Architects’ rush to Twitter and Pinterest makes blogging seem so 2008. But the recent launch of two blogs, by Perkins+Will and Westlake Reed Leskosky, proves that the medium is both relevant and worth the commitment of extra resources. In that spirit, we went scouting for others making good use of the platform. Ten that caught our eye include professional resources and conversation starters, plus a few more typical examples that broadcast news in a lively or visually elegant manner.
Utile Boston-based Utile calls itself a design firm “built like a think tank,” and its blog reveals the substance of that tagline. Posts contemplate aspects of the historic constructed environment and comment on new buildings conceived by other architects, while others intimate a certain obsession with environmental graphics. In all, the blog pulls back the curtain on inspirations and musings. Similar kudos goes to endearingly named Spamos (from the New York City–based design firm Mapos).