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10 architects you need to follow on Instagram

British architect Norman Foster joined Instagram recently, revealing candid pictures of his day-to-day activities. But he's not the only big name on the photo-sharing platform – here's our pick of the 10 architect Instagram accounts worth following.

Norman Foster

British architect Norman Foster has recently joined the social media platform, revealing a rare and candid insight into his personal life and daily activities that include skiing, sketching and relaxing.

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John Pawson

John Pawson is known for his minimalist style and his Instagram feed is no different. Favouring scenic landscapes and architectural details, followers have to guess the context of his posts – he doesn't add captions.

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The team behind Turner Prize-winning architecture studio Assemble use their Instagram feed to share irreverent updates and behind-the-scenes videos, including this image of member Simon Terrill diving head-first into their Brutalist Playground.

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Bjarke Ingels

The larger-than-life architect behind Danish firm BIG uses his account to share his love for travel, extreme cantilevers and exhibitions, pairing each post with a witty caption.

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OFIS Arhitekti

Slovenian studio OFIS Arhitekti uses Instagram to showcase its Alpine cabins in remote mountain locations, with the occasional cat thrown in for good measure.

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Wendell Burnette Architects

Arizona-based firm Wendell Burnette Architects has an immaculate feed, with highlights including its desert house near Phoenix and images from Le Corbusier's Chandigarh in India.

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David Adjaye

Named Adjaye's Visual Sketchbook, British architect David Adjaye's Instagram account has over 100,000 followers. His wide range of interests are documented, from admiring Sydney's residential architecture to listening to trap music in Harlem.

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Sam Jacob

London architect Sam Jacob has a colourful, eclectic feed that mirrors his work, both as head of Sam Jacob Studio and as a director of the now-defunct FAT. A professor of architecture, he regularly features work from his students, as well as vibrant examples of postmodernist buildings.

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Frida Escobedo

Mexican architect Frida Escobedo's beautiful feed is a tour of architectural marvels in her home country and abroad, including this image of a bright pink concrete wall, recognisable as the work of legendary architect Luis Barragán.

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Kohn Pedersen Fox

It's worth following American firm Kohn Pedersen Fox for updates of its various buildings-in-progress, including Hudson Yards, Abu Dhabi airport and the China Resources Headquarters. But all together, these images also create a beautiful feed.

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