Check Out Tumblr's Top Architectural Posts of 2013
Fascinating posts from all over the world reveal that viewers are intrigued by structures and designs running from fanciful to practical.
It seems we just can’t get enough images of cool architecture, design and living spaces, judging from Tumblr’s recently released 2013 Top Architecture Posts. These most popular photos are fascinating for their beauty, creativity, subject matter and diversity.
To come up with the list, Tumblr's traffic gurus analyzed “millions of blogs, billions of posts, and zillions of notes according to a number of factors — total volume of posts and tags (original and reblogged), web traffic, follower growth over time, and more.” Well, perhaps “zillions” is an exaggeration, but the site does have upwards of 65 billion posts, with more than 73 million new posts per day.
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When looking at the top images as a whole, the trends in taste reveal a lot about us, or at least about Tumblr users, which skew nearly equal male to female, but on the younger side, as the majority of their viewers are under 35. Tastes, for the most part, run to clever and intimate, rather than elegant and grand.
For example, Tumblr users prefer to look at intimate spaces and cunning corners, rather than large, lavish spaces. The collection of reading nooks and crannies submitted by DressedUpSoul is a perfect example.
Quaint and curious houses, whether they be storybook style, tree houses or play houses far outnumbered the modern design structures viewed, like Winckler Cottage in Vancouver, British Columbia, from the collection of “Ten of the Best Storybook Cottage Homes Around the World," from CuriousHistory.com.
Economic, craftily designed micro homes like this 140-square-foot home on wheels also took precedence over large, elegant mansions.
One thing is certain, however: Viewers do love their pools and resorts. While they may be interested in cozy, humble places to live, when it comes to places to play, the bigger and more exotic the better.
Could this be a sign that this particular segment of the population is into living small and dreaming big? That’s one interpretation. Another is that almost everyone loves to look at great images.