Projects

Copenhill: BIG opens Power Plant with Ski Slope on Top

Designed by BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group, SLA, AKT, Lüchinger+Meyer, MOE and Rambøll, CopenHill opens as a new breed of waste-to-energy plant topped with a ski slope, hiking trail and climbing wall, embodying the notion of hedonistic sustainability while aligning with Copenhagen’s goal of becoming the world’s first carbon-neutral city by 2025. CopenHill, also known as Amager […]

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3D Printing Architecture: Bringing Tailor-Made Design to Everyone

As architectural graduates, Hans Vermeulen, Hedwig Heinsman and Martine de Wit started their practice with an idea to bring architecture to the masses by digitizing the processes between developers and inhabitants. To further this goal, they built their own large 3D printer. Understanding that buildings consist of products, they decided to explore 3D printing in […]

Marketing

You did not have them at “Hello”

by Arnaud Marthouret Imagine you’re looking for a lawyer to help you with a legal matter. You do some googling (surprisingly none of your friends and family know a good lawyer to recommend to you) and you find a few eye-catching firms. Looking at their websites, three out of four say more or less the […]

Interviews

Disruptive Branding and the Power of Design with Jacob Benbunan

This week’s interview is with Jacob Benbunan, co-author of the book “Disruptive Branding” and founder and CEO of independent global consultancy Saffron, an agency specializing in brand, experience and innovation strategy and design. He founded the company in 2001 together with late mentor and friend, Wally Olins, who passed away in 2014 and is widely […]

Projects

Industrial Brick Loft Conversion by CMC Architects

Loft with love by CMC architects: The old layout of the place where beer fermented and beer buckets were stored gave stimulus to an original design of an open and, at the same time, introspective space for creative and modern housing in an industrial spirit. The historical First Municipal Brewery in Prague-Holešovice – a place […]

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Transforming Practice: Chris Precht Represents a New Generation of Design Entrepreneurs

Visionary young architect Chris Precht shares his thoughts on the shortcomings and opportunities of architecture to help humans connect with nature and combat climate change, insular thinking and consumerism by engaging with the real world. In the age of Instagram, Precht values authenticity, collaboration and empathy as guiding principles to create good buildings and inspire […]

Projects

Nightingale 1: A Sustainable and People-Centered Housing Development

This is old Brunswick, it’s industrial, and it’s run down, yet there exists a strangely endearing quality of this area – it’s people, it’s sense of community. It is a melting pot of migrant activity, everyone coming together to form one totally imperfect community. This is the home of Nightingale 1. Emerging from the success […]

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Beyond BIM: Architects Create a Wider Building Management Tool

BIMMUNITY is a cloud-based system aimed at empowering those concerned with the efficient management of the built environment. BIMMUNITY builds upon the merger of several intertwined concepts and constituents that shape its unique integrated nature, including building information modeling (BIM), geographic information systems (GIS), and database and server technology, in order to manage the built […]

Projects

MÉCA: A New Cultural Centre by BIG and FREAKS Architects opens in Bordeaux

Designed by BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group and FREAKS freearchitects, MÉCA creates a frame for the celebration of contemporary art, film and performances, giving Bordeaux the gift of art-filled public space from the waterfront to the city’s new urban room. Centrally located between the River Garonne and Saint-Jean train station, the new 18,000 m2 Maison de l’Économie […]

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Outdated Job Market: A New Way of Connecting Talent and Companies in the Built Environment

Architects and co-founders Julia Stöckert and Andrea Kaiser share how SKILLARY seeks to make better connections between talents and potential employers in the built environment. On SKILLARY, companies in search of architects or engineers describe their Company DNA which includes their vision and values most relevant to potential talent. candidates are matched with companies on […]

Projects

Tesseract House – Self-Initiated Contemporary Architecture Conceived as a Business Case

Tesseract house is a contemporary new build in the Long Branch neighbourhood of Toronto. A speculative, self-initiated project designed without a client, it was an exercise to demonstrate that high-quality contemporary architecture is in demand in the marketplace. The project was successfully completed when the development team was able to sell quickly and exceeded the […]

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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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