There’s no doubt that a visually engaging platform like Instagram, is a must-join community for architecture and interior design enthusiasts. With plenty of well-curated Instagram pages featuring beautiful architecture, fancy interiors, illustrations, travel photography, daily inspiration, and innovative ideas. Instagram is today, one of the most convenient platforms for both budding architects and well-established architects, to showcase their talent and reach out to clients. A growing number of architecture firms around the world are now using their Instagram accounts for building buzz, awareness, interest, discussion, or even debate, through daily posts and stories. 

Listed below are my picks for the top go-to -IGs for daily architectural inspiration, creative illustrations, or just simple home-décor ideas. In no particular order, here are 10 Instagram accounts every architecture professional must follow:

1. Aranda\Lasch 

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Crossway House ©arandalasch.com

Amazing would be an understatement for Aranda\Lasch’s Instagram feed. Aranda\Lasch is a New York City-based architecture and design studio, whose IG account has been so creatively put together that it would leave anyone scrolling past it in awe. This page on Instagram is a must-follow for every budding architect.

Instagram account: https://www.instagram.com

2. Richard Meier & Partners 

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Cittadella Bridge ©www.richardmeier.com

What stands out about this popular Instagram feed is its portrayal of the human dimension/ teamwork in the architecture profession. The page has got an attractive layout and is yet another must-follow for architects, artists, and anyone in the creative feed.

Instagram account: www.instagram.com

3. Snøhetta  

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Tverrfjellhytta, Norwegian Wild Reindeer Pavilion © snohetta.com

Snohetta is not just an architecture page but also features some beautiful landscapes, interior designs, and decorations. Apart from this, you can also find some interesting brand design samples displayed on this Instagram feed. If you are a budding designer in search of some inspiration, this page is a must-go-to.

Instagram account: www.instagram.com

4. MAD Architects 

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Absolute Towers by Sarbjit Bahga – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0 ©commons.wikimedia.org

Previously an austere page featuring only construction projects, this Instagram page owned by MAD Architects, a Chinese studio, now finds plenty of room for light-hearted content like ballet rehearsals in the office and the cat and the redfish (the studio’s mascots). The company has been part of several ground-breaking projects and their IG account is the much-needed inspiration for architecture aspirants.

Instagram account: https://www.instagram.com

5. Zaha Hadid Architects  

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Zaha Hadid Architects © www.zaha-hadid.com

Zaha Hadid Architects have fully devoted their Instagram account to architectural work. This Instagram account features excellent photographs of buildings, unique architectural designs, and publications, alongside interesting event announcements. Zaha Hadid Architects is a company well-known across all scales and all sectors. The company aims to create transformative cultural, commercial, residential, and other buildings that function in synchronicity with its surroundings. The company’s official Instagram page is a must-follow for both architects and photographers.

Instagram account: www.instagram.com

6. Architecture Hunter 

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Architecture Hunter © in.pinterest.com

Architecture Hunter is a digital design media startup that “hunts down architecture”. The company’s official Instagram account has an extensive collection of architectural marvels from all across the globe. Architecture Hunter is amongst the most popular startups empowering architectural design and their IG page is a perfect place for daily architectural inspiration.

Instagram account: https://www.instagram.com

7. ArchDaily 

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ArchDaily © www.instagram.com

ArchDaily is amongst the world’s most popular websites for architects. This website features some of the best architectural content and is a must-follow for aspiring architectural journalists. If you want to get featured on ArchDaily’s Instagram, all you to do is post a picture with the hashtag #ArchDaily!

Instagram account: https://www.instagram.com

8. Geometry Club 

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Geometry Club © www.instagram.com

What stands out about Geometry Club’s Instagram feed is the precise alignment of its posts! The page features beautiful photographs in shades of black and white. This IG is a must-follow page on Instagram for anyone who appreciates the beauty of geometry and architecture. To join the project, use the hashtag #geometryclub.

Instagram account: https://www.instagram.com

9. IHaveAThingForWalls

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IHaveAThingForWalls ©www.instagram.com/ihaveathingforwalls

As architecture enthusiasts, we all have a ‘thing’ for walls, doors, and every little thing in-between. This aptly named Instagram account @ihaveathingforwalls celebrates the beauty in surfaces around us. Its feed features a curated selection of pictures submitted by its followers, the page displays photographs of walls from across the globe and snapshots of beauty from everyday life for daily architectural inspiration.

Instagram account: https://www.instagram.com/ihaveathingforwalls

10. Rethinking The Future 

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Rethinking The Future ©www.youtube.com

Rethinking The Future is amongst the fastest growing online platforms for architecture and design. RTF’s Instagram page is a hub of architectural services including daily quizzes, awards, projects, and articles for architects, brands, designers, and students. Rethinking The Future aims to empower architecture professionals to design innovative buildings, make better products, build wonderful cities, and develop a more environmentally responsible world. If you are an architecture-enthusiast, you must not miss this page.

Instagram account: https://www.instagram.com/rethinkingthefuture

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Sowmya is an architectural journalist and writer. In this column, Sowmya takes you through stories on eco-architecture, biophilic design, and green buildings from across the globe.

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