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22 Architexture Feeds to Follow on Instagram

by Bethany Joy Foss

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After growing up in a rural area and relocating to a small city, skyscrapers and cityscapes have always been something very special and mysterious to me. To this day, I question who all of those people are that sit behind a thousand windows. I like to imagine that each window holds some kind of story. Are they sitting behind a desk? What are they working on? What are their values and who do they care about? I am fascinated by the networks and roads that bring all of us together and how often we encounter similar views as our neighbors with different interpretations.

Each building we see was carefully planned, designed and built with a purpose that weaves together the texture of a city. As a designer, I crave this type of visual structure and organization, but my favorite moments are those that break the grid and catch us being human — an open window, a broken frame, chipped paint and blinds that are slightly crooked. Scrolling through Instagram, I know I am not alone in my fascination with the texture of cities and the quiet imperfections that show our humanity. These 22 Instagram feeds below reveal the same enchantment by sharing the rhythms of the built landscape, with a good eye for simplifying complexity and capturing the light and patterns reflected off of each surface. —Bethany

Image above: I can’t get over the beautiful candy palette of this building. @massimobrambi studies architectural pattern by repeating portions of windows, doors and balconies.

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This lovely moment was shot by @bill_m78 in Lefkímmi, Greece. The minimalist architectural styles captured in this feed create abstract forms that are quiet and savory.

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@etna_11 captures colorful architectural forms and curates one of the most incredible feeds I’ve come across in a long time. The tones in this shot create a warm and wonderful palette.

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As a self-proclaimed “architecture hunter,” @patryk_wikalinski shares the beauty of the built environment through photography. This image is light-hearted and uplifting with neighboring buildings colored with pastels in Radom, Poland.

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I am in love with these romantic windows in Milan shown by @andrea_sopranzi. The colors and forms captured by this user are exquisite.

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@archlife_ shares structures of all kinds and carefully considers how light interacts with the repetitive architectural forms.

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This photo by @cristina_deville is simply stunning. The two open windows that counterbalance the repetitive forms add a human aspect to this industrial facade. This user finds joy in color and simplified geometry.

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@marcuscederberg shares wonderful compositions like this on Instagram and sells prints of his minimalist, architectural photography here.

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@george_franklin shows off a view from a Milan Metro station. This user pairs structural photography with a song that seems to echo the essence of the image. He chose Rameses B, Constellation for this complex configuration of windows on a concrete exterior.

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@cianogrigio creates thoughtful, simplified compositions like this, focusing on color and texture.

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This cool blue configuration is cut by an upward diagonal to form a dynamic composition in this image shared by @ishihako. The scalloped edges that are partially hidden behind glass are an adorable detail.

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This wave of repetitive pinks and reds in Cologne, Germany was captured by @maselzr. The feed focuses on large buildings that create mesmerizing patterns towering amid clear skies.

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I love this square composition of circles, playfully offset by six open panes shared by @lekestove. This building in New York City seems like a giant ship with a perfect grid of circular windows.

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These whimsical windows are playful and energetic with a complementary blue sky reflection in each. This view was shared by @stanish.stanishev in Sofia, Bulgaria.

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These perfect nine windows were captured by @lorenzolinthout from a building in northern Italy called Hotel City, designed by Italian architect, Gio Ponti.

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Facades of all shapes and sizes are shared by @fascinatedbyfacades, including this gorgeous balcony pattern with a complementary color combination of yellow and royal blue.

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@mr_m4rr found this golden moment in Antwerp, Belgium with the sun reflecting off the surface of the building creating a warm, opulent glow.

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@paulbrouns is enchanted with architectural rhythm as evidenced by a feed full of stunning textures, colors and materials.

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This modular façade captured by @alexandre_alari shows off the symmetry of the Lisbon Building in Hauts-de-France designed by French architect, Jean Nouvel. This feed is full of imagery celebrating architectural masterpieces and citing each one.

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This building edge is abstracted to show blocks of flat color against an open sky. @xiafawu studies cityscapes and architectural shapes to create striking compositions.

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@yfrasil fixates on the unique, angular shapes that are created by structures and shares imagery like this of the Saxo Bank in Copenhagen, designed by 3XN Architecture.

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@nlstevenfacades shares his adventures by studying the lines, curves and angles of architecture. This beautiful feed creates colorful textures and patterns like this image of a hotel in London, designed by HTA Design.

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