Projects

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 […]

Projects

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 […]

Projects

Haus Gables: A New Residential Project Designed and Developed by Jennifer Bonner

Haus Gables, a new ground-up residential project designed and developed by architectural designer Jennifer Bonner, director of MALL, has recently completed construction in the Old Fourth Ward neighborhood of Atlanta, Georgia.  The 2,200-­square-­foot home challenges the domestic interior through materiality, color, and form. It is one of only two residences in the country made of […]

Books

Managing Design: Conversations, Project Controls and Best Practices for Construction Projects

Managing Design — A new book by Michael Alan LeFevre From the press release: Part vox populi, through conversations with more than 40 industry experts, and part confessions of a dual agent, MANAGING DESIGN (June 5, 2019; Wiley) offers a proven framework of Project Design Controls for achieving project balance. Through reflective case studies and […]

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Good Design is Good Business

The World Economic Forum predicts that ­vision, ­creativity and critical thinking will be most ­desirable job skills for 2020 and beyond. Tomorrow’s leading companies understand that true business ­innovation comes from highly creative employees who are willing to question, disrupt and redesign. In this article Edgar Gonzales explains why he thinks that “Good Design is […]

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Traditional Crafts In the Digital Age: Dazzling Artworks by Atelier MEL

Atelier MEL is devoted to the creation of unique artworks at the intersection of artistry and digital design technology. Based in Spain, Maria Ruiz Pardo leads a talented team of digital designers, engineers, architects and artisans to collaborate on installations showcasing traditional artisanship and the potential of cutting edge design and fabrication tools.

Projects

BIG Unveils Oceanix City at the United Nations

As part of UN-Habitat’s New Urban Agenda, floating cities non-profit OCEANIX, the MIT Center for Ocean Engineering, BIG and partners propose a vision for the world’s first resilient and sustainable floating community for 10,000 residents: Oceanix City. The first UN high-level roundtable on Sustainable Floating Cities brought together innovators, explorers, marine engineers and scientists at […]

News

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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