Projects

House Behind the Wall by Mjölk Architects

Mjölk architects presents its House Behind the Wall—It all started with our clients’ purchase of a house over a hundred years old. The traditional building with a gable roof was at its end. Its stone basement was still in a good condition so we decided to take down the rest of the house and use […]

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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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Manifesto Market: An Urban Market Developed on a Former Wasteland in Prague

Manifesto Market, a gastro and cultural market located on a former wasteland in the heart of Prague, became city’s new and hot must-visit place. Pointing to the organizer’s penchant for the future city and international flare, the market is completely cashless. Founded by the design-focused nonprofit organization, reSITE, and designed by a trio of young […]

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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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Isenberg School of Management opens Business Innovation Hub by BIG

Designed by BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group and Architect of Record Goody Clancy, the copper-clad Business Innovation Hub at the heart of the University of Massachusetts Amherst adds 70,000SF of hyper-collaborative study and social space to one of the top-30 public business schools in the United States. The new expansion and partial renovation of the Isenberg School […]

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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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ZEIL 111 in Frankfurt – a never ending storyline

For more than 500 years the chemist’s shop Hirsch Apotheke has been located at the very same site in Frankfurt‘s city centre. Its address Zeil 111 is nowadays part of Germany’s most frequented shopping street – a street that never sleeps. Moreover, Hirsch Apotheke is the birthplace of one Germany’s most well known medical-humanitarian foundations, […]

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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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Haus Gables: A New Residential Project Designed and Developed by Jennifer Bonner

Haus Gables, a new ground-up residential project designed and developed by architectural designer Jennifer Bonner, director of MALL, has recently completed construction in the Old Fourth Ward neighborhood of Atlanta, Georgia.  The 2,200-­square-­foot home challenges the domestic interior through materiality, color, and form. It is one of only two residences in the country made of […]

Books

Managing Design: Conversations, Project Controls and Best Practices for Construction Projects

Managing Design — A new book by Michael Alan LeFevre From the press release: Part vox populi, through conversations with more than 40 industry experts, and part confessions of a dual agent, MANAGING DESIGN (June 5, 2019; Wiley) offers a proven framework of Project Design Controls for achieving project balance. Through reflective case studies and […]

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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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