Instagram Eavesdrop

A beautiful hand drawing from Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and other updates from the architects of Instagram

A beautiful hand drawing from Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and other updates from the architects of Instagram. (Courtesy Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners/Instagram)

At The Architect’s Newspaper, we’re plain addicted to Instagram. Sure, we love seeing Brutalist concrete through “Inkwell” or “Ludwig” filters, but there’s also no better place to see where architects are getting their inspiration, how they’re documenting the built environment, and where they’ve traveled of late.

Below, we bring you some of the best Instagrams of this past week! (Also, don’t forget to check out our Instagram account here.)

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) shared this throwback picture of the elegantly x-braced Alcoa Building in San Francisco.

Amsterdam-based UNStudio teased this picture of its Qatar Integrated Railway Project and its “vaulted petal ceilings.”

Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson posted this picture of his studio, which resembles the lair of a mad scientist as much as an artist’s workspace. 


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British designer Adam Nathaniel Furman was in Liverpool, England, and shared this image of the Metropolitan Cathedral in all its gloomy Brutalist glory.

Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, Sir Frederick Gibberd, 1962-67

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New York–based SHoP Architects shared this picture of its long-in-the-works Botswana Innovation Hub.

Botswana Innovation Hub #construction #traveltuesday #shoparchitects

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Deborah Berke stopped by New York City’s IFC Center to see Columbussee our article on the film, which is set in modernist mecca Columbus, Indiana.


Amazing night, spectacular film #ifcfilms #Columbusmovie @haleyluhoo @kogonada #columbusindiana

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Last but not least, here’s that fastidious hand-drawn plan of a Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners project in Guangzhou, China.

A meticulous hand drawn plan by partner Richard Paul for a railway station in Guangzhou from 2004. #rshp #handdrawn #plan #station #architecture

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