Course Integration Proposal: Architecture and Entrepreneurship

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  • Why have you chosen to integrate these courses?

Entrepreneurship as it relates to starting and building a successful business. “Entrepreneurship is the process of opportunity recognition and resource acquisition that leads to the creation of something new.” To apply Entrepreneur’s mind set in the pursuit of Architecture can be helpful if seeing the wide array of creative opportunities a person can do with an architectural degree.

  • What will you do to integrate the courses?

Understand the value of entrepreneurship in architecture and the design professions to society. Identify and critically analyze major issues in entrepreneurship. Identify some of the leading figures in entrepreneurship and diverse design. Present prospective career path in a way that communicates effectively for future prospective.

  • How will you show that you have successfully completed the integration (i.e., presentation, research paper, or other forms of documentation)? You should consult with your faculty on effective and appropriate options for this.

A paper with appropriate study and diagram to show the Entrepreneurship in Architecture.


Entrepreneurship as it relates to starting and building a successful business. “Entrepreneurship is the process of opportunity recognition and resource acquisition that leads to the creation of something new.” To understand and apply Entrepreneur’s mind set in the pursuit of Architecture can be helpful if seeing the wide array of creative opportunities a person can do with an architectural degree. The Value and demand in architecture entrepreneurship to society today is changing radically. So identifying opportunities and changes today, critically analyze major issues in entrepreneurship. Also identify some of the leading figures in entrepreneurship and diverse designers in recent events. To present prospective career path in a way that communicates effectively in use of diagrams, graphics, and case study for prospective future.

EntrepreneurshipHow does one learn and prepare for the forthcoming of entrepreneurial activity that may potentially bring impact the tomorrow’s society? And how does education bring one to the state of making something from nothing a practice of process that can be taught and learn to execute? Those necessary tools, references, resources, and process for starting a business from entrepreneur class has taught me a lesson.

The Search for existing successful model with leadership, attitude towards the world, organization, and learning behavior in innovation of creativity through education is key to the essence.

I think the importance of the definition of being an Entrepreneur “a person who will take responsibility for he/she wants it that way.” (Kane John) Not merely to only have ideas, time, and money to burn, but requires awareness, insight, and risk taking to make it. It is meaningful because most people wanted to start their own business may not have the risk taking readiness or not even have the awareness for what worst scenario for exit strategy to back up the dedication and determination. And the 3 Legged Stool concept for a successful company is not just for business. Annuity income, profit, and love what you do are the keys to success, almost applies all from personal goal, family, organizational, up to national and world wide, that shares common interests or not, those 3 keys motivates one another, runs like an engine towards a state of peace and security. Based on Keynesian economy structure model today, the business cycle of booms and busts, and whoever can ride the tide could have a grasp on the future insight trough entrepreneur act. And understanding the entrepreneur mindset is the first step for planning to start a business.

Unlike the surrounding real world Architecture has not change in a great leap in its essential construction method and concept since the modernism in the twentieth century, while industrial revolution followed by the booming technology and scientific theory along with post war and population booming. The practice of architecture is slowly making its own progress not entirely in the same pace, but yet the society is looking to architects to solve global problems. We have an opportunity to use our problem-solving skills to alter the future of civilization and make money doing it. But does the society need it? Consider architectural potentials of proposed business plan, or business potential of proposed design. Patenting constructive detail. But what recommends option A over B? What strategies exist in arrangement for the demand by targeting needs and assuming a never been built project will do well to its existing context, culture, and all other aspects? It would be experimental of act along the way.

The architect is, once again, emerging as “leader”. Master Builders (architect-led design/build services) are recovering from near extinction and offering services to the high-end, as well as mass market clients. Home plans are being designed by architects and offered as an alternative to the mass produced “builder” market. Advocates for “good design” have built very profitable businesses around evangelism for their cause. Skyscrapers and large urban scale planning led by the good weathered economy steering the direction of architecture resource up or down. Architecture depends on economic growth. When can architecture be totally autonomous economically and generate wealth itself to the world system?

The “Tiltwallism” by Jeffrey Brown and Andrew Vrana in Matalab, both from an entrepreneurial act to emerge architecture and entrepreneur.

The renewed interest in “green architecture” is creating an entirely new market ready to be led by architects. Niche firms specializing in sustainable architecture and prefabricated homes have emerged. These innovative way brought back natural way of building with nature essentially brings in the act of entrepreneurial mindset. Entrepreneur Architects are pushing the boundaries of the traditional practice but are they really integrating to a full extend in array of opportunities? Others are using technology to offer new or improved services in practice. Many more are supplementing their work as architects with personal passions such as writing, speaking or teaching. Many retail ventures have also been launched by architects, offering products such as lighting, plumbing, furniture or accessories.

Stating “Design is not making beauty, beauty emerges from selection, affinities, integration, love,” by Louis Khan, is really true when it comes to what the world really needs to be satisfied, the true beauty would be reveling itself through the process of getting to the ultimate ideal state.

The recycling material reuse to reduce raw material consumption and impact on the natural environment as a motivational ethical argument, can generate the true use of material meeting the need with adapting regionally applied constructional methods and materials. “Kengo Kuma, boldly declared that his ultimate aim was to erase architecture’ so that his buildings became one with their surroundings” atomized, particallized structure. Great Wall House by Kengo Kuma and he used locally produced materials wherever he could. The bamboo is a symbol of cultural exchange between Japan and China,, The material allows both light and wind to pass through and creates a meditative atmosphere – transient and dependent on the changes in the outside weather.

Shigeru ban dedication on recyclable materials such as wood, paper for construction, also provide ease of shelter for disasters such as earth quake. Material use in Japan Pavillion,Expo 2000 Hannover(2000) │ Curtain Wall House(1995) │ Centre Pompidou-Metz(2010) all demonstrate the entrepreneurial act of his gesture in today’s society.

Exterior Bamboo Cladding

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The Ring Celestial Bliss in Taiwan was designed steel and bamboo structure looks like a giant glowing object hovering over the ground. The architects at J.J. Pan & Partners used reusable steel, which serves as the primary structural system, and bamboo cladding. The inner projection screen was made from recycled materials, while bamboo sections were incorporated into the flooring. Construction materials were locally sourced, significantly reducing transportation carbon footprint. Celestial Bliss, J.J. Pan & Partners, Taiwan Lantern Festival, Chinese New Year Festivals, bamboo structures, locally sourced materials, recycled steel, recycled materials, bamboo, Taiwan, floating building, LED lights

Idea to Product (ITP) has been the execution from imagination to realization. While architectural ideas may sometimes be a fantasy for today’s technology, progress and hope to further ground to realization lid by glance of light in 3D printing industry. The blooming future in 3D printing technology brought us hope to begin a revolution not merely in architecture itself but many other aspect of world reality in social, economic, cultural, and environmental.

Designed by Nervous System (, Kinematic allows for the creation of necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Users can sculpt the shape of their jewelry and control the density of the pattern. Designs created with Kinematics can be ordered in polished 3D printed nylon in a variety of colors, which will be produced by a 3rd party. People who already have access to a 3D printer can download the STL file for home printing. Beyond the jewelry range, Nervous System has also been working on larger scale products with more advanced software with broader practical applications, an example of which is a flexible dress that can be printed in one piece. Being a part of the google developer program, using 3D printing plastic material into clothing, the Kinematics dress demonstrates the ability of 3D printing for new approach in manufacturing that integrate design in digital fabrication from customization to realization.

The folding of clothes can be manipulated into forms and patterns, style and flexibility in demand. "We refer to Kinematics as a 4D printing system because it generates compressed objects that unfold into their intended shape after printing," by creative director Jessica Rosenkrantz. Such delicacy in poly-geometric forms requires enormous process power from computer hardware though execution of 3d parametric software, drafting details in every little connections between pieces should be fine-tuned.

The dress had been acquired as permanent collection in the Museum of Modern Arts of New York as a certain affirmative to the new fabrication approach. But the downsides are also obvious that productivity speed is a problem where structure and method is still making the prints process slow, material variety is limited unlike natural silky or fury texture a tradition clothing may offer. It is cheaper compare to competitor’s method in the market today but not yet a cost effective and not affordable to ordinary buyer at $3,000 for a piece of dress. Eventually, lower production cost to cheaper price may substitute the demand for alternative clothing option, where ultimately the populate use of 3D-printing will mean everyone has the access to a 3D printer being able to print their own product that may be redefining society’s need and developing new alternative way of life and living today.

Computer scientist Yuichiro Takeuchi, who is hoping to make the world a greener place with 3D printer, a specially designed software program that prints encasements. The shape of each encasement is first designed with a CAD program and then printed with a type of yarn. Following this, an attachment on the printer deposits tiny seeds into the encasement. Within weeks, the seeds begin to grow into plants. Takeuchi claims to be able to print encasements in any shape, rivaling the imagination of even the most creative garden designer.

3D Print an Urban Garden 4The seeds grow within the encasements due to a process similar to hydroponics. This is a process whereby plants aren’t grown in soil, but instead within a material that contains mineral nutrients. Vertical gardens, such as those famously designed by Patrick Blanc, are also grown in this manner. But while traditional vertical gardens such as these can cost considerable amounts of money to install and maintain, Takeuchi believes that 3D printed plants will be cheaper and easier to grow. With a bigger and faster 3D printer, Takeuchi hope to be printing yarn encasements large enough to grow fruits, vegetables and trees, in the near future, especially when a time of food scarcity due to overpopulation may come in strike, respond to environment change and demand of the world is the essential to an entrepreneurial spirit.

In hoping to make a big impact on Tokyo’s ecosystem by transforming leftover concrete jungles into green surfaces, this approach can be applying to the metropolitan area from densifying urban setting population, bringing back nature into the city. “Here in Japan we love fireflies, but as they can only thrive in pristine environments we don’t see them in dense, built-up Tokyo. I’m hoping that by installing a number of printed gardens on rooftops and walls throughout Tokyo, I can someday bring back fireflies to my neighborhood.” Blanc’s new living wall installation at the Oasis of Aboukir in Paris.

I have a dream that one day, a wedding garnished and decorated with 3D printed nano materials that are recyclable after life time or not, customized to all attendee, for the best wishes of all. Coming home to a welcoming 3D printed landscape garden that grows own vegetable and food, and into the customized printed house that is free to expand and modify its material bringing flexibility to living. Family and friend could share the open source of designs amongst the common interest to print for their own need, while shopping is essentially one click away to print the desire product design to a destination without shipping! Which of course brings the “unintended consequences”, law of unseen/seen causes of action brought by Frederic Bastia. And as Joseph Schumpeter indicates the “creative destruction” led to a new globalization of logistic model. This day shall come soon with the growing advancement of materials and technology today.

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