Our 4 Best Designed Train Stations in Europe

Train stations are busy places where on any given day you can find people rushing to get to work at the start of a new day, or homeward bound at the end of one; people greeting one another hello, and people making their goodbyes. They’re so busy, in fact, that we rarely get the chance to notice just how stunningly beautiful some of these places are. Here, we take the opportunity to... more

Hudson Architects ‘The Machrie’

Award-winning Hudson Architects, based in Norwich and London is delivering a new hotel on the Isle of Islay in Scotland. We spoke to John Nortcliffe, Head of Commercial about how the studio is approaching and overcoming some of the challenges of this complex project. Hudson Architects ‘The Machrie’ 'The Machrie’ is a 47-bedroom hotel and 18-hole championship links golf... more

Applecore Designs Advent Calendar 2017

Our 2017 Online Advent Calendar is now live to start your countdown to Christmas. 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 free objects, tips, services and more. Make sure you visit every day to see what we have in store for you. Advent Calendar Cinema Tickets Christmas 2017 is the season of... more

Murray’s New Waverley Links Old and New Edinburgh

Edinburgh’s Old Town district is undergoing a radical transformation. Spearheaded by Allan Murray Architects in collaboration with Artisan Real Estate, the former Caltongate area is now New Waverley, a mixed-use urban community designed as a pedestrian-friendly district that will breathe new and vibrant life into this historic city district. About New Waverley New Waverley is a... 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 lie 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 week in a... more

BIM Conference 2017 – Main feedback positives

Further to the previous summaries of the BIM Conference 2017 held on 21 September we would like to now share with you the review of the delegate feedback we received. As a reminder the event at Coombe Abbey in Warwickshire was attended by around 60 delegates with the aim of delivering unbiased guidance on BIM and how it can be used. Our focus was to provide a platform to gain and... more

Kettle’s Lakhta Centre is now Europe’s tallest building

It’s official: Kettle Collective’s Lakhta Centre is now Europe’s tallest building, even before construction is complete. Designed by award-winning British architect Tony Kettle, the Lakhta Centre, located in St Petersburg, Russia, will be a multi-use building with office space as well as leisure facilities and a public observation deck. About the Lakhta Centre At the beginning... more

Drones in Architecture and Construction

Unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, are flying vehicles that are typically operated via remote control. Thanks to the ability to equip these small but sturdy vehicles with a wide range of equipment, drones have become of interest not just to hobbyists, but to professionals within many industries, including design and construction. How are Drones Used in Architecture and... more

BIM Conference 2017 – Main presentations

Returning for a eighth successive year on Thursday 21 September, the BIM Conference 2017 offered clear, accurate and unbiased guidance on how openBIM is used on projects. Below are the main presentations from knowledgeable speakers in their field with the BIM Conference 2017 focusing on the practical support available, enabling businesses across the Construction Industry to move from... more

Common Data Environment (CDE)

The use of building information modelling (BIM) software and tools is growing rapidly, especially as a result of the Digital-Built Britain initiative that aims to update and improve the way we plan, build, maintain, and use the country’s infrastructure. To properly take advantage of the many benefits that BIM provides, it must be possible to freely exchange, manipulate, and use the... more