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For MORE THAN two decades Archikonst has been keeping architects, contractors, and building design practitioners updated on the latest industry events and professional developments.
Archikonst is committted to providing you with incisive and interesting editorial offerings—from industry news and objective reviews to inspiring features and helpful tips.
As a complement to our print publication, we relaunch the Archikonst website to make your experience with our content more dynamic and more user-friendly. We strive to give you an engaging platform that would allow us to make our presence felt online in a more visual and intuitive way no matter what device or gadget you are using.
We invite you to have a look at our website, and enjoy reading its contents, seeing the pictures, and watching the videos. Also, please share your thoughts with us via our Facebook page and Instagram site.
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Archikonst (a portmanteau of architecture and construction) was first published by Quarter Group Publishing Company in 1997. After two years, the company was incorporated and became known as Broadwall Media Corporation.
The year when Archikonst was first published was a crucial phase in the Philippine economy. It was the period when the real estate and construction industry was reeling from the effects of the Asian financial crisis.
The maiden issue of Archikonst magazine was very timely as it had come to help cushion the impact of the crisis, cheering up the build and design profession with success stories, positive write-ups, and fine photographs that glowingly portrayed Philippine architecture and designs.
Through the years, it has become the tradition of Archikonst to introduce successful industry practitioners in its cover and feature stories to provide inspiration and pointers in life and career to its growing number of readers.
In 2011, Archikonst has entered into its “bravo” phase. The magazine’s publisher decided to merge with a leading marketing firm in the industry, which has paved the way for the establishment of Bravo Media International Corporation (BMIC).
BMIC is now the publisher of Archikonst, the Philippines’longest-running architecture and construction magazine.
ARCHITECTURE AND SOCIAL MEDIA
Most things have changed remarkably over the last 20-plus years, largely due to the advent of information technology and smart innovations, and architecture is no exception. Architectural styles change and adapt through time as construction materials, building technology, and conceptual ideas evolve. But it was social media formented the biggest revolution in architecture nowadays.
Suddenly, architecture is everywhere. The consumption of architecture is almost instantaneous as technology speeds up. We can even now see hard-to-find houses and never-before-seen buildings on the internet. Such a phenomenon has transcended the historic limits of space and time. Whenever a picture of a building is posted online, it will immediately become a part of architecture’s collective consciousness.
Many architects nowadays love showing others, especially on Facebook or Instagram, pictures of buildings from a recent travel or the glimpse of an ongoing design project. But the big question for architects is how do they utilize social media to their professional advantage?
Two decades ago, most custom design clients were GenXers, but they are now beginning to move out of the build-and-design market as they age, and are being replaced by the Millennials. This generation is much more concerned with building sustainably and living comfortably.
The Millennial generation, also known as the GenY, is a tech-savvy bunch, having grown up with mobile technology and using mobile devices in every aspect of their life. They prefer to make purchases and do their transactions online.
This has moved many creative thinkers and innovators in the industry to harness the potential of mobile technology in order to bridge knowledge gaps and help improve the profession. However, the ability of mobile technology to provide more widespread access to products and brands is not an all-encompassing feature. Yet through the help of social media, it becomes a phenomenally powerful tool with an enormous potential to connect people and businesses. Connecting architects and design professionals with shared interests can truly provide great learning and enterprising opportunities.
In view of these opportunities, we relaunched the Archikonst website in October this year in a bid to provide our advertisers and readers with a more dynamic and engaging platform. The website will be updated on a regular basis with news of product launches, trade events, corporate milestones, and other relevant industry information. So, we urge you to visit www.archikonst.com.ph and check us back often.
LUDWIG RITCHEL A. KALAMBACAL
Bravo Media International Corporation (BMIC) started publishing in 2011. Yet despite of its maverick status, BMIC has been able to create a niche in the build-and-design profession in a very short period of time. It has acquired Archikonst, the Philippines’ longest-running architecture and construction magazine.
BMIC, through Archikonst, is actively making its presence felt by partnering with reputable international and local industry organizations and joining major exhibits and events here and abroad. It is fast gaining recognition among decision-makers, trendsetters, and enthusiasts in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) sector.
BMIC aims to relentlessly pursue innovations in trade publishing to feature more stimulating contents for the readers and provide a more viable advertising and communication channel to industry practitioners and corporate advertisers. Its holistic coverage of the AEC sector helps executives and professionals to keep abreast of the latest developments and current events in the building design and construction industry.