Introducing our referral program

There is no greater endorsement of excellence in products and services than a recommendation. At Applecore Designs we pride ourselves on delivering a valued, trusted service, and we are always thrilled when our customers speak highly of us to their peers and colleagues. ‘Recent independent research has proven that out of the new studios that became our client during 2019, 100%... more

Blackhawk move from Revit to ARCHICAD

Blackhawk Design and Build made the easy switch from Revit to ARCHICAD and have not looked back. We talked to the Company Director and Chartered Architectural Technologist, Scott Walker to find out why they made the switch to ARCHICAD and how the software has helped his studios design processes and productivity. Blackhawk Design and Build are a family run architectural design and... more

Architects join the fight against COVID-19

COVID-19 around the world has had a dramatic impact on all of our lives and it has had significant ramifications for the construction industry too. One of the most inspiring effects has been the way that so many people are now using their professional skills for completely new purposes. Many architectural studios are among those who are working hard to stop the spread of the virus that... more

Our updated COVID-19 statement – remote working

As coronavirus impacts people not only in the UK but worldwide, our hearts go out to all those who have been affected, directly or indirectly. We would also like to thank the healthcare workers and  local communities around the world who are on the front line working to contain COVID-19. The coronavirus pandemic has changed how we live in an incredibly short amount of time. As... more

Applecore Designs 25th Birthday Award Winners

The votes are in and the judges have awarding out of all the individual category winners, the submission they felt best represented excellence and best practice during the past two decades. The big moment is finally here. We are thrilled to reveal the winners of the Applecore Designs 25th Birthday Awards. 25th Birthday Award, Sustainable Project Winner -  Mikhail Riches Goldsmith... more

Waugh Thistleton use ARCHICAD for Ground Breaking Modular Housing Scheme

Established in 1997 Waugh Thistleton Architects is a London based architectural studio producing thoughtful and sustainable projects. The studio is a world leader in engineered timber and pioneer in the field of tall timber buildings. Architect Waugh Thistleton was chosen by Swan Housing Association to deliver a 100% affordable housing scheme. Waugh Thistleton and Watts Grove This... more

Maber Wilsthorpe School – BIM Level 2 project delivered in six weeks

An exciting education project in Derbyshire was completed in super quick time using BIM Level 2 which was assigned for the £12m secondary school new build. Using BIM and ARCHICAD meant that the design was delivered by the appointed architect and lead designer Maber in just 6 weeks. The project itself was Wilsthorpe School situated in Long Eaton – the build formed part of the... more

New Applecore Template for ARCHICAD 23

Following the release of ARCHICAD 23, Applecore Designs has updated its template file. A template is a read-only file that acts as a starting point for your project. It contains all project preference settings, attributes, default tool settings, and any placed elements such as section and elevation lines. ARCHICAD is shipped with a template file, located in the Defaults folder,... more

Graphisoft ARCHICAD 23 and NBS Chorus

NBS and GRAPHISOFT have created an improved workflow between ARCHICAD models and NBS specifications. A new add-on has been released enabling a link between ARCHICAD 23 and NBS Chorus on PC and Mac. NBS Chorus is a cloud-based specification platform, allowing architects and building industry professionals to create specifications. This direct link with ARCHICAD enables users to create... more

Applecore Designs Advent Calendar 2019

It's not long now until Christmas, and the time has almost come to begin truly immersing yourself into the festive spirit by delving into your Advent calendar. Technically, Advent doesn't actually always begin on 1 December – however, this year it does. For many, it is a daily treat of chocolate. For us, it is offers, free objects, tips  and more to thank our clients for their... more