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

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

Scenario uses Archicad to its full potential

For a small studio like Scenario Architecture, it’s difficult to compete on the same level as their larger counterparts but using model-based technology to its full potential and engaging in the BIM process goes a long way towards closing the gap. Why should small studios adopt model based design and BIM? For SMEs, there are several good reasons to adopt BIM studios in designing and... more

Mikhail Riches win RIBA Stirling Prize

Applecore Designs would like to congratulate Archicad users Mikhail Riches for winning the prestigious RIBA Stirling Prize award for their project Goldsmith Street. For 50 years RIBA awards have been recognised industry wide as being a hallmark of excellence in architecture. The RIBA regional and national awards culminate to create a shortlist of projects that are then considered for... 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