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

The CIAT Awards 2018

Presented by Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) President Alex Naraian on 14 September 2018, the CIAT Awards celebrated the latest achievements and highest quality in Architectural Technology. Held in East London at Village Underground, the event, hosted by Matt Allwright, was attended by a cross section of the built environment sector and showcased... more

rg+p’s Pioneering Passivhaus Scheme

rg+p’s Heathcott Road development is the UK’s largest Passivhaus affordable housing schemes and one of its most ambitious. Completed in 2017, the development includes 68 eco-homes, along with an adjacent permaculture farm. Once a disused and overgrown vacant 13.2-acre plot, the development has provided some much-needed affordable housing that suits a wide range of needs and is... more

Alma-nac’s Paxton House wins Retrofit Award

One of the most challenging aspects of architectural design is that of re-purposing existing buildings using what’s already available. Retrofitting an existing building for a new and different purpose rather than developing an entirely new design and building on previously undeveloped land can be challenging. Alma-nac's Paxton House This is the approach alma-nac took in the... more

BIMcloud and BIMcloud Basic

BIMcloud enables real-time, secure teamwork for multiple designers to work on a model and documentation simultaneously, regardless of the project size and the location of the design studios. The new installation sees the two versions branded together – "BIMcloud" and "BIMcloud Basic", compared to "BIMcloud" and "BIM Server" for previous versions. BIMcloud Basic (previously BIM... more

Rich Text and Object updates

As of ARCHICAD 22, objects types that contain editable text (such as labels, zone stamps and drawing titles) now use the same rich text controls as the text and dimension tools. Applecore Designs has therefore updated its zone stamp and drawing title objects to use the new unified text settings, for ease of use and consistency. It also means you can use your text favourites with our... more

Clients love our Architect Coffee

At Applecore Designs we love our coffee so much so that we commissioned Limini, specialists in coffee sourcing, to develop our own personalised blend, which we have named Architect. Our Architect Coffee is a delicious mild blend with overtones of chocolate and nuts, made using beans sourced from Medellin in Colombia. Colombian coffee has long had a status as some of the world's... more

Community project shortlisted for CIAT Award

The AT Awards celebrate architectural technology at its finest, awarding premier accolades that recognise outstanding achievement in the industry. Entrants are assessed based on their innovative application of architectural technology, with a set trio of criteria: economical construction, environmental sustainability, and durable performance. The Alan King Award for Excellence in... more

Creating Animated GIFs from ARCHICAD

Animated GIFs are an image encoded in graphics interchange format (GIF),which contains a number of images or frames in a single file and is described by its own graphic control extension. The frames are presented in a specific order in order to convey animation. An animated GIF can loop endlessly or stop after a few sequences. Animated GIFs provide a useful method for presenting or... more