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World Architecture Festival 2019 Launches its Global Awards Programme

The search has begun for the world’s best building, as the World Architecture Festival launches its annual global awards programme. The 12th edition of the festival will take place in Amsterdam from the 4th to 6th December, where more than 550 architectural and design practices from over 68 countries are expected to compete for category […]

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The Archipreneur Report #02 is out now

The Archipreneur Report #02 focuses on new trends, business and tech innovation within the AEC industry. We are featuring innovators from architecture, design, construction and academia who explore the impacts of emerging technology, new business models and expanding opportunities for practice within the architecture industry and the built environment. For the the Archipreneur Report 02, […]

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The Social Reactor: How KOGAA Transformed a Factory into Their Own Creative Hub

Imagining what is possible with unused space in the city is a key skill of the architect. KOGAA proved this by self-initiating an adaptive re-use project which converted a neglected building into a vibrant creative hub for the entire urban neighborhood – and it also serves as their built business card bringing in new projects […]

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Emerging Architects: The Architectural League Announces Emerging Voices of 2019

Every year the Architectural League announces eight emerging architects firms as the winners of their Emerging Voices award. The award highlights firms based in North America with distinct design voices that have the potential to influence the disciplines of architecture, landscape design, and urban design. The work of each Emerging Voice represents the best of […]

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Design for Life: How to Balance Your Creative Practice

Biba Dow co-founded Dow Jones Architects in 2000 and was shortlisted this year for Architect of the Year in the Women in Architecture Awards. In our interview, Biba shares how she has cultivated a practice over time that is enriched by cultural projects and opportunities to share knowledge.  Why did you and your husband Alun […]

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Taking The Leap: Practical Steps for Starting Your Design Practice

Starting your design practice is the dream of many ­aspiring architects and designers. Founders ­ultimately have creative control and a high level of ­professional flexibility which can be very desirable. Here is your checklist for important considerations when thinking of starting your design practice. There are several approaches to starting out. Whether you choose to […]

Innovation

How the Internet of Things (IoT) is Changing Modern Office Design

The Internet of Things (IoT) is all around us. It is embedded in everyday objects we use and allows them to communicate autonomously with each other. Modern office design is evolving alongside technological advancements, with many design firms utilizing new tech in order to optimize all aspects of how people work and collaborate. One of […]

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How Architectural Thinking and Research Collaboration Brings Value to Creative Industries

As technology accelerates into every professional industry, it’s crucial for architectural education to progress from teaching only a traditional building design process. At Technical University of Munich (TUM), a new research department is focusing on the interdisciplinary development and research competencies in architecture. We talked to Dr. Gerhard Schubert and Christos Chantzaras, two of the […]

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Thinking Ahead: Towards an Expanded Understanding of Design

Guest author Jerónimo van Schendel, architect and Director of the Master’s program in Architectural Management and Design at IE School of Architecture and Design in Madrid shares his views on the future of the built environment and architecture industries in the face of technological innovation and a new age for entrepreneurship. Over recent decades the […]

Construction Tech

Digital Village: Emerging Construction Industry Startups at BAU19

BAU, the World´s Leading Trade Fair for Architecture, Materials and Systems covers the entire building industry and all its trades—that´s what makes it the most important sector gathering for all those involved in the world of planning and construction. And this year the fair has a new “digital village” for the first time, supporting start-ups […]

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UX for Space: Creating Meaningful Engagement through Data-Driven Design

David and Simon founded CO-Office in New York City with an aim to improve client engagement in the ­project process. Their design approach is bottom-up and not top-down, similar to User Experience design. With an emphasis on collecting quantitative data to support their design intuition, CO-Office proves that good Design is also good business.

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Smart Cities: Urban Solutions for Sustainable Electric Mobility

The development of electric mobility solutions and smart city technologies will lead to a redistribution of space within our cities. This evolution demands new, smart product solutions. Today, the concept of connectivity extends far beyond internet access. From self-driving cars and interactive interfaces on buildings, to artificial intelligence units such as Alexa and Siri, smart […]

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