Improve Your Understanding of Architecture With These YouTube Presenters

Improve Your Understanding of Architecture With These YouTube Presenters

Architecture Commentary

As an architectural photographer, you also have a great interest in architecture itself. If you are not a trained architect, it’s a good idea to further your knowledge and understanding of architectural theory and ideas, to better understand architects and what they find important in their building design. 

If you’re looking to expand your knowledge base, here are a few YouTube channels I personally recommend to get you started:

Stewart Hicks

Stewart Hicks is an architectural design educator that leads design studios and lecture courses as an Associate Professor in the School of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He also serves as an Associate Dean in the College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts and is the co-founder of the practice Design With Company.

Stewart has a YT channel that covers architecture with a wide understanding. He is a good presenter and keeps the viewers interested while he covers complex themes.

Doug Patt: How to architect

Doug describes himself as an architect, author, artist, entrepreneur and teacher and his enthusiasm for all of them is contagious. He has a YouTube channel with more than 200k followers devoted to teaching architecture. Check out his playlists Factitecture and Why buildings look like they do, where he gets into the depths of architecture in an easy-to-understand fashion.

Architectural Digest

AD is the international authority on design and architecture. AD provides exclusive access to the world’s most beautiful homes and the fascinating people who live in them, bringing its audience a wealth of information on architecture and interior design, art and antiques, travel destinations, and extraordinary product.

Check out their playlist Architecture Details with Michael Wyetzner and Meredith Cohen.

Other sources

Both ArchDaily and Dezeen have YT channels where they publish interviews. There is a lot to learn when listening in on the best in the business. Also, several universities around the world share their public lectures on the web.

Which sources do you use to learn about architecture?

About Kyrre Sundal
Working as an architect and partner at Mad arkitekter (Oslo, Norway). Has always had a keen interest in photography, and use photography as a medium to study architecture.
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