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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Archipreneur Interview: KOHLMAYR LUTTER KNAPP, Architects & Hotel Entrepreneurs

Welcome to the new interview series at archipreneur.com with architects who are doing interesting things. The series will highlight people who have taken their architectural degrees and followed an alternative or entrepreneurial career path. The kick off interviewees are three young architects from Vienna – Theresia Kohlmayr, Christian Knapp, and Jonathan Lutter. The guys are still practicing architecture with their […]

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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, […]

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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