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Material value and reuse? The end-user couldn’t care less. Or otherwise?

(As published earlier on the CircularCity website) For you as an end-user without any influence, a building holds little value, so you will not care much about what happens to it later on. This puts you in direct opposition to the investor, although he has hardly any problems with throwing materials away. Currently, as an end-user […]

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Home buying differently: Why buy the road when you only want to drive?

Imagine this! You are looking for a new car because your two children sitting in the backseat will soon be three. But before you can choose a car, you will have to build the road first. That sounds absurd, doesn’t it? And yet that is exactly how the traditional building world often works. BRIQS is committed […]

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Why a traditional building contract is so dangerous for you

What do you want from a contractor? That he builds exactly what you ask for, right? In the Netherlands you rarely get that, because you’re not the one in charge under a traditional Dutch building contract. Money is leading. Not your money, but the contractor’s money. And he can not really earn a living unless […]

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Open Building as a blueprint for affordable adaptable homes worldwide

Did you know that there exists a method called Open Building that allows affordability, happiness and health to link buildings in developing cities? You only need to look at yourself to know when you feel really happy in your living or working environment. That is when you have an influence over it, when that environment […]

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How to increase your influence and options with Open Buildings

Can I ask you something? Who do you think is the best sponsor when it comes to your new home or workplace? Is that the investor, developer, architect or contractor? No, that really is you! For years BRIQS has been arguing passionately for more influence for you in the development and construction process. Experience and research […]

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