Create Design : Workflow overhaul makes an ambitious project a reality

Many architectural projects evolve as they move nearer to completion, but few undergo as many changes as the Ratcliff, East London site that Create Design was tasked with. Initially, the project involved the construction of a block of 33 apartments; subsequently a second and then a third building was added to the brief. For Create Design, adopting BIM and ARCHICAD was a decision that... more

Applecore Designs Advent Calendar 2018

Our Online Advent Calendar 2018 will be available from Saturday 1 December to start your countdown to Christmas. Advent Calendar 2018 Once again you will be able to open a virtual door each day up to 25 December. Every door of our advent calendar is packed with offers, free objects, tips, services and more. Make sure you visit every day to see what we have in store for you. So be... more

Abvent announce Artlantis 2019

Artlantis 2019 is now available replacing the previous Render and Studio versions producing images, panoramas, VR objects and animations one powerful application. What’s new in Artlantis 2019 Interface Designed with an clear and ergonomic interface, the new Artlantis 2019 is easy to learn and easy to use. Artlantis 2019 accurately evaluates light energy exchanges for... more

Penoyre Prasad’s University of Kent Templeman Library

The University of Kent’s Templeman Library has finally completed its amazing transformation. Headed by architectural firm Penoyre Prasad, the extensive two-phase expansion and refurbishment project has reimagined the library as a contemporary learning centre, while maintaining its importance as a central campus structure. A multi award-winning project, the library extension has... more

Construction Computing Awards 2018

The Construction Computing Awards (also known as The Hammers) showcase and reward the technology, tools, and solutions for the effective design, construction, maintenance, and modification of commercial buildings, residential and social housing, and civil engineering projects of all sizes. Results are determined by Construction Computing Magazine reader votes and decisions by a panel... more

Have you seen our Black Friday deals?

In the UK, Black Friday is fast becoming the biggest and best day in the shopping year to hunt for an offer or discount. Though its roots originate in the US, the pre-Christmas shopping frenzy made its way to the UK back in 2010. While the discounts are traditionally on for one day only, some shops such as Currys PC World, Argos and Amazon, extend their discounts during the whole... more

Work Experience Useful for Future Proofing Studios

A few weeks ago we welcomed a pupil from Prince Henry's High School on work experience. We were very excited to play host as we are firm believers that real life experience of a work place is such a useful tool for both employers and students alike. Not only does work experience give pupils a flavour of what a working environment can be like, but it gives employers a huge... more

Fife Architects Iron Mill Bay House

Low-energy builds are still challenging enough to make them an exciting prospect, especially when teamed with a creative design brief and an incredible coastal build site. Iron Mill Bay a family home, built in Charlestown near Dunfermline, Scotland, definitely fits the bill. The site, located on the Firth of Forth and near the remains of the Iron Mill Foundry on the Lyne Burn,... more

ARCHICAD helps studios punch above their weight

When it comes to taking on large design projects, the bigger studios often have an advantage. With fewer designers and resources, it can be tough for small studios to compete successfully for large scale projects, and difficult to attract big name clients. One way in which small studios can work to overcome this problem is to move up to model-based design. Award winning ARCHICAD, has... more

ARCHICAD 22 Road Test: How it Works

If you are thinking about implementing model based design in your studio, then our ARCHICAD 22 road test could be a great option. ARCHICAD offers a huge range of time-saving and cost-effective benefits, but the idea of having to learn a new tool can sometimes be off-putting. Now, there’s a much easier way: the ARCHICAD 22 Road Test, a training course that’s designed to help you... more