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 […]

Startups

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 […]

Real Estate

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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