Hall + Bednarczyk Architects Win Multiple Awards

Celebrating outstanding work for over 180 years the RIBA have recently announced that ARCHICAD users Hall + Bednarczyk Architects have won the Welsh Architecture Award 2019 and the Royal Society of Architects in Wales (RSAW) Project Architect of the Year Award 2019. The awards and prizes are regarded internationally as a mark of excellence, recognising the best architecture,... more

Moving to Model-based Design

How do you migrate from a 2D drawing system to model-based design? How should training be rolled out? And what are the common issues usually encountered? Design studios, contractors, national governments and clients are implementing collaborative processes that effectively and efficiently collate and manage data. While some small to medium companies are at the forefront of this move,... more

GRAPHISOFT announces ARCHICAD 23

GRAPHISOFT, the leading Building Information Modeling (BIM) software solution provider for architects and designers, has announced ARCHICAD 23, the latest version of its award-winning BIM software solution. ARCHICAD 23 vastly improves perceived performance of essential processes. ARCHICAD 23 sets new benchmarks in BIM software responsiveness and improves interoperability with... more

Lafferty’s Prestigious Scotch House

Scotch House is located in Central Dublin, on the Liffey Quays. This formerly under-used part of the city was opened up considerably with the construction of the Rosie Hackett Bridge, turning it into an area of renewed prominence. This newly-renovated building is the first construction project to be completed in this part of Dublin for a considerable period of time. With the... more

Sibson Building wins top RIBA award

The University of Kent’s newest addition the Sibson Building is a distinctive W-shaped building that brings together two of the institution’s fastest-growing departments. The new building is enhanced by its surrounding ancient woodlands, and with the help of ARCHICAD, the impact of the construction on the woods was minimised. New landscaping around the site was designed to... more

How VR Enhances Architectural Design and Presentation

Virtual reality (VR) is being used in many industries, from entertainment to advertising, and adding some incredible functionality in architecture, too. With the development of new software and tools, VR is helping architects visualise their designs in new and exciting ways. How does VR Work With Architectural Design? Like BIM did before it, VR has the potential to make big changes in... more

Skanska and JRA Moorgate Refurbishment

Working with client and lead refurbishment contractor Skanska UK, John Robertson Architects has been chosen to redevelop a City of London office building at 51 Moorgate. Refurbishment Design with Well-being in Mind Once refurbished, the building will provide 3,000 square feet of ground-level retail space, and a total of 40,000 square feet of office space, over eight levels. It’s... more

Our 4 Most Breathtaking Skyscraper Buildings in the World

At Applecore Designs we love showcasing the world’s most spectacular buildings, whether it’s Europe’s best train stations or airports from around the World. Here, we focus on four of the world’s most stunning skyscrapers, taking you from New York City to Taipei City, from Moscow to St. Petersburg. One thing that binds all of these incredible designs together is, of course,... more

Clyde Regeneration Project Gains Planning Consent

The Clyde waterfront project has been in the works for a long time, but as of November 2018 one of the most significant steps forward was made, when the project was approved by Scottish government ministers. The project will primarily benefit the communities of Renfrew and Yoker, located on either side of the Clyde river around five miles west of central Glasgow. Known formally as... more

Why not have a fixed term ARCHICAD licence?

Over the last few years, software licensing has shifted from perpetual device-based licensing to user-based subscription licensing. Scott Berry, Managing Director at Applecore Designs Limited, has gone one step further and introduced a bespoke fixed term software agreement for his clients. Scott explains,“Rather than approach the market from a seller’s perspective, we are looking... more