Studio Drake returns to Archicad

Set up in October 2020, Studio Drake is going from strength to strength and has taken on a number of projects, from small extensions to a development of seven dwellings. The studio’s philosophy is to try to push people to think differently, and primarily designs residential buildings and extensions with a sustainable focus. Why Archicad? Steve Drake of Studio Drake explains how an... more

THAA Architects make the switch to Archicad

Established in 2018 and based in Northumberland, THAA Architects specialises in bespoke residential properties, historic property conversions and one-off commercial projects. Why Archicad? David Thompson, Director at THAA Architects, explained that the studio wanted to explore BIM and see what software was available. The studio understood that they would need to embrace BIM from a... more

Graphisoft releases Archicad 25

Graphisoft has released Archicad 25, delivering design tool improvements, enhanced design workflows and significant productivity improvements to its core design processes. Available on both PC and Mac operating systems this latest version includes: Collaboration improvements, including a new native Survey Point tool, improved interoperability with Revit and Solibri, and... more

HLM – Delivering Healthcare in BIM

HLM Architects Glasgow studio approached the task of designing a landmark scheme for the Royal Hospital of Sick Children and Department of Clinical Neurosciences, which offers 1,800 rooms across 50,000 square metres. The £150M Royal Hospital for Sick Children and Department of Clinical Neurosciences is set to bring the distinct services of the Children and Young People's... more

Lime Architecture doubles productivity with Archicad

Andrew Evans, founder and director at Lime Architecture, states from experience that an upfront, detailed BIM model saves time, stress and money in the long term and the duration of a project. There was a time where Andrew counted himself firmly within the BIM sceptic camp. With a project history of mainly small to medium scale residential renovations, BIM seemed more hassle than it... more

Lafferty Architects’ Zurich House

Approached by client Aviva Ireland in 2015, Lafferty Architects were presented with a brief to design a Grade A office building to the highest architectural and environmental standards. Lafferty delivers bright and flexible office space as part of redevelopment Zurich House was redeveloped as part of a masterplan to upgrade and improve the Blackrock Estate in a village location on the... 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

Interspace Project: Presentation

Fanis Anastasiadis is a qualified Architect based in London and has been using Archicad, Cinerender and Twinmotion as his design and presentation tools of choice. Fanis faced a challenging project he designed in Islington whilst working at Scenario Architecture, a studio focused on delivering high quality homes. The project had to take into account the small site squeezed between... more

Graphisoft announces Archicad 24

Graphisoft has announced details of Archicad 24, delivering design tool improvements, enhanced design workflows and significant productivity improvements to its core design processes. Available on both PC and Mac operating systems this latest version includes: Integrated Design with Structural Analytical Models, MEP tools, and model quality checking. Change tracking and model... more

Cloud Based Working

By now, almost everyone will have heard of and used the cloud. The cloud simply refers to servers that are accessed over the internet, rather than localised servers and computers in the workplace. By using cloud based systems, you can access your files, especially when working remotely. Cloud-based systems Google has an expansive list of apps which are cloud-based. Google Drive,... more