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The Best Articles in Architecture

A reading list of the best and most useful articles 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 2022.

  1. What is ‘Gothic’? It’s more complicated than you think.
  2. Smart Streetlights are Casting a Long Shadow Over Our Cities
  3. Cooling the tube – Engineering heat out of the Underground
  4. How Silicon Valley helps spread the same sterile aesthetic across the world
  5. Is artificial intelligence the architect of the future?


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Thought Leaders

We monitor hundreds of thought leaders, influencers, and newsletters in Architecture, including:

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Prompt Engineering @StabilityAI 🚀 東京 Gaijin 🗼 Previous: Research Scientist at Google Brain 🧠 Fixed-Income Ape at Goldman Sachs 🦧

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Architizer is the home of architectural inspiration.

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My Modern Met

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Art and visual culture since 2010. Newsletters: Mastodon:

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MIT Urban Planning

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


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highscalability - Explain the Cloud Like I'm 10

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Texas Monthly

Covering Texas news, politics, food, culture, travel, and more. RTs not endorsements. Tweets by @tayloraprewitt. Subscribe:

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Empowering inspirational thinkers. Since 1928.

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The School of Life

Ideas to help you learn, heal and grow. Subscribe here:

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How does Refind curate?

It’s a mix of human and algorithmic curation, following a number of steps:

  1. We monitor 10k+ sources and 1k+ thought leaders on hundreds of topics—publications, blogs, news sites, newsletters, Substack, Medium, Twitter, etc.
  2. In addition, our users save links from around the web using our Save buttons and our extensions.
  3. Our algorithm processes 100k+ new links every day and uses external signals to find the most relevant ones, focusing on timeless pieces.
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  5. Our algorithm uses these internal signals to refine the selection.
  6. In addition, we have expert curators who manually curate niche topics.

The result: lists of the best and most useful articles on hundreds of topics.

How does Refind detect «timeless» pieces?

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How many sources does Refind monitor?

We monitor 10k+ content sources on hundreds of topics—publications, blogs, news sites, newsletters, Substack, Medium, Twitter, etc.

Which sources does Refind monitor in Architecture?

We monitor hundreds of sources in Architecture, including highscalability, Architectural Digest, Texas Monthly, Domus, The School of Life, and many more.

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