Skanska and JRA Moorgate Refurbishment

Working with client and lead refurbishment contractor Skanska UK, John Robertson Architects has been chosen to redevelop a City of London office building at 51 Moorgate. Refurbishment Design with Well-being in Mind Once refurbished, the building will provide 3,000 square feet of ground-level retail space, and a total of 40,000 square feet of office space, over eight levels. It’s... more

World Architecture Festival 2018: Who Took the Big Prizes?

The 11th annual World Architecture Festival took place in Amsterdam from November 28 to November 30, 2018. Among the winners, Studio Gang took home two overall wins, and WOHA scooped the coveted World Building of the Year Award. The World Architecture Festival is the largest event of its kind in the world, unique in that it’s the only event where all shortlisters in each category... more

Our 4 Most Breathtaking Skyscraper Buildings in the World

At Applecore Designs we love showcasing the world’s most spectacular buildings, whether it’s Europe’s best train stations or airports from around the World. Here, we focus on four of the world’s most stunning skyscrapers, taking you from New York City to Taipei City, from Moscow to St. Petersburg. One thing that binds all of these incredible designs together is, of course,... more

‘VR for Architecture’ added to the CIAT CPD Register

Our recent course CPD submission to the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) entitled ‘How Virtual Reality saves time and resources - VR for Architecture’ has been accepted and will be included on the CIAT CPD Register. Scott Berry Managing Director stated "We are very pleased to have our course content accepted again by the Institute and would like to thank... more

Applecore Designs Sponsor AT Awards 2019

The AT Awards 2019 are the premier accolades that demonstrate and recognise outstanding achievement — celebrating Architectural Technology at its best. Applecore Designs are extremely excited to be supporting the AT Awards 2019 being held in London on 13 September 2019 as Media Partner and Sponsor. VR for Architecture With more and more available and affordable VR applications on... more

Clyde Regeneration Project Gains Planning Consent

The Clyde waterfront project has been in the works for a long time, but as of November 2018 one of the most significant steps forward was made, when the project was approved by Scottish government ministers. The project will primarily benefit the communities of Renfrew and Yoker, located on either side of the Clyde river around five miles west of central Glasgow. Known formally as... more

Why not have a fixed term ARCHICAD licence?

Over the last few years, software licensing has shifted from perpetual device-based licensing to user-based subscription licensing. Scott Berry, Managing Director at Applecore Designs Limited, has gone one step further and introduced a bespoke fixed term software agreement for his clients. Scott explains,“Rather than approach the market from a seller’s perspective, we are looking... more

New ARCHICAD 22 COBie Guide

COBie is the Construction-Operations Building information exchange, used in the handover of facility management information. It is important because it provides a common structure and format for distributing information about new and existing buildings and infrastructure. The use of COBie is mandatory in the UK for all government projects, and is increasingly relevant in the US and... more

Maber’s Isaac Newton Building : How ARCHICAD Eased Tight Deadlines

The Isaac Newton Building is somewhat unusual in that it is purpose-built as a school of Engineering. At the time of its construction, it was the first such building in the UK for more than 20 years. Located on the Brayford campus of the University of Lincoln, construction was a collaboration between the University of Lincoln and Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery LTD (SITL). The... more

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