Archello 3.0 introduced a personal stream, improvements in following companies and increased exposure of the Follow button. Since then this has led to a significant increase in the numbers of followers for companies. Some companies have done very well. It is not a surprise two of the most prolific architects are leading the race for the most followers on Archello. Zaha Hadid and Foster+Partners have seen an increase of over 400 followers each since two months ago.  Here are some stats I put together to show the popularity of the companies and the accelerated growth they have seen since 3.0. The expected winner of this race, the first to reach 1,000 in the upcoming months, is Zaha Hadid.  It is no surprise, her PR team are excellent at consistently presenting their projects on Archello and updating the profile. By doing this often Archello’s visitors see the updates and want to discover them in their personal Stream by following the company. Included in the below graphic are Hunter Douglas and HI-MACS. These two building product manufacturers have experienced a surge in followers on Archello. Both are members of Archello and have strong social media marketing strategies. Their products and projects are presented on a frequent basis.


Tallinn Architecture Biennale

Our events channel on Archello has really taken off, since its introduction over 200 worldwide architecture and design events have been profiled on the channel.  Our team actively seek media partnerships with the best of these events.  I am proud to announce a number of events below that we have recently become media partners with. If you are exhibiting at any of these events please contact our editorial team and they will make sure you are listed as an exhibitor. If you are attending any of these events you can indicate so on the events page. It’s looking like it will be a great year of fantastic events.


Tallinn Architecture Biennale


TAB is an architecture festival with a diverse programme, which encourages the synergy between Estonian- and foreign architects as well as between architects and the general public by way of creating contacts and exchanging ideas. The topic of this year’s Biennale – “Recycling Socialism” – unfolds and studies socialist and modernist spaces and ideas.

Tallinn Architecture Biennale


The World Interiors Meeting 


The World Interiors Meeting 2013 is the first international congress specifically dedicated to interior architecture and design. Interior professionals from all over the globe come to Amsterdam to meet and debate the past, present and future of interiors. World Interiors Meeting is primarily aimed at international professionals working in or related to the interiors discipline; interior architects, interior designers, architects, designers, conservationists, historians, curators, producers, suppliers, educators and researchers get together for three days.

World Interiors Meeting 2013




BIFE-SIM is the main meeting point with industry specialists: new partners or clients. During the 5-day show, you have the amazing opportunity to interact with a large number of visitors and to set the ground for the most profitable business deals. BIFE-SIM brings together the manufacturers, importers and distributors of furniture and equipment or accessories.



100% design London


This year’s visual concept and show theme – Creative Balance – provides the exhibition’s visual identity and an exploration of creative process and its value in the commercial world. Following last year’s success, the curation of the show will again focus on four industry sectors, each arranged around a central ‘hub’ – Interiors, Office, Kitchen & Bathroom, Eco Design & Build – creating clear navigation for visitors. The hubs will showcase the work of thought-leaders across the design community with space to meet, learn and be inspired.

100 design London




designjunction, which last year attracted more than 17,000 visitors, will showcase the very best in furniture, lighting and product design from around the world, presenting an edited selection of leading global brands and emerging enterprises. designjunction showcases design against a stunning industrial backdrop, striking a balance between creative and commercial, while offering a much-needed alternative to the traditional trade show.



The Emirates Glass LEAF Awards


Now in its tenth year, the Emirates Glass LEAF Awards honour the architects designing the buildings and solutions that are setting the benchmark for the international architectural community. This year, we will be celebrating the best that global architecture has to offer and hope to see you on the 20th of September when we announce our 2013 winners.

the Emirates Glass LEAF Awards


IIDEX Canada


As Canada’s largest National Design + Architecture Expo and Conference, IIDEX Canada brings together over 15,000 interior designers, architects, facility managers, real estate and business executives in a national forum which powers the design industry in Canada. During two action packed days in September, IIDEX Canada’s 350 exhibitors showcase hundreds of innovative products and services, from all areas of design – workplace, hospitality, retail, healthcare, lighting and sustainable design, while our CEU accredited international conference program ensures attendees receive expert advice on the issues shaping this rapidly changing industry.

IIDEX Canada 2013


World Architecture Festival


World Architecture Festival is the largest annual festival and live awards programme for the global architecture community. At the festivals around 200 shortlisted projects compete for awards in 20-30 categories. More than 1,600 architects from 60 different countries are expected to attend the World Architecture Festival. More than 300 projects from 50 countries made the official 2013 shortlist.

World Architecture Festival


Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam 2013


Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam (AFFR) is a biannual film festival screening films, shorts, animations and documentaries about architecture, urban development and city culture. The architecture friendly city of Rotterdam is the natural host if the film festival. The festival is characterized as a small, open minded and informal film festival for both architects and laymen.

Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam 2013


Lodz Design Festival


Lodz Design Festival is an event which, since its creation in 2007, has been the ground for thought and experience exchange for artistic circles who identify with design in general, and for business. The festival presents design in its various modes – starting from industrial design, through arts and crafts, graphic design, architecture, up to fashion. The key point of Lodz Design Festival is always a thematic main programme consisting of curator exhibitions. It is developed and completed by open and varied range of accompanying events.

Lodz Design Festival


International Green Building Expo – China 2013


IGB Expo 2013 is an exclusive platform to lead the rapid development of green building and energy efficiency industry and it aims to showcase the many different eco-friendly and energy savings products and services from conceptualization, design and to implementation. Products and services includes heating, ventilation and air-conditioning system, building exteriors, renewable energy, interior design and renovation, power distribution system etc. The exhibition will focus on the display of green labels ,building energy-saving new technology and new materials.

International Green Building Expo-China 2013



Our sister company Architectenweb, the  Dutch architecture website, recently carried out a survey of architects and designers in the Netherlands.  The survey produced a number of interesting results. For example, the majority of architects in the Netherlands expect the care sector to be the fastest growing in the next five years. It also indicated that transformation and renovation are the hot themes at the moment.

One question asked which related to specifying products was “how would you best like to request product information?.” The overwhelming answer, for more than 63% of the respondents, was that architects wish to download the information directly.  Only 7.3% of the respondents liked to get product information at trade shows and events.


In response to this research Archello has developed a new Download Catalogue functionality especially for our Connectivity Members. This allows our members to upload their digital product catalogues to their products. Visitors can now download these catalogues directly from Archello.  Every time a visitor downloads a catalogue the member receives an email providing details of this request and download.


If you are a Connectivity Member and have not sent us your catalogues then please do to: If you are not a Connectivity Member and would like architects to be able to download your product catalogues straight from the product page then please submit your interest here: We will contact you straight away.



We’d like to take this moment, a month into Archello 3.0, to thank all of our subscribers for showing such enthusiasm towards our new features and for your valuable feedback.

We introduced three new features: Stream, Bookmark and Curated Collections. You can ‘follow’ your favourite architects to find them in your personal news feed ‘Stream’. You can archive projects and products you love with ‘Bookmark’ and we upped our editorial content, ‘Curated Collections’ shows a themed selection of projects by experts.

We kicked off our series of collections with renowned Dutch architects MVRDV who made a great selection on ‘Young Dutch Talent’ showing us what innovations are happening here in The Netherlands. Publishers A10 new European architecture gave an overview of ‘Visionary Lofts’, showing what interesting uses we can put that ‘above’ space to. Our most recent collection tapped into what’s going on around Mexico, titled “Los Mexicanos Arquitectos“, curated by FR-EE architects who support Mexican architects in their reactions to the change in economic climate – a response that pushes technology higher in the list of priorities of design ‘to enable us to engage on multiple levels in one space’.


It’s no surprise that architects Zaha Hadid and Foster and Partners came at the top of our most followed architects. Sun control specialists Hunter Douglas and acrylic stone experts HI-MACS topped our most followed companies this month. These architects and companies are creating a regular news feed of their projects and products for our visitors, who seem to be responding really positively to the new features. We’d like to encourage other companies and architects to present their work and extend their profile on Archello.





Bookmarking is gaining traction with our users. The very popular project Gangnam Style by MVRDV is the most bookmarked project so far.


The spread of architects and companies that are using Archello’s new features is really encouraging, so the team would like to thank you again for your support.  We’re really excited about all the new possibilities that are opening up since our relaunch – it’s shaping up to be the open platform for design that we’re always striving towards.