rg+p’s Pioneering Passivhaus Scheme

rg+p’s Heathcott Road development is the UK’s largest Passivhaus affordable housing schemes and one of its most ambitious. Completed in 2017, the development includes 68 eco-homes, along with an adjacent permaculture farm. Once a disused and overgrown vacant 13.2-acre plot, the development has provided some much-needed affordable housing that suits a wide range of needs and is... more

Alma-nac’s Paxton House wins Retrofit Award

One of the most challenging aspects of architectural design is that of re-purposing existing buildings using what’s already available. Retrofitting an existing building for a new and different purpose rather than developing an entirely new design and building on previously undeveloped land can be challenging. Alma-nac's Paxton House This is the approach alma-nac took in the... more

BIMcloud and BIMcloud Basic

BIMcloud enables real-time, secure teamwork for multiple designers to work on a model and documentation simultaneously, regardless of the project size and the location of the design studios. The new installation sees the two versions branded together – "BIMcloud" and "BIMcloud Basic", compared to "BIMcloud" and "BIM Server" for previous versions. BIMcloud Basic (previously BIM... more

Clients love our Architect Coffee

At Applecore Designs we love our coffee so much so that we commissioned Limini, specialists in coffee sourcing, to develop our own personalised blend, which we have named Architect. Our Architect Coffee is a delicious mild blend with overtones of chocolate and nuts, made using beans sourced from Medellin in Colombia. Colombian coffee has long had a status as some of the world's... more

Community project shortlisted for CIAT Award

The AT Awards celebrate architectural technology at its finest, awarding premier accolades that recognise outstanding achievement in the industry. Entrants are assessed based on their innovative application of architectural technology, with a set trio of criteria: economical construction, environmental sustainability, and durable performance. The Alan King Award for Excellence in... more

Creating Animated GIFs from ARCHICAD

Animated GIFs are an image encoded in graphics interchange format (GIF),which contains a number of images or frames in a single file and is described by its own graphic control extension. The frames are presented in a specific order in order to convey animation. An animated GIF can loop endlessly or stop after a few sequences. Animated GIFs provide a useful method for presenting or... more

Women in Architecture Awards 2018

In March 2018 the Women in Architecture awards were announced with The Architectural Review and The Architects' Journal naming Sandra Barclay Architect of the Year for 2018. Barclay has earned this prestigious award for her work on Peru’s Museo de Sitio de Paracas by Barclay & Crousse. Also of note this year, newcomer Gloria Cabral has been awarded the Moira Gemmill Prize for... more

Scenario House – BIM collaboration on a renovation project

Scenario Architecture has started their second decade specialising in the high end residential sector, focusing on creating homes that are beautiful, functional, and ideally suited to each client. During the past decade Scenario Architecture design studio was constantly adopting and optimising BIM processes, usually deployed on large projects by larger studios, to work smoothly and... more

High-Speed 2 (HS2) and BIM

The high-speed railway programme will shortly complete its first steps, a 73-mile Crossrail project that traverses London. The £15.9 billion project has been ongoing since 2009 and is now nearing full operation. BIM has been integral to the project and will continue to be of increasing importance as other HS projects get under way. BIM and High-Speed Railway Are a Perfect Team With... more

ARCHICAD Licence options include Subscription

GRAPHISOFT have announced a further extension to the licencing options available for ARCHICAD. In addition to perpetual, fixed term and rental, Applecore Designs are now offering a subscription option on both ARCHICAD Teamwork and ARCHICAD Solo. Which is best? The decision is entirely up to you. "Offering a number of purchasing options means new and existing clients have the... more