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Critique This is an architecture blog that is focused on supplying critical content that is relevant to all areas of the architectural profession. There are other sites with different missions, reporting architectural new first, producing more content than any other site, or to provide you with an endless gallery of sexy renderings. There are many architectural sites on the internet that do these things, and they do them very well. It is here that we list the sites that we frequent, used to frequent and may frequent in the future. If you would like to add a link or believe that your blog should be added to this list, please fill out the form below, and who knows, we might even feature your blog on the front page!

How to use this page?

We are constantly working on ways to improve the functionality of the Critique This site, but we feel that the best way to display such content is on a single page. The blogs are alphabetized according to the name of the blog. Use the search feature on your browser to try and find blogs that match your criteria. If you have ideas on how to improve this section of our site please feel free to contact us!

There are certain themes and trends that we find on the internet that we have used to help classify the numerous architectural blogs on the internet.  Below are those classifications and a brief description of each:

Furniture is sometimes more important than the architecture of a building, because the wrong piece could destroy the entire design. Furniture blogs are a great way to keep on top of the latest products, designers and manufacturers of furniture.
Blogs are no longer dedicated to individuals with a voice that must be heard. Corporations and architectural firms are now blogging and we list some of the more interesting blogs under this category.

These follow more along the lines of what you would consider a traditional blog.  These are generally written by one person and contain commentary by the blog author on current events, architecture and just about anything else imaginable.

Sex Shop
Sex shops are architectural blogs which offer little new content.  They focus on posting new work created by other firms, designers and sometimes students.  We love sex shops because there is no reading involved.  Go to the site, scroll, look, click on the next page, they are visual buffets for architects.  If you visit a few of these sites within an hour you will have a visual index of everything new.  We hate sex shops because they are just that and often cause us to worry that architecture is becoming increasingly obsessed with the image and what looks sexy.

Specialty blogs focus on a specific field, topic or niche of architecture.  These topics range from real estate, modernism, minimalism or theory.  If you see the specialty category, keep reading to find out the blogs specialty.

Urban design is just as important as furniture and architecture. There are not many urban design blogs that we have found that are worth visiting on a daily basis, but when we find them, we will add them to this list.

Zeens are blogs that are more than blogs.  Their scope of content is vast and they are composed of multiple authors in order to address issues from a broad range of topics.  Zeens address current affairs, editorials and other unique features that make these blogs multifaceted fueling a large community base.

If for some reason you are unable to visit one of the blogs below, we assure you that it is not due to the content, but the man keeping you down.  In case you work for a corporate firm like many of us do, odds are that they don’t trust your ability to navigate the internet and have certain sites block.  If this is the situation that you find yourself in, then visit Diglet.  Diglet is a free anonymous web browser that allows you to access nearly any website even if your firm has blocked access to the site.  Some sites that stream data or are highly interactive require a premium account.  Damn the man!  Save the empire!