Housing

Social Archipreneurship: How WikiHouse is Making Housing Affordable

WikiHouse is an open source construction system, whose aim is to use digital manufacturing to make it possible for anyone to cheaply design, download, ‘print’ and assemble structures without the need for conventional construction skills and tools. A few weeks ago a friend of mine asked me if I could help him with the design […]

Projects

Hippest Dorm in Berlin: Student Life in Shipping Containers

A village built out of shipping containers is the hottest new student accommodation idea in Berlin. Students seem to love it and the demand is high. The investor is saying: “30% cheaper, 50% faster and 100% cooler.” Take a look at the project yourself! The big idea: Affordable Student housing in shipping containers When developer […]

Architect as Developer

Architect as Developer: 5 Portraits of Successful Firms

More and more Architects become Archipreneurs by developing their own projects. The approach is appealing. You are your own client and decide about design and development in all aspects. The following 5 Architect as Developer offices successfully developed their own residential buildings, offices and mixed-use houses. John Portman & Associates John Portman is an american architect […]

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