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Business Knowledge for Architects: What They Don’t Teach You in School

Entrepreneur and business coach Ray Brown partnered with strategist Bec Kempster to found Archibiz — An expert business coaching services for architects. By starting a coaching service specifically tailored to the business knowledge needs of architects, they leveraged existing know-how to provide a specialized service that addresses the business knowledge gap prevalent throughout the architectural […]

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Injecting Creativity: Bringing Architectural Imagination to Life

When Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans in 2005, Jonathan Tate (OJT – Office of Jonathan Tate) and his colleagues gradually relocated their office from Memphis to New Orleans to focus on rebuilding. Amidst a global economic recession, a few years later Jonathan decided to go off on his own. His traditional architectural practice “Office of […]

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Four Corners Loft in DUMBO by Worrell Yeung

NYC-based architecture and design studio Worrell Yeung has completed the architectural renovation and interior design of a 3,200 square-foot loft in the landmarked Clocktower Building in the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn. The design of the loft was inspired and informed by the space’s unique panoramic views of Manhattan and Brooklyn. Two interior volumes are the […]

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Why Most Architecture Firm Websites Suck (and how to fix them)

After evaluating more than 400 architecture firm websites Bryon McCartney, Founder of Archmark, found out that 71% of the sites were poorly constructed and underperforming. Most of them were showing beautiful images of the projects which seems to be the common starting point of how architectural practices design their website. But in times of digital […]

Interviews

Architectural Sketching: Teaching a Skill and Building a Business with David Drazil

This week’s interview is with David Drazil, the founder of Sketch Like an Architect, who, frustrated and dissatisfied with his prospects as a graduate architect, decided on a new direction when he took his advanced skills in architectural sketching and built upon them his business. David’s story is an inspiring one and one which demonstrates […]

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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 […]

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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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