Create Design : Workflow overhaul makes an ambitious project a reality

Many architectural projects evolve as they move nearer to completion, but few undergo as many changes as the Ratcliff, East London site that Create Design was tasked with. Initially, the project involved the construction of a block of 33 apartments; subsequently a second and then a third building was added to the brief. For Create Design, adopting BIM and ARCHICAD was a decision that... more

Abvent announce Artlantis 2019

Artlantis 2019 is now available replacing the previous Render and Studio versions producing images, panoramas, VR objects and animations one powerful application. What’s new in Artlantis 2019 Interface Designed with an clear and ergonomic interface, the new Artlantis 2019 is easy to learn and easy to use. Artlantis 2019 accurately evaluates light energy exchanges for... more

The CIAT Awards 2018

Presented by Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) President Alex Naraian on 14 September 2018, the CIAT Awards celebrated the latest achievements and highest quality in Architectural Technology. Held in East London at Village Underground, the event, hosted by Matt Allwright, was attended by a cross section of the built environment sector and showcased... more

Centre Pompidou modelled in ARCHICAD 22

Designed and built in the 1970s, the Centre George Pompidou in Paris is internationally renowned for its modern art collections and for the high modernity of its exterior design. The Centre Pompidou is home to France's National Museum of Modern Art, along with an extensive library and a music and acoustic research centre. Most notably, the centre has earned an international reputation... 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

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