maber – Education and Skills Funding Agency

Established in 1983, maber is an award-winning practice with offices in Nottingham, Derby, Leicester, London and Birmingham. Transforming three secondary schools for 21st century education Secondary education is a fundamental time of life, however those who also have to endure this time in a decaying and poorly insulated building, this can only add unnecessary pressure and stress for... more

Archicad 24 and Twinmotion Bundle for £1,196 + VAT

Twinmotion’s smart and tight integration with Archicad via the Direct Link plug-in measurably accelerates 3D design and visualisation workflows in architectural studios. With the live connection, both the Archicad and Twinmotion model are synchronised in real-time, enabling building designers to edit the model and make design decisions on-the-fly, while all changes made in the... more

Our Housing Design Awards shortlist favourites

With the Housing Design Awards recently announcing their shortlist for this years awards, we decided to take a look through and share our personal favourites. Launched in 1948, the Housing Design Awards are the only awards promoted by all five major professional institutions - RICS, RIBA, RTPI, Landscape Institute and CIAT. ID Partnership Northern - Gresham,... more

Constructive Thinking refurbish Hallmark Hotels

Constructive Thinking was contracted to refurbish several of Hallmark Hotels’ properties. Not content with standard refurb workflows, the practice devised an ingenious, time-saving process to speed up the project and dramatically cut revenue loss for Hallmark. Constructive Thinking use Archicad to speed up the refurbish process With Hallmark’s hotels spanning a vast range of... more

Brunel University – Penoyre & Prasad

Award-winning, London-based studio Penoyre & Prasad were asked to design a new Learning and Teaching Centre for Brunel University in London, to encourage peer-to-peer and team-oriented learning. Brunel University: Designing flexible learning spaces fit for the future The original Brunel University Lecture Centre, designed by Richard Sheppard and John Stillman, was completed in... more

HLM – University of Sheffield Social Sciences Building

HLM Architects won a competitive bid by offering a remarkable design in reply to a brief to create a world-class facility for the University of Sheffield's Faculty of Social Sciences. HLM design a world-class building for academic excellence Making up over a third of the total student population with 11,000 in the sector, The University of Sheffield holds the Faculty of Social... more

Lafferty Architects’ Zurich House

Approached by client Aviva Ireland in 2015, Lafferty Architects were presented with a brief to design a Grade A office building to the highest architectural and environmental standards. Lafferty delivers bright and flexible office space as part of redevelopment Zurich House was redeveloped as part of a masterplan to upgrade and improve the Blackrock Estate in a village location on the... more

ArchiWildish’s EV Charging Station

Approved at appeal, ArchiWildish's EV Charging Station near Bourton-on-the-Water is not only the largest in the country, but in Europe. Mark Wildish of ArchiWildish explained how Archicad made the design process easier, also giving him the ability to portray his design intent more effectively. The client wanted to pass on a sustainable and environmentally conscious business that... more

Our 3 most popular Rendering Solutions for Archicad

At Applecore Designs we love showcasing a wide variety of projects, especially when it involves using model based design and Archicad. Below, we focus on our top 3 rendering solution's, all of which communicate articulately with Archicad, ensuring a smooth workflow for building design professionals. Artlantis A pioneer in architectural visualisation and compatible with all the 3D... more

Abvent announce Artlantis 2021

Abvent group have recently announced the release of Artlantis 2021. A pioneer in architectural visualisation and compatible with all the 3D modelling software on the market, Artlantis is the easiest and fastest solution for creating photorealistic renderings and animations. What's new in Artlantis 2021 IFC Import Artlantis 2021 is now acquainted with openBIM, well known for its... more