In the current world, the habit of going through the newspaper while sipping coffee or listening to the news while driving to the office helps us kick-start the day. Being aware of what is going on in the world not only helps in adapting to the new things happening around but also inspires as to what all is possible. This inspiration and influence are what the design newsletters and architecture magazines aim to deliver. It is crucial for students, employees, employers, and people, in general, to never stop learning. These newsletters strive to create an impression on the mind and leave the reader with a thought to ponder.
The importance of the newsletter’s function cannot be overstated. Attract attention to what has recently come to light so that they are familiar with your brand. The newsletter, at its most basic level, will allow us to stay in touch with our community on a regular basis. This regularity will keep us “top of mind” and inspire word-of-mouth discussions regarding our latest works.
Starting in 2012 in London, this newsletter focuses on adventurous readers who not only love to be aware of what is going around them but around the world. With a large database of architecture pieces, interesting tourist spots, short films, and eating destinations, this becomes a one-stop site for anyone who needs to get to know a place completely. The interface of this newsletter is highly simple yet professional. Using soft colors and fonts, it engages well with the user without playing too much with the mind space.
2. The Download (MIT Technology Review)
Bridging the gap between technology and innovation, The Download promises to update daily to its newsletter subscribers. From artificial intelligence to self-driving cars, smart cities to Internet culture, there is a growing need to be informed about how this all-encompassing world is impacting (and may influence) design, architecture, and the built environment. This serves as food for inspiring not only the students but architecture firms to come up with new and amazing design solutions. This newsletter takes advantage of the already existing large community which enables a wider reach of the data and innovation projects.
3. Design Boom
As cool as the name, this millennial newsletter site provides an insight into the architecture projects, jobs, competitions, new materials available, and connects with sellers. It is a community that caters to the clients of architecture or the common man as well. This newsletter has fast grown due to its consistent approach and commitment to keeping the readers updated.
Starting in 2006 in London, Dezeen has quickly grown to become one of the most famous and influential magazines and newsletters available. Carefully curated and picking projects, this site makes sure to present nothing but the best to the users of the site. With advertisements of relevant events, it engages the users by informing them by not only providing information about projects but also events.
5. The ArchDaily News Letter
This is a site that needs no description. As soon as one is introduced to architecture, ArchDaily is synonymous with it. From projects, architects, places, materials, competitions, internships, and jobs, this site provides for anything and everything under the big architecture umbrella. Keeping the users informed of the products used in the projects, their pricing, and links to other related projects, this newsletter gives a real picture of the cost of the project being a destination not only for designers but also clients.
6. Architect’s Journal
Having the option of a paid subscription, this site does not fail to impress the free users as well. Listing student projects, under-construction projects, and architecture awards, this site makes a different mark in the newsletter community.
This one is for the sophisticated readers who either have to find inspiration or products to design their house or get it redesigned. Their newsletters are influential and insightful, capturing a wealth of information on fashion, architecture, and interior design. With a minimalistic interface, this newsletter provides a soothing atmosphere to the readers.
8. Apartment Therapy
Talking about the spaces we all inhabit, our homes, this site creates a special part in the hearts and minds of the readers. With a unique style, this strikes the right chord with the user group.
9. Visualizing Architecture
Visualising Architecture, designed by Alex Hogrefe, contains a blog as well as incredible visualization tutorials and portfolio breakdowns. Explaining everything from basic Photoshop layer management to rendering and post-production, it serves as a great resource for students looking to come up with their style of visualizations or learn new techniques.
Archinect is a hidden gem in the architectural world. Its goal is to bring together like-minded architects from all over the world. It allows you to build your profile for participation and contribution. For those in the United States or Canada, Archinect provides a good job board.