Instagram—the booming social media platform where users build profiles from smart-phone photographs—has grown from a for-friends-only sharing network to a full-fledged, brand-building tool. Savvy users include everyone from designers and florists to craftsmen and small business owners. Here are 10 architecturally minded Instagram accounts that have caught our eye.
Architect by training and architectural photographer by trade, Fernando Guerra shares his recent shoots, like this image of the San Sebastian condos by Studio Arthur Casas. His work is regularly published in various national and international publications, such as Wallpaper*, Dwell, and Icon—but you can catch all of it in real time by following his account.
Architectural, interior design, and lifestyle photographer Fran Parente delights us with a broad range of images, from a historic brick townhouse in New York to a stunning white- and blue-painted country church in Brazil to this dramatic skyward view of the Aqua Tower in Chicago.
Expect Mexican architect Daniel Ibarra to share innovative examples of green and modern design. Take La Tallera, shown here at the Museo Siqueiros in central Mexico, which heralds the public space and integrates the nearby plaza. Follow projects as they progress by visiting his account.
Front Doors of New York
New York City-based designer Ashlina Kaposta's Instagram feed is quite simple: Interesting, unusual, and beautiful front doors of New York. Keep an eye out for more well-known entrances, like those to the American Museum of Natural History, the Puck Building, and the St. Regis Hotel.
London-based creative director Matt Scutt can be expected to share extreme angles of (predominantly) London fixtures. The Cutty Sark clipper ship, shown here, whose restored stern now sits under its glass-roofed visitors' center, is one shining example from this iPhoneographer's photo feed.
As a member of SeeMyCity, a Dutch marketing project that aims "to show and market cities through unique and contemporary mobile photography," Dirk Bakker favors the graphic and the global. These characteristics are certainly evident in the large-scale patterns and clashing hues of buildings worldwide, like this image of Education City in Qatar.
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