Architecture

How the Bjarke Ingels Group Reinvented the Skyscraper

Creative innovations often occur when two separate, perhaps even conflicting, ideas get thrown together. We can see a fine example of this sort of innovation in Manhattan. Danish design firm BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) created an entirely new residential building type by combining the European courtyard block with the American skyscraper, so introducing the “Courtscraper” […]

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How To Transition From Architecture To Development With Brandon Donnelly

Welcome back to the interview series at ARCHIPRENEUR.COM with architects who do interesting things. The series highlights people who have an architectural degree but have since followed an entrepreneurial or alternative career path in the field. Brandon Donnelly is an architect-trained real estate developer and blogger who lives and works in Toronto, Canada. I am a […]

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Architect+Entrepreneur: A Field Guide to Building, Branding, and Marketing Your Startup Design Business

Are you thinking about starting your own practice of architecture? Do you even know where to begin, or how? Most business books won’t help you in that special field of starting a design business. Eric Reinholdt once had the same problem. This is why he wrote his own handbook, packed with tips and advice he […]

Tools

10+ Aesthetic & Responsive WordPress Portfolio Themes for Architects

When it comes to websites of architecture firms, I strongly feel that a lot of things about their online presence can be improved. In this article, I will show you just over 10 beautiful WordPress portfolio themes, each perfect for professional websites about architecture. These themes provide the easiest and fastest way for an architect […]

Entrepreneurship

How a Young Architect Made over $203,000, One Year after Losing His Job

Pat Flynn was a young architect who got laid off in 2008 during the financial crisis. During that time, finding a new job was an impossible task. So, with just a simple blog about the LEED AP Exam, he started up an online business. 7 years later, his firm now generates more than $100,000 a […]

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How Büro KLK from Vienna Created a Hotel Startup

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Top 5 Architectural Storytelling Tools to Market your Project

Why does a building have a certain shape? Why did you place a building on that particular spot in the site plan? You have to be able to explain the story of your design, to make it understandable for your audience. Whether you are an architect who wants to win over a client or a […]

Entrepreneurship

The Factory Berlin: Combining Architecture with Tech Founders

The Factory Berlin (Factory) is a start-up campus in Berlin-Mitte that brings the best technology businesses together with early stage start-ups and talents by providing an outstanding work environment, a curated community of founders, and high-quality events. Seeing it as a real estate product, it has the potential to go global. A New Incubator for […]

Creative Strategies

5 Ideas to Start Out as an Archipreneur

The idea behind being an Archipreneur is very appealing. As an Archipreneur, you are in charge of building a business from your architectural skill set, so freeing yourself from the demands of your current job and creating the things that you truly love. In this article, I will share 5 ideas that will kick-start your […]

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How 3 Young Architects Develop a New Generation of City Hotels

Three young architects from Vienna have built a new boutique hotel business. They convert empty street-level shops into urban street lofts for travelers. Their start-up URBANAUTS is expanding fast, providing a unique experience for urban travelers. Transforming Cities and Authentic Travel Experience Finding alternative places to stay instead of booking a hotel while visiting a […]

Projects

Sustainable Prefab House Made of Shipping Containers

The WFH House concept is a patented modular building system, based on a design principle, using 40 feet high standard modules as structural system. The structure can be configured to meet many different purposes like multi storey, townhouses, cluster houses or individual villas. The prefab house can be exported to any place in the world […]

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The 4 Phases of Real Estate Development

Would you like to develop your own project or get a better understanding of how to start doing that? The following article will explain the real estate development process in four different phases. Phases of Real Estate Development Developing real estate projects is a complex process which you can distinguish in four typical phases: Project Initiation, […]

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