Whether you are an aspiring architect looking for new ways to engage with architecture, or an office with a team of architects with several architectural projects sitting on your office shelves, or pc folders, you will find this post informative.
In this post, we discuss the possibility of architects to sell their old architectural projects online. This can all be achieved through the Stoor marketplace, an innovative solution that offers the chance to make a passive income through architectural assets or projects. I initially met with the CEO of Stoor, Aitor Arteta some months ago, where I had the chance to learn about the Stoor marketplace and the value it offers to architects to re-use their projects and make an additional income.
The difference between Stoor to other known marketplaces is that in Stoor, you don’t sell a simple 3D model, but the project as a whole, with the architectural blueprints, the 3D models, pdf documentation, sections, elevations, renderings, and jpg files. This translates to the fact that other architects in different parts of the world can buy and re-use your project, after adjusting it to their local conditions. This whole effort seems like recycling old projects, and why not, since old projects are usually forgotten in dusted folders in our office cabinets and C drives.
After receiving some additional information from Stoor, I found out that the Stoor team has made an extensive study and training on intellectual property rights related to re-selling architectural projects. To understand how this works and why is absolutely legal to sell your products, please navigate to the end of the page, where you will find some links on intellectual and economic rights in relation to architectural projects. If you have additional questions about this subject, you can always contact the Stoor team.
The Stoor marketplace offers a unique opportunity for architects to make an additional profit on their work and also for other architects to have access to high-quality work of other architects' architectural projects. Stoor is a cloud-based marketplace designed for small and medium-sized architecture firms, where they can buy and sell high-quality architectural BIM projects from the greatest designers from all over the world.
Stoor have a number of categories of projects, such as commercial, health, industrial, retail and services projects. The marketplace is already used by numerous architects to sell their premium work at amazing prices. You can find an example of a single family house sold in Stoor marketplace in this page: https://stoor.pro/product/malibu-single-family-housing-in-concrete-and-glass/
Some available links and resources on intellectual property provided by Stoor:
WIPO Intellectual Property Handbook / Blurring the Legal Concept of Intellectual Property / Understanding the scope of architectural copyright protection / Architectural plans and buildings / House Plans Copyright Notice
Author: Panagiotidou Nicoleta
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