Supporting designers during COVID with free Archicad

As a GRAPHISOFT partner, Applecore Designs would like to share the many ways we have jointly been helping studios throughout COVID-19 and the transition period after Brexit. During lockdown, Zoom discarded the 40 minute time limit for free basic account holders, which in turn, helped schools continue teaching their students throughout , and also made it easier for friends and family... more

Archicad 24 and NBS Chorus ‘Small Works’

NBS Chorus is a cloud-based platform, that allows building industry professionals to create specifications. NBS Chorus for Small Works is a brand-new package created specifically for architects, engineers and designers who write specifications for smaller works and projects. Providing you have an internet connection and web browser, NBS Chorus will work on any capable device,... more

Predictive Design Technology – Stairs

Staircases have traditionally been a headache for architects. Complicated structures, tight spaces and stringent standards make designing stairs one of the most complicated tasks in architecture. Archicad’s predictive design stair tool simplifies the whole stair design process. Designers choose from multiple design options while Archicad ensures the stairs comply with local and... more

Interspace Project: Presentation

Fanis Anastasiadis is a qualified Architect based in London and has been using Archicad, Cinerender and Twinmotion as his design and presentation tools of choice. Fanis faced a challenging project he designed in Islington whilst working at Scenario Architecture, a studio focused on delivering high quality homes. The project had to take into account the small site squeezed between... more

Interspace Project: Design in Archicad

Fanis Anastasiadis is a qualified Architect based in London and has been using Archicad, Cinerender and Twinmotion as his design and presentation tools of choice. Fanis faced a challenging project he designed in Islington whilst working at Scenario Architecture, a studio focused on delivering high quality homes. The project had to take into account the small site squeezed between... more

Graphisoft announces Archicad 24

Graphisoft has announced details of Archicad 24, delivering design tool improvements, enhanced design workflows and significant productivity improvements to its core design processes. Available on both PC and Mac operating systems this latest version includes: Integrated Design with Structural Analytical Models, MEP tools, and model quality checking. Change tracking and model... more

Cloud Based Working

By now, almost everyone will have heard of and used the cloud. The cloud simply refers to servers that are accessed over the internet, rather than localised servers and computers in the workplace. By using cloud based systems, you can access your files, especially when working remotely. Cloud-based systems Google has an expansive list of apps which are cloud-based. Google Drive,... more

New Build favourites from RIBA Awards

RIBA have recently announced their shortlists for the RIBA Regional Awards, consisting of two hundred and twenty-six completed projects across the UK. We decided to create our own sub-categories and pick a select few that stood out to us, listing below our new build design project shortlist. OB Architecture - Greyfort House OB Architecture designed the four-story apartment on a... more

Renovation favourites from RIBA Awards

RIBA have recently announced their shortlists for the RIBA Regional Awards, consisting of two hundred and twenty-six completed projects across the UK. We decided to create our own sub-categories and pick a select few that stood out to us, listing below our renovation design project shortlist. Buckley Gray Yeoman - Dept W Buckley Gray Yeoman renovated a former department store in... more

Sustainable design favourites from RIBA Awards

RIBA have recently announced their shortlists for the RIBA Regional Awards, consisting of two hundred and twenty-six completed projects across the UK. We decided to create our own sub-categories and pick a select few that stood out to us, listing below our sustainable design project shortlist. alma-nac - House within a House alma-nac has transformed a two-story London property,... more