The Best Articles in Architecture

The most useful articles and videos in Architecture from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.

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Top 5 Architecture Articles

At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved in Architecture by Refind users in 2023 so far.

  1. What is ‘Gothic’? It’s more complicated than you think.
  2. Why Doesn’t America Build Things?
  3. We Finally Know Why Ancient Roman Concrete Stood The Test of Time
  4. Concrete Built The Modern World. Now It’s Destroying It.
  5. Why Is Everything So Ugly?


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Thought Leaders

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Building Collective Intelligence 🧠 東京 Gaijin 🗼 Past: Stability AI, Google Brain, Goldman Sachs

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My Modern Met

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Art and visual culture since 2010. Newsletters: Mastodon:

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Architizer is the home of architectural inspiration.

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MIT Urban Planning

The Department of Urban Studies + Planning at MIT's School of Architecture + Planning @mitsap / Related: @mitarchitecture @medialab @MITCRE

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