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

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

Penoyre Prasad’s University of Kent Templeman Library

The University of Kent’s Templeman Library has finally completed its amazing transformation. Headed by architectural firm Penoyre Prasad, the extensive two-phase expansion and refurbishment project has reimagined the library as a contemporary learning centre, while maintaining its importance as a central campus structure. A multi award-winning project, the library extension has... 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 originate 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 whole... more

ARCHICAD helps studios punch above their weight

When it comes to taking on large design projects, the bigger studios often have an advantage. With fewer designers and resources, it can be tough for small studios to compete successfully for large scale projects, and difficult to attract big name clients. One way in which small studios can work to overcome this problem is to move up to model-based design. Award winning ARCHICAD, has... more

Clients love our Architect Coffee

At Applecore Designs we love our coffee so much so that we commissioned Limini, specialists in coffee sourcing, to develop our own personalised blend, which we have named Architect. Our Architect Coffee is a delicious mild blend with overtones of chocolate and nuts, made using beans sourced from Medellin in Colombia. Colombian coffee has long had a status as some of the world's... more

Scenario House – BIM collaboration on a renovation project

Scenario Architecture has started their second decade specialising in the high end residential sector, focusing on creating homes that are beautiful, functional, and ideally suited to each client. During the past decade Scenario Architecture design studio was constantly adopting and optimising BIM processes, usually deployed on large projects by larger studios, to work smoothly and... more

Graphisoft announce ARCHICAD 22

Graphisoft have announced details of ARCHICAD 22, 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: a remastered Facade Design workflow providing a flexible design environment for designers to create external or... more

High-Speed 2 (HS2) and BIM

The high-speed railway programme will shortly complete its first steps, a 73-mile Crossrail project that traverses London. The £15.9 billion project has been ongoing since 2009 and is now nearing full operation. BIM has been integral to the project and will continue to be of increasing importance as other HS projects get under way. BIM and High-Speed Railway Are a Perfect Team With... 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