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A Laboratory for Design: LAVA’s Research-Based Approach for Building Innovation

LAVA architects (Laboratory for Visionary Architecture) co-founders Tobias Wallisser and Alexander Rieck of Berlin and Stuttgart describe their unique, research-based approach to architectural design, share advice on the implementation of new technologies in to practice and predictions for the future of architecture. The office name of LAVA architects contains the word “Laboratory“. How do you […]

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Metrics for Success: How Architects Should Measure Business Growth

Leading a successful design practice does not guarantee it is a profitable business. Do you know and track the key metrics (KPIs) to extract meaningful, relevant, timely and actionable insights to operate and improve your practice? In this helpful tutorial, learn about the quantitative measures of a successful architecture business, and begin tracking your growth […]

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Design Tools for Sustainable Building: Cove.Tool Automates Energy Optimizations

cove.tool is a software product grown and developed by Pattern r+d, a sustainability consulting firm led by building scientists and architects Patrick Chopson and Sandeep Ahuja. From their vast experience working on high profile projects with complex stakeholder groups, they identified the need for a decision-making tool which could assess options for cost and energy […]

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Automating Construction: Improving On-Site Logistics through Robotics and Data Analytics

KEWAZO works to improve on-site construction logistics through robotics and data analytics. Their first automation objective is to equip customers with the tools for safe, fast and smart material transportation on construction sites. CEO and co-founder Artem Kuchukov describes how KEWAZO grew the idea from concept to working prototype with new customers eager to implement […]

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Survival>Sustainability>Success: How to Take Your Practice to the Next Level

Virtually every architecture practice starts in ‘survival’ mode. Many are permanently stuck in it. Over time, some grow and develop to become ‘sustainable’ businesses. But relatively few achieve real ‘success’. Here is what you need to focus on, to triumph and create a successful architecture practice. by Ross Clark Success in architectural practice can be […]

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Innovating Experiences: Defining the Future of Urban Retail Design

Manifesto Market is an internationally recognized gastro market and culture incubator that was developed with 27 shipping containers in the center of Prague with global expansion plans underway. In our interview landscape architect and PropTech entrepreneur Martin Barry shares the development story of Manifesto and his non-profit reSITE. His approach to improve the quality of […]

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Good Design is Good Business

The World Economic Forum predicts that ­vision, ­creativity and critical thinking will be most ­desirable job skills for 2020 and beyond. Tomorrow’s leading companies understand that true business ­innovation comes from highly creative employees who are willing to question, disrupt and redesign. In this article Edgar Gonzales explains why he thinks that “Good Design is […]

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Traditional Crafts In the Digital Age: Dazzling Artworks by Atelier MEL

Atelier MEL is devoted to the creation of unique artworks at the intersection of artistry and digital design technology. Based in Spain, Maria Ruiz Pardo leads a talented team of digital designers, engineers, architects and artisans to collaborate on installations showcasing traditional artisanship and the potential of cutting edge design and fabrication tools.

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The Social Reactor: How KOGAA Transformed a Factory into Their Own Creative Hub

Imagining what is possible with unused space in the city is a key skill of the architect. KOGAA proved this by self-initiating an adaptive re-use project which converted a neglected building into a vibrant creative hub for the entire urban neighborhood – and it also serves as their built business card bringing in new projects […]

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Design for Life: How to Balance Your Creative Practice

Biba Dow co-founded Dow Jones Architects in 2000 and was shortlisted this year for Architect of the Year in the Women in Architecture Awards. In our interview, Biba shares how she has cultivated a practice over time that is enriched by cultural projects and opportunities to share knowledge.  Why did you and your husband Alun […]

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Taking The Leap: Practical Steps for Starting Your Design Practice

Starting your design practice is the dream of many ­aspiring architects and designers. Founders ­ultimately have creative control and a high level of ­professional flexibility which can be very desirable. Here is your checklist for important considerations when thinking of starting your design practice. There are several approaches to starting out. Whether you choose to […]

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How Architectural Thinking and Research Collaboration Brings Value to Creative Industries

As technology accelerates into every professional industry, it’s crucial for architectural education to progress from teaching only a traditional building design process. At Technical University of Munich (TUM), a new research department is focusing on the interdisciplinary development and research competencies in architecture. We talked to Dr. Gerhard Schubert and Christos Chantzaras, two of the […]

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