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

25th Birthday BIM Project Award

Our 25th Birthday Awards recognise leading architectural studios, design collaborations and project sharing best practice; inspiring others to adopt model based design and better ways of working that deliver outstanding results. The following projects have been shortlisted for the Applecore Designs BIM Project Award with the winner being announced on 19 March 2020. BGS - Alan... more

Maber Wilsthorpe School – BIM Level 2 project delivered in six weeks

An exciting education project in Derbyshire was completed in super quick time using BIM Level 2 which was assigned for the £12m secondary school new build. Using BIM and ARCHICAD meant that the design was delivered by the appointed architect and lead designer Maber in just 6 weeks. The project itself was Wilsthorpe School situated in Long Eaton – the build formed part of the... more

New Applecore Template for ARCHICAD 23

Following the release of ARCHICAD 23, Applecore Designs has updated its template file. A template is a read-only file that acts as a starting point for your project. It contains all project preference settings, attributes, default tool settings, and any placed elements such as section and elevation lines. ARCHICAD is shipped with a template file, located in the Defaults folder,... more

ARCHICAD Teamwork Exclusive Features

As the name suggests, ARCHICAD Teamwork helps a design team collaborate, allowing the team to work together to produce a Virtual Building model and associated drawings and documentation. However, there are also a number of other features and benefits that it offers over the Solo version. ARCHICAD Teamwork exclusive features are as follows:- BIMcloud and Teamwork Graphisoft BIMcloud... more

Winner Revealed Grand Designs House Of the Year 2019

Grand Designs House of the Year is awarded to the best example of a one-off house designed by an architect in the UK. The final episode was shown  yesterday the Shortlist was announced along with  -House Lessans, designed by McGonigle McGrath, being  named RIBA House of the Year House Lessans, designed by McGonigle McGrath, being named RIBA House of the Year Applecore... more

BIMx helps BRP win Apra House Award

Celebrations were held recently for BRP Architects as they won  Small Project of the Year for Apra House. The project heavily used modern technologies and featured the use of BIM product of the year ARCHICAD combined with the award winning Mobile/Field App BIMx. BRP Architects Project - Apra House The Market Harborough project came about when Dr and Mrs Platts commissioned BRP... more

HollandGreen Architecture, Interiors & Gardens wins prestigious Architectural Award

The team at HollandGreen are celebrating after winning a BUILD Architecture Award for ‘Most Innovative High-End Residential Architecture Practice (England)’ recently. The award gives the studio national recognition and acknowledgement for their innovative working practices that is a crucial component of the business. The BUILD awards were launched in 2015, and their aim is to... more

John Robertson Architects (JRA) – Case Study

A 10-year long project by John Robertson Architects has resulted in an impressive and modern office space which not only boasts one of the capitals biggest roof gardens but also achieved a BREAAM Excellent rating. 33 Central not only fulfils a practical purpose but also showcases sustainable design and construction. The building was originally constructed in the 1980s and the... more