas like projects and products, but is able to bring in the strength of the AIA through sections on the business (and salaries) of architects, continuing education, awards and unique architectural criticism.

Architectural Digest

AD is the international design authority, featuring the work of top architects and designers, as well as the best in style, culture, travel, and shopping.

Architecture Design for Architects | Architectural Record

A mainstay for professional architects, Architectural Record has managed to successfully balance its well established print publication with a digital site. The site offers plenty of free content and photos for any design enthusiast, and has extra perks for subscribers of its print and/or digital versions to make subscription relevant without a lot of annoying paywalls.

Architizer

Architizer connects architects to a vibrant network of peers, fans, and potential clients. Per the site, "54,434 projects (and counting). We launched Architizer in 2009 to make architecture and interiors accessible to everyone. Now it is the largest platform for architecture and design online hosting projects uploaded by the designers themselves." Includes products, projects and their own A+ Awards in 90 categories.

Architonic. The Independent Source for Products, Materials and Concepts in Architecture and Design.

The Independent Source for Products, Materials and Concepts in Architecture and Design. Per the site, "With our carefully considered showcase of over 160.000 premium design products and materials, Architonic is the number-one online community for architects, designers, home-owners and design enthusiasts. 16 million visitors a year choose Architonic as their guide to the very best of current design.... With our international network of architecture and design professionals, all keeping an expert eye on what’s new and, more importantly, what’s good, we’ve hand-picked the finest designs the market has to offer."

Builder Magazine

Home Building News, Home Planners, Home Design Ideas and Building Products for Home Builders and design enthusiasts. BUILDER Online provides home builders with home building news, home plans, home design ideas, and building product information, helping them manage their home building operations efficiently and profitably.

Busyboo - Rediscovering the power of simple design

Busyboo is a leading lifestyle magazine dedicated to architecture, interiors, product design, trends and personal style. Back in 2006 Busyboo set out to rediscover the power of simple design.
Simple, uncomplicated design with a touch of aesthetics. And most importantly, practical.

Their mission is "to be a source of inspiration for good design, both inside and out. By exploring architecture, interior spaces, and product design, not only do we share creativity and beauty but also address different aspects of living in today’s world."

chd | The Center for Health Design

While we have a resource list of over 70 top tier sites for health and design, a list of top healthcare architects, and another for evidence based resources- it would be amiss to not include at least the founding organization for evidence based design for healthcare and health. The Center for Health Design provides certifications, conferences and multiple projects for architects to use evidence for better design. For more, see our other lists.

Co.Design | business + design

Inspiring stories about innovation and business, seen through the lens of design. Co.Design is a daily exploration of the intersection of business and design, from architecture to electronics, consumer products to fashion. Controversies are front and center here, alongside great designers speaking their minds in blog posts and comments--and plenty of eye candy.

Cool Spaces! Premieres on PBS in April - The American Institute of Architects

If you've ever turned on the TV and wondered why the gap between home "designer" and "architect" seems entirely misunderstood and mostly impenetrable, there's a new show on PBS beginning next month for you that puts the architect front and center. Sponsored by the AIA and Architect Magazine, the AIA's official print publication to help "build awareness of how an architect's hand can improve and refine nearly every aspect of the built environment."

Decoist - architecture and modern design

Decoist is an interior design and architecture blog that promises to deliver fresh new inspiration for your interior design and architecture projects. Divided by apartments, bathrooms, bedrooms, design ideas, dining rooms, DIY projects, dreams houses, kitchens, travel, gardening, furniture, lighting, kids rooms, and more. Job board coming.

DesignBoom

DesignBoom is an architecture & design magazine for architecture, design & art news. In addition to products, competitions, videos, interviews and their own photo-heavy articles, they have submissions by readers. According to the site owners, "founded in 1999, designboom is the world's first and most popular digital architecture and design magazine...designboom aims to bring together professional and young creatives from a diverse range of backgrounds. by publishing the latest news and key issues in the fields of architecture, design, technology and art, our mission over the past 13 years has remained the same: unearthing the best projects and curating a selection of the most interesting aspects of contemporary culture...before you can find it anywhere else."

DESIGN POST

An incredible testament to architecture and design in design post in cologne.

A showroom for design aficionados, a boulevard for aesthetes and a source of inspiration for design industry professionals. Welcome to Design Post Köln!

Exclusive international interior design brands present their current trends in the historic halls of a former post office in the Deutz quarter of Cologne. Visitors are invited to explore an extensive product range by renowned furniture, lighting and textiles manufacturers. With regularly changing exhibitions, a visit to Design Post is guaranteed to deliver new ideas and inspiration. The products cannot be purchased directly; instead the focus is very much on qualified advice and consulting. This makes Design Post an inspiring place for both end users who want to explore new interior trends in a relaxing environment and for retailers and architects who may come to Design Post with clients and project owners to flesh out their plans.

Dezeen - architecture and design magazine

The world's most influential architecture, interiors and design magazine. This includes articles, slideshows, photos, a watch store and jobs in the industry.

Divisare - by Europaconcorsi

Divisare is published originally in Italian and is the architectural content provider from the European Union for, among others, the Italian Architects Association. Founded in 1998, the site has over 77.000 published projects, and posts about 400 EU procurement projects with new information five days a week. As such, it is a great site to get European news, inspiration and updates wherever you practice.

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Dwell

Dwell

We invite you to explore modern homes through the eyes of the people who live in them. Dwell is focused on demonstrating that modern design can be both functional and comfortable. From modern architecture to product design, Dwell is committed to showing you how good design can complement your life. In addition to their print magazine, and constantly growing online presence, dwell may be most often known for the yearly Dwell on Design- one of architecture and spaces biggest events. They are also constantly expanding with new books from interviews, videos, social media and more.

e-architect - Architecture News - World Buildings

Among its four sites, e-architects reports it has almost 2 million hits a day. Unlike the majority of other sites, e-architect focuses solely on architecture and architects, not a combination of all design. They have over 18,000 pages of architecture projects and news, and over 1,500 pages of architects themselves. The site is also run by all architects themselves. They also include walking tours of cities around the world from the view of an architect.

Freshome

Started as a blog in Romania in the nineties, Freshome.com has created a "vibe" unique to their community. While it says it's an "Interior design, modern product designs and contemporary world architecture news blog magazine," for certain types of clients, trends and projects, Freshome is the top online location for architects. You'll have to visit to get a feel for the focus. A definite bookmark site.

GlobalDesignPost :: Home

From their about page: The creation of The Global Design Post was sparked by a passion for Interior Design. It is for all who contribute to it...... designers, architects, artisans, manufacturers and design-lovers alike!

We dreamed of a place where design would be celebrated for the moving force that it is. Design shapes our world by solving problems and creating beauty. It delights and inspires us to enjoy our life in this world. The Global Design Post celebrates those who support and contribute to the unfolding innovation that moves design by creating a hub for the many, many different talents that feed the Design World.

We have created a place to inspire you. Here, we will be your personal news stand; by highlighting international design magazines, their publishers, writers and photographers.

We have created a place for your design talent and vision to shine! Our site is a media platform for talented designers and design-lovers with fresh new ideas. We are open to both established professionals and those who aspire to have their ideas seen. Talent and vision is what we showcase. The Global Design Post offers Designers and Design Lovers alike the tools to share their ideas and creations.... we have built a stage upon which you can shine!

We have opened up the world of design to you in a way you've never seen before. We will introduce you to international designers and products that will make you see the world in a different way. We will introduce you to design bloggers around the globe whose unique viewpoints will open windows into their local design scenes for you. We will build your community through discussion boards and connection opportunities.

We welcome you to join us on the journey... it will be so much better with you along!

Please visit our “Team” page to get to know who we are and the “Advisors” page to meet our esteemed mentors. The "Member Benefits" page outlines ways that you can become engaged in our community and be considered for features on the site.

Important Note: It is our intent and goal to provide photo credit to promote the photographers behind all the beautiful photography featured on our site. We never want to pass up the opportunity to elevate the artist, so if you can assist us in providing Photo Credit to any images we truly appreciate it. They have some amazing features like a vault of their best examples, tear sheets, a personal global design post, favorites, color. They have information like the top interior designers from around the world. A must see sight for the interior design community, all within shelter, and design enthusiasts!

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