Find the top 25 most innovative and currently best Architecture Websites online.
From the fields of architecture, urban design, and landscape architecture, these websites act as best practices and cutting-edge examples on how to present your architecture studio.
The best Architecture Websites have one thing in common: They are highly innovative through a unique and convincing design approach. Meaning the interaction of composition, proportion, typography, text and image content, colors, and the user-experience that molds everything together.
By the way: In a previous post, we already examined in detail “What makes a good Website?” and identified the necessary ingredients that might lead to a successful online presence. You can check that out here if you like.
The key ingredient
The following examples of the best Architecture Websites are highly different in their appearance, but equal in their quality of design. Since there is no golden rule for what makes a good Website, there is probably a key ingredient: Consistency, or a consistent design language.
If a website is flashy and colorful and keeps that specific design language throughout the whole website, that can be a stunning experience. Even more, if that design language matches with the overall design approach and philosophy of an architecture firm.
For example the website of !melk, an award-winning urban design, and landscape architecture practice, that is equally colorful in their offline designs.
The other extreme is also possible and absolutely appropriate. An architecture website, that is so minimal that you can barely find the navigation, but highly elegant in its reduction.
For example the Website of John Pawson, that is as reduced as his approach to “making rigorously simple architecture that speaks of the fundamentals but is also modest in character”.
Oftentimes, the design philosophy of an architecture firm manifests itself in the design of their website and in that way, adds a special touch of uniqueness.
Starting with the rigorously reduced design of John Pawson, to the radical uniqueness of the Bjarke Ingels Group, to the beautiful confusion of OMA and Rem Koolhaas, through the appreciated Scandinavian design of Dorte Mandrup’s Website, right up to the flashy, pink design of !melk. The following compilation of 2018 best architecture websites couldn’t be more diverse.
Nevertheless, each of these Websites is beautifully designed and convincing in their own, unique way.
A powerful tool
In any case, creating a well, crafted architecture website for yourself, or your firm, is a powerful tool to reach out to the world, attract raving fans and young talent. The following examples of the best Architecture Websites reveal the possibilities and power of a carefully crafted Website.
Enjoy and get inspired.
Dorte Mandrup is a team of die-hard overachievers. Striving towards the ultimate synthesis, we combine our firm grasp on reality with a knack for dreaming out loud – delivering the know-how to solidify ideas.
Since ODA’s inception in 2007, it has quickly emerged as one of the most recognized firms of its generation, promptly establishing a reputation for delivering imaginative and mold-breaking designs.
Snøhetta has grown to become an internationally renowned practice of architecture, landscape architecture, interior architecture, product- and brand design, with more than 200 employees from 30 different nations.
Bjarke Ingels Group
BIG is a Copenhagen, New York and London based group of architects, designers, urbanists, landscape professionals, interior and product designers, researchers and inventors.
At !melk, we believe that our most challenging projects become our most innovative. We are masters at turning constraints into opportunities and we always approach each project with an optimistic attitude.
Drawing on Scandinavian design tradition, Henning Larsen develops vibrant, sustainable architecture that extends beyond itself and provides lasting value to the users and local context.
Wood er et arkitektfirma med base i Oslo og prosjekter over hele landet. For oss handler god arkitektur om å skape bygg som er gode både funksjonelt og estetisk.
Woods Bagot is a People Architecture Company Invested in Global Communities & Local Culture.
John Pawson has spent over thirty years making rigorously simple architecture that speaks of the fundamentals but is also modest in character.
OMA is an international practice operating within the traditional boundaries of architecture and urbanism. AMO, a research and design studio, applies architectural thinking to domains beyond.
Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R) is a design studio whose practice spans the fields of architecture, urban design, installation art, multi-media performance, digital media, and print.
Heatherwick Studio is a team of 180 problem solvers dedicated to making the physical world around us better for everyone.
5th Studio are a unique spatial design agency, working across the fields of architecture, urban design, infrastructure and landscape.
Effekt is an architectural collaborative based in Copenhagen, Denmark, operating in the fields of architecture, urbanism and research.
Since 1988, Daoust Lestage has been actively involved in the fields of architecture and urban design.
Mikhail Riches is one of the UK’s leading architects for residential development.
Architecture for London
Our aim is to improve people’s lives by reimagining the city in which we work, live and play.
Founded in 2009 by Jonathan Dallas, David Pierce and Juliet Quintero, Dallas–Pierce–Quintero is an award-winning art and architecture studio based in London.
Piet Oudolf is an influential Dutch garden designer, nurseryman and author.
We think of our work as creating the opening passage of a story.
Isthmus is an integrated design studio that removes the traditional boundaries between the disciplines of architecture, landscape and urban design.
vetschpartner Landschaftsarchitekten ist spezialisiert auf das Gestalten, Planen und Bauen hochwertiger Aussenräume – im gesamten Spektrum der Themengebiete, Räume und Typologien der Landschaftsarchitektur.
Bureau B+B urbanism and landscape architecture links decades of experience to young talent.
Clemens Kirsch Architektur
Das Herausdestillieren eines schlüssigen und intelligenten Entwurfes, das Eingehen auf die Poesie des Ortes, das Herausarbeiten der sinnlichen Qualitäten des Materials und der angemessene Einsatz der Mittel kennzeichnen unsere Herangehensweise.
mikyoung kim design
The firm has a reputation for culturally significant design work that serves as a powerful tool to heal and enliven the public realm.
Hopefully, you could find some inspiration out of this compilation of the best Architecture Websites of 2018. If you are fired up to craft your own Website, you’ll find everything you need on archiitect.io.
You might want to start with “Why every Architect should have an online Architecture Portfolio”.
If you know more amazing Architecture Websites that we missed out on, feel free to let us know in the comments.