The Germans have a very literal name for it. "Neuland". New land. Meaning uncharted territory. And, as an industry, we’re certainly in it.
But we’re remaining positive at Architonic and, of course, committed to our loyal users and clients, supporting them in any way we can. Which is why we’re particularly delighted to announce some big news that will give both parties even greater opportunities for research, inspiration, sharing and collaboration.
Architonic has just acquired ArchDaily – the world’s leading architectural-projects database – creating the largest online A&D community globally.
COMBINED EXPERTISE AND SHARED VALUES
Ranked by Alexa in the world’s top 1,000 most-visited websites, archdaily.com provides the perfect sister platform for architonic.com, with its common values of quality, relevance and credibility.
"Founded by architects for architects," explains our CEO Stephan Bachmann, "ArchDaily and Architonic share the same DNA, providing the perfect fit in terms of both mission and culture. Our coming together as one international organisation means we can bundle our joint expertise and experience, and leverage it to develop and grow further our two sister platforms individually."
ArchDaily and Architonic together achieve over 180 million visits a year – that’s over 30 times the total number of architects and interior designers worldwide.
We’re proud of our clear pole position: ArchDaily and Architonic together achieve over 180 million visits a year – that’s over 30 times the total number of architects and interior designers worldwide.
OUR STORY IS YOUR STORY
And while this is a great opportunity for us to consolidate our respective market positions, it’s also one for all of our stakeholders. We truly believe that our growth can help your growth.
As the architecture and construction industries enter an accelerated phase of digitalisation and globalisation generates increasingly complex markets, the sister platforms provide professional users with one-stop, curated information resources that support them in acquiring new knowledge to achieve better architectural outcomes and better urban environments.
“Founded by architects for architects, ArchDaily and Architonic share the same DNA, providing the perfect fit in terms of both mission and culture.”
At the same time, in a crowded field of competing online service providers, ArchDaily and Architonic provide all stakeholders in the architecture industry with the most relevant and best-performing platforms on which to present their projects, products, brands and competences to their target groups.
A FORWARD-FACING TEAM
And in terms of our organisational structure? The respective co-founders of ArchDaily and Architonic – David Basulto and Tobias Lutz – will continue in their roles as managing directors. “While Nils Becker and I – as two architects – were building up the Architonic vision with its focus on design products,” says Tobias, “we were also respectfully watching two other architects – David Assael and David Basulto – while they grew ArchDaily to become the most relevant database for architecture projects. It’s amazing that our paths now cross. We complement each other perfectly.”
David continues: “Today, as the world faces an explosive exponential growth of urbanisation and in the middle of the biggest crisis of modern times, our profession is more important than ever. As the architecture industry is on the verge of a rapid digitalisation process, we have the unique opportunity to provide platforms for sharing, collaboration, integration, transparency and diversity, to have a positive and active role in shaping its future.”
These are undoubtedly fast-changing times, with among other things, the integration and efficiency of new digital tools radically changing what and how we build. As the clear global leader in the provision of architectural-professional knowledge, ArchDaily and Architonic are ideally placed for the future, to help empower offices and studios of all types and sizes to embrace the exciting new opportunities that are emerging.
Visit archdaily.com and see for yourself why it’s become the number-one architecture platform globally...
Article: Simon Keane-Cowell - Zürich, Switzerland