architonic, the world’s largest platform for products and materials, has acquired archdaily, the world’s most popular architecture project community. that’s breaking news!

the two websites will continue as separate platforms with the respective co-founders of archdaily and architonic — david basulto and tobias lutz — continuing in their roles as managing directors. since 2012, designboom has partnered with architonic on our product library — a diverse database of interior objects, home furnishings, and more. we warmly welcome archdaily’s community and team.

architonic acquires archdaily
architonic CEO stephan bachmann



in 2015, architonic was acquired by the NZZ media group as part of its digital growth strategy.

now, archdaily and architonic will continue their operations as one new organization. ‘founded by architects for architects, archdaily and architonic share the same DNA,’ says CEO stephan bachmann, ‘providing the perfect fit in terms of both mission and culture. our coming together as one international organization means we can bundle our joint expertise and experience, and leverage it to develop and grow further our two sister platforms individually.’

architonic acquires archdaily
architonic co-founder tobias lutz (left), archdaily co-founder david basulto (right)


archdaily’s curated and categorized database of projects/materials serves more than 650,000 people every day. as one new organisation, archdaily and architonic together achieve over 180 million visits a year – the new organization will develop and deliver even better tools to navigate an ever-growing amount of information. 


tobias lutz: ‘while nils becker and I – as two architects – were building up the architonic vision, with its focus on design products, we were also respectfully watching two other architects – david assael and david Bbasulto – while they grew archdaily to become the most relevant database for architecture projects. it’s no coincidence that we have come together now. we complement each other perfectly and share values of quality, relevance and credibility.’ 


archdaily co-founder david basulto adds: ‘as the urbanization of the world continues to grow exponentially and the architecture industry is on the verge of a rapid digitalization process, our profession is more important than ever. architonic and archdaily want to play their own active role in shaping these developments by providing inspiration, knowledge and the relevant tools through both their platforms.’

architonic acquires archdaily to create the world’s largest online A&D community
archdaily is currently active in the USA, china, brazil, chile, colombia and mexico


globalisation, meanwhile, is generating increasingly complex markets. and together provide professional users with one-stop, curated information resources that support them in acquiring new knowledge to achieve better architectural outcomes and better urban environments. the integration and efficiency of new digital tools will radically change the current building-design, construction and operating cycles, empowering offices of all types and sizes to embrace new opportunities in our fast-changing world. (excerpt from the press release)


architonic acquires archdaily to create the world’s largest online A&D community
for manufacturers, specialist retailers, designers and architects, architonic acts as a trait-d’union platform of around 400,000 furniture, lighting and other products in the curated premium segment. based in zurich, architonic was founded in 2003 by tobias lutz and nils becker. becker has left the business, but continues to act as external consultant – being an experienced professional in this specific field with a wide knowledge of the subject matter. 


architonic acquires archdaily to create the world’s largest online A&D community
was founded in 2008, by david basulto and david assael and includes three regional websites in spanish (plataforma arquitectura, archdaily méxico, archdaily colombia, and archdaily perú), portuguese (archdaily brasil), and chinese (archdaily china). their success is also based on the understanding of the power social media has in influencing those in our profession. headquarters is in santiago, chile with collaborators world-wide.