By Ian Hester, BArch Candidate
I Like Architecture is a blog that showcases a wide variety of projects through both written posts and videos. Arguably, the best feature of the site is the diversity of the content, which covers the world with work ranging from residential to industrial to urban planning.
The blog posts are heavy on images that generally show site context, exteriors, and a wide range of interior perspectives, which allow the reader to understand the project quite well in a short period of time. They also often include plans and sections, which are always appreciated by design students.
A recent post on Ipera 25, by Alatas Architecture & Consulting, was particularly fascinating. Instead of simply posting pictures and writing a quick blurb about the designers, the blog post discusses the relationship between the modern building and its traditional neighborhood in the context of the socio-economic shift that is happening in the Galata section of Istanbul. This kind of perspective is what sets this blog apart.
The video section is another strength of the blog. While photographs and images are great for traditional blog posts, videos of construction techniques and interviews with designers diversify the ways in which the reader absorbs information. The videos on the Dalian International Conference Center in China and the renovation of the Maracana Stadium in Brazil are especially interesting.
In addition to the blog posts and videos, there are also sections for student projects, great architecture quotes, and recommendations for books and films related to architecture and design. When you have a chance, check out I Like Architecture. Whether you have thirty seconds or thirty minutes, you will find something to entertain and inspire you.