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Outdated Job Market: A New Way of Connecting Talent and Companies in the Built Environment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

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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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The Archipreneur Insights Report 03 is out now

The Archipreneur Insights Report 03 covers key aspects, tools, people and companies which drive innovation within architecture and the built environment. In the Archipreneur Insights Report 03 we explore 3D printing in architecture with features about the design-driven tech companies Aectual from Amsterdam and 3F Studio from Munich. Both focus on digitally printed architectural products. […]

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World Architecture Festival 2019 Shortlist Heralds a Sustainable Future

Architects grapple with some of the world’s most pressing challenges in the twelfth edition of the World Architecture Festival 2019, the world’s biggest architectural awards programme, which announces its shortlist today. Following the establishment of ‘Architects Declare’ a collective of some of the most renowned practices who have come together to announce a state of […]

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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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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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