Our 4 Most Breathtaking Skyscraper Buildings in the World

At Applecore Designs we love showcasing the world’s most spectacular buildings, whether it’s Europe’s best train stations or airports from around the World. Here, we focus on four of the world’s most stunning skyscrapers, taking you from New York City to Taipei City, from Moscow to St. Petersburg. One thing that binds all of these incredible designs together is, of course,... more

‘VR for Architecture’ added to the CIAT CPD Register

Our recent course CPD submission to the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) entitled ‘How Virtual Reality saves time and resources - VR for Architecture’ has been accepted and will be included on the CIAT CPD Register. Scott Berry Managing Director stated "We are very pleased to have our course content accepted again by the Institute and would like to thank... more

Maber’s Isaac Newton Building : How ARCHICAD Eased Tight Deadlines

The Isaac Newton Building is somewhat unusual in that it is purpose-built as a school of Engineering. At the time of its construction, it was the first such building in the UK for more than 20 years. Located on the Brayford campus of the University of Lincoln, construction was a collaboration between the University of Lincoln and Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery LTD (SITL). The... more

Applecore Designs Advent Calendar 2018

Our Online Advent Calendar 2018 will be available from Saturday 1 December to start your countdown to Christmas. Advent Calendar 2018 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 offers, free objects, tips, services and more. Make sure you visit every day to see what we have in store for you. So be... more

Penoyre Prasad’s University of Kent Templeman Library

The University of Kent’s Templeman Library has finally completed its amazing transformation. Headed by architectural firm Penoyre Prasad, the extensive two-phase expansion and refurbishment project has reimagined the library as a contemporary learning centre, while maintaining its importance as a central campus structure. A multi award-winning project, the library extension has... more

ARCHICAD 22 Solo announced

Based on the award-winning model based design and BIM authoring software, ARCHICAD Teamwork, ARCHICAD Solo is aimed at individual practitioners and micro design studios. The latest version ARCHICAD 22 Solo scheduled to be released on 6 August 2018 provides powerful advantages over 2D CAD solutions – operating on a building focused, 3D model-based design... more

Moving to Model-based Design

How do you migrate from 2D draughting to model-based design? How should training be rolled out? And what are the common issues usually encountered? What we call ‘modern technology’ might seem fairly antiquated – possibly even laughable - in years to come. It will be interesting to see which of the current workflow and process stand the test of time and which become consigned to... more

Collaboration: Model Checking and Viewing

Collaboration has evolved significantly since the days of the floppy disc with a DWG file on it. Despite the fact that 3D models are larger, the cloud and mobile technology are bringing a new way of working. The DWG file, Autodesk’s proprietary file format, has become the chosen format in the AEC industry to send and receive 2D drawings, making it the common language across the... more

ARCHICAD 20 Review – ‘architect-tailored to the bone’

The aim of ARCHICAD 20 by GRAPHISOFT® is to enhance architects’ BIM experience and improve the way information can be viewed or shared among project members. The latest version of ARCHICAD® therefore helps architects work more efficiently and ultimately speeds up the design process. So what improvements make ARCHICAD 20 the perfect tool for the modern architect’s... more