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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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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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