• WAF 2023 Shortlist Announced!

    July 13, 2023 bowerbirdblog

    World Architecture Festival 2023 shortlist reveals most inspiring projects from around the globe The most inspiring architectural projects from around the world are revealed today as the shortlist for the 2023 World Architecture Festival (WAF) is announced. This is ahead of the live event which this year will take place in Singapore, at Marina Bay…

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  • BowerBird x WAF23

    May 4, 2023 bowerbirdblog

    We are thrilled to announce that we are an Official Media Partner for the 2023 World Architecture Festival (WAF). As a trusted partner of WAF since 2019, we’re excited to continue our support for this incredible event. WAF is a unique awards programme that gives finalists the opportunity to present their projects live to a…

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  • BowerBird x WAFVirtual | World Architecture Festival Reveals Full Programme for WAFVirtual

    November 20, 2020 bowerbirdblog

    We are excited to announce that BowerBird is once again joining the World Architecture Festival as a Media Partner in 2020. We’re kicking things off with the 2020 WAFVirtual program.  We are delighted to reveal the WAFVirtual Programme. Keynote speakers will include; Ben van Berkel of UNStudio, Sir David Adjaye of Adjaye Associates, Anuradha Mathur…

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  • BowerBird x World Architecture Festival 

    November 27, 2019 bowerbirdblog

    BowerBird is excited to be a Media Partner for the 2019 World Architecture Festival (WAF19). As part of our partnership, we will be attending the festival and interviewing shortlisted entrants, visitors, and other key delegates. Nic Granleese (co-founder), Celeste Bolte (BowerBird UK), and Eszter Riga (BowerBird Europe), will be on the ground in Amsterdam next…

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  • Meet the BowerBird Team

    December 11, 2018 bowerbirdblog

    Nic Granleese Nic used to be an architectural photographer (and an architect before that). BowerBird now consumes all his time. Believe it or not, Nic actually coded the whole BowerBird platform. He’s a bit of a renaissance man. You’ll find Nic either tethered to his computer churning out new features, or flying around the world…

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  • BowerBird has gone Unlimited!

    July 30, 2018 bowerbirdblog

    BowerBird has gone ‘unlimited’. What does that mean? Basically, we want more architects to upload more projects – in fact, we want you to add your entire portfolio. Our plans used to be categorised into three tiers: Studio: 5 BowerKits Medium Practice: 15 BowerKits Enterprise: Unlimited This never sat quite right with us. It felt…

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  • Why we believe in messaging…

    March 29, 2016 bowerbirdblog

    We made a conscious decision when redesigning the BowerBird app. We knew that communication between architects and journalists was the most important part. We didn’t want emails and clunky systems to get in the way of that communication – the app had to serve conversations. So we developed BowerBird Messages. Why not email? While we…

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  • Designing for the Little Guys

    March 22, 2016 bowerbirdblog

    When we started BowerBird, one thing became instantly clear to us; our focus was not on the big architecture and design firms, it was on small, passionate creatives. In a world of media where ‘who you know’ can seem more important than ‘what you do’, we wanted to help small-to-medium sized practices share their stories…

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  • The 5 Ws of Architecture – and every story ever told

    March 15, 2016 bowerbirdblog

    We’ve spoken to a lot of architects and other creatives who struggle with describing their projects. Our advice is always the same: don’t worry about being a great writer, just talk about your project and the ideas around it in simple terms. But that first sentence can be daunting. That’s where the 5 Ws come…

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  • The Storytellers: Luke Hallaways of ‘Australian Architecture’ on Instagram

    March 5, 2016 bowerbirdblog

    In one post each month, we will be focusing on a different journalist, editor or other storyteller, helping to highlight who they are, what they publish and the stories behind the stories. BowerBird has been active on Instagram for a few months now, and we’ve come to appreciate that it is, in fact, a community…

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