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

Dreamstones Chalet in the French Alps

A cosy chalet tucked away in the French Alps was a design challenge that produced fantastic results for Dreamstones and for their client. Dreamstones Team Dreamstones is a design and build company that works with international clients looking to build or renovate in France. The team comprises surveyors, architects, engineers, project managers and offers clients complete design and... more

ARCHICAD – Solibri Model Checker link

The free ARCHICAD - Solibri Model Checker (SMC) link adds a quick and convenient bi-directional connection between both systems. The link allows exchange of both the authoring and validation models with partial updates in a real-time design scenario. In addition to the highly reliable "offline" IFC model exchange, this "live" link enables real-time information exchange. Simply... more

We love you – ARCHICAD cashback offer

Since Valentine’s Day is coming up and because we love you, we’re offering up to £400.00 cashback on a perpetual licence of the award winning ARCHICAD 21. Now that the hustle and bustle of the holidays season is just a sweet memory and 2018 is well underway it’s the perfect time to think about changing your design software. Whether you are sole practitioner using a 2D... more

WM Design’s Transition from 2D FlatCAD to Model Based Design

WM Design & Architecture made the transition from 2D FlatCAD to Model Based Design a number of years ago and the studio has never looked back. Formed in 1993 by Nigel Marland and Adrian Williamson, WM Design & Architecture is an Anglesey based CIAT (Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists) studio. Prior to forming the studio, both worked for over a decade in the... more

Hudson Architects ‘The Machrie’

Award-winning Hudson Architects, based in Norwich and London is delivering a new hotel on the Isle of Islay in Scotland. We spoke to John Nortcliffe, Head of Commercial about how the studio is approaching and overcoming some of the challenges of this complex project. Hudson Architects ‘The Machrie’ 'The Machrie’ is a 47-bedroom hotel and 18-hole championship links golf... more

Applecore Designs Advent Calendar 2017

Our 2017 Online Advent Calendar is now live to start your countdown to Christmas. 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 free objects, tips, services and more. Make sure you visit every day to see what we have in store for you. Advent Calendar Cinema Tickets Christmas 2017 is the season of... more

Murray’s New Waverley Links Old and New Edinburgh

Edinburgh’s Old Town district is undergoing a radical transformation. Spearheaded by Allan Murray Architects in collaboration with Artisan Real Estate, the former Caltongate area is now New Waverley, a mixed-use urban community designed as a pedestrian-friendly district that will breathe new and vibrant life into this historic city district. About New Waverley New Waverley is a... more

Have you seen our Black Friday deals?

In the UK, Black Friday is fast becoming the biggest and best day in the shopping year to hunt for an offer or discount. Though its roots lie in the US, the pre-Christmas shopping frenzy made its way to the UK back in 2010. While the discounts are traditionally on for one day only, some shops such as Currys PC World, Argos and Amazon, extend their discounts during the week in a... more

Kettle’s Lakhta Centre is now Europe’s tallest building

It’s official: Kettle Collective’s Lakhta Centre is now Europe’s tallest building, even before construction is complete. Designed by award-winning British architect Tony Kettle, the Lakhta Centre, located in St Petersburg, Russia, will be a multi-use building with office space as well as leisure facilities and a public observation deck. About the Lakhta Centre At the beginning... more