Projects
Living Air-Right: Redefining Affordable Housing in NYC

Living Air-Right: Redefining Affordable Housing in NYC

Welcome to our projects series where we present benchmarks of urban living – self developed by architects and creative city makers. This week we want to present you a project by New York City based architects Beomki Lee and Chang Kyu Lee. Adding cabins to unused roof tops like CABIN SPACEY or designing houses on misshaped “leftover” lots...
Manhattan High-Rise Meets European Courtyard in BIG’s Courtscraper

Manhattan High-Rise Meets European Courtyard in BIG’s Courtscraper

Welcome to our projects series where we present benchmarks of urban living – self developed by architects and creative city makers. This week we want to present you the recently completed “Courtscraper” by BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group. VIΛ 57 West, designed by BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group for the Durst Organization, introduces a new typology to New York City: the...
Presenting the Redevelopment New Lab, which Brings Startups to a Former Shipbuilding Facility

Presenting the Redevelopment New Lab, which Brings Startups to a Former Shipbuilding Facility

Welcome to our projects series where we present benchmarks of urban living – self developed by architects and creative city makers. This week we want to present you the recently completed redevelopment project New Lab by Macro Sea. We met David Belt, the Executive Director and Founder of Macro Sea and Nicko Elliott, the Design Director of the company in the...
How to Develop a Used Car Lot into a Trending Food Court: The Zipper by Guerrilla Development

How to Develop a Used Car Lot into a Trending Food Court: The Zipper by Guerrilla Development

Welcome to our projects series where we present benchmarks of urban living – self developed by architects and creative city makers. This week we want to present you the project The Zipper by Portland based Guerrilla Development. We interviewed Kevin Cavenaugh, architect developer and founder of the real estate development company Guerilla Development, last year. In the interview...
Presenting Berlin's Biggest Joint Building Venture Project by Zanderroth Architekten

Presenting Berlin’s Biggest Joint Building Venture Project by Zanderroth Architekten

Welcome to our projects series where we present benchmarks of urban living – self developed by architects and creative city makers. This week we want to present you the joint building venture project li01 by Berlin based zanderroth architekten. We introduced zanderroth architekten to you in this article presenting five successful architects as developer firms. Since they were founded...
ASH NYC Re-Developed Historic Building, 32 Custom House, as Their Own Clients

ASH NYC Re-Developed Historic Building, 32 Custom House, as Their Own Clients

Welcome to our projects series where we present benchmarks of urban living – self developed by architects and creative city makers. This week we want to present you the recently completed design project 32 Custom House by ASH NYC. ASH NYC is a company that blends the world of interior design with property development. In addition to being...
How the Architects at 'Deadline' Became Their Own Clients to Design Their First Building

How the Architects at ‘Deadline’ Became Their Own Clients to Design Their First Building

Welcome to our projects series where we present benchmarks of urban living – self developed by architects and creative city makers. This week we want to present you the project Slender – Bender by Berlin based Deadline. Slender – Bender is the first building of Deadline’s architects Matthew Griffin and Britta Jürgens. In embarking on this project...
How the Bjarke Ingels Group Reinvented the Skyscraper

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”...
The Factory Berlin: Combining Architecture with Tech Founders

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.
How 3 Young Architects Develop a New Generation of City Hotels

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.
Sustainable Prefab House Made of Shipping Containers

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
Social Archipreneurship: How WikiHouse is Making Housing Affordable

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