“How to give your home: Dark Academia vibes” reads the title of a popular YouTube video targeted at homeowners fascinated by the aesthetics relating to liberal education and the arts. A subculture born in the age of social media, Dark Academia is one of many internet aesthetics that have gained prevalence in the last decade. Image-based platforms like Tumblr, Instagram, Pinterest, and TikTok have amplified internet aesthetics, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Social media allows users to support and create their own trends that rapidly amass a following. Today, the creation of aesthetic trends lies in the hands of the general public and will dictate the way interior design trends develop.
Instagram: The Latest Architecture and News
Aesthetic Trends and Accessibility: Interior Design in the Age of Social Media
Architecture, Memes, and Social Media Influencers
According to a Harris Poll/Lego survey that questioned children across the United States, UK, and China, nearly one-third of children aged eight to 12 want to be a “YouTuber” when they grow up. That’s three times as many children who said that they wanted to be astronauts just a decade ago. The implications of how this generation of future influencers and content creators has a significant impact on the architecture and design profession begs the question- are we on the cusp of experiencing the rise of architecture influencers?
Ten Times Hotel / MONOLITH ARCHITECTS
The 10 Most Liked Photos in @archdaily Instagram in 2020
In a year marked by physical distance, social networks have gained an even greater dimension in the ways of relating to people and getting informed. Our channel on Instagram has surpassed its number of reach and brought to the public the best of what we publish on our page: projects, articles, interviews, and news from the world of architecture, inspiring new ideas and tools for a better future to our cities.
HomeTown by Archisource - Stay-Home International Drawing Challenge!
‘Only a room away’
HomeTown is a new stay-home international drawing challenge!
A free, open-to-all, collective drawing challenge that aims to create a giant tessellated isometric drawing from creatives around the world!
Draw your insight into staying at home during lockdown and join this international collaboration!
The challenge aims to show how we can remain connected in these unprecedented times and that whilst we’re all ‘only a room away’, regardless of the country or distance apart, we are united by creativity.
Inspired by MC Escher’s incredible isometric drawings we want to collectively build HomeTown, a new virtual city. Using the template provided, we want
Archisource - Drawing of the Year Competition
Archisource presents ‘Drawing of the Year 2019’. Our first competition celebrating the talent of architecture and design students and young professionals through a single drawing. With four categories to win from, we are celebrating the extensive variety of drawings that are created around the world each year.
This competition is in no way limited to architecture and we very much welcome those from other arts and design industries.
We are collaborating with a number of exciting partners to provide a collection of prizes worth a total of £1,500 including; a limited edition physical award designed by Mamou-Mani Architects, an Artist 15.6
How to Use Instagram to Promote Your Building Materials to Architects
Instagram is one of the most popular social media platforms in the world, with more than 1 billion users searching and discovering new images, videos, brands, businesses, and content every day. According to Instagram’s User Survey, 60% of people stated they discover new products on Instagram, and more than 200 million Instagrammers stated that they visit at least one Business Profile daily.
A Selection of the Best Instagram Photos from Arata Isozaki's Work
2019 Pritzker Laureate Arata Isozaki has been designing for more than half a century; several of his works are considered architectural classics due to their influence and impact on international design.
His work combines a number of styles, from vernacular to high tech and organic to brutalist, giving his projects a sculptural and undeniably photogenic appearance. With such richness in design, it is perhaps no wonder that people around the world are excited to photograph his work.
We've selected 23 of the most beautiful photos of Isozaki's work posted to Instagram by users across the globe. Our selection, after the break:
Architecture and Embroidery: Discover the Art of Elin Petronella and Charles Henry
Elin Petronella and Charles Henry record the architecture and urban landscapes of European cities on vibrant, colorful, and even monochromatic embroideries. Classical Danish buildings, the bohemian streets of Paris, Lisbon's cable cars, and even the iconic Casa Batlló de Gaudí in Barcelona are some of the locations illustrated in the duo's work. See more of the textile artists/couple's work on Instagram: @petronella.art and @_charleshenry_.
Patio House / OOAK Architects
Architects: OOAK Architects
- Area: 200 m²
- Year: 2018
Professionals: Helli Pangalou & Associates, Palimpsest
17 Bauhaus Instagram Feeds to Follow
Celebrate Bauhaus 100 through the world's number one visual storytelling platform, Instagram. An essential tool for designers, Instagram is a constantly growing digital database of market sharing and stimulation. Social media has changed not only how we gather precedents and market our designs, but also our designs themselves. "Instagram Culture" drives designers to create more shareable moments. As we continue to seek these dynamic encounters, let us not forget our forefathers of user experience design and the Bauhaus school.
Maison Kochi / Meister Varma Architects
Architects: Meister Varma Architects
- Area: 1700 ft²
- Year: 2018
Manufacturers: Saint-Gobain, Schneider Electric, Bison panel, Hafele, Lanxess Bayferrox
Professionals: Rao & Associates, GR Engineers, Interstellar