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

Our 4 Best Designed Airports in the World

The unique requirements of successful airports make design and construction challenging and also make them some of the world's most impressive buildings. But while airports are by necessity designed with efficiency as a top priority, they need not be bland, featureless locations devoid of architectural flair. Our 4 best designed airports in the world prove that design excellence and... 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

Birmingham’s Opportunities as Commonwealth Games Host

Just before Christmas, the city of Birmingham received its own much-anticipated present, in the form of confirmation that its Commonwealth Games bid was successful. It has now been confirmed that Birmingham will host the Commonwealth games in 2022, after the original winner of the bid, Durban, was stripped of its win in March 2017 after failing to meet a series of financial... more

Our 4 Best Designed Train Stations in Europe

Train stations are busy places where on any given day you can find people rushing to get to work at the start of a new day, or homeward bound at the end of one; people greeting one another hello, and people making their goodbyes. They’re so busy, in fact, that we rarely get the chance to notice just how stunningly beautiful some of these places are. Here, we take the opportunity to... 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

BIM Conference 2017 – Main presentations

Returning for a eighth successive year on Thursday 21 September, the BIM Conference 2017 offered clear, accurate and unbiased guidance on how openBIM is used on projects. Below are the main presentations from knowledgeable speakers in their field with the BIM Conference 2017 focusing on the practical support available, enabling businesses across the Construction Industry to move from... more

Grasshopper – ARCHICAD Live Connection Update

GRAPHISOFT® has released an update to its intelligent Grasshopper-ARCHICAD Live Connection.  This industry-first, bi-directional “live” connection allows Rhino/Grasshopper users to connect to a professional BIM software, ARCHICAD. Developed by GRAPHISOFT, Rhino-Grasshopper-ARCHICAD connections allow architects to leverage the strengths of the three design environments --... 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 by the Institute and would like to thank Noora... more

Implementation – Are you ready for BIM?

The implementation of BIM Level 2 on Government projects  means that all public building projects will only be given to firms that have embrace the process. We have written a five-part series to explain the change that BIM will bring and how to prepare your practice implementation for this. A quick overview of what these posts are about can be seen below: Part 1: What is... more