Dreamstones Chalet in the French Alps

A cosy chalet tucked away in the French Alps was a design challenge that produced fantastic results for Dreamstones and for their client. Dreamstones Team Dreamstones is a design and build company that works with international clients looking to build or renovate in France. The team comprises surveyors, architects, engineers, project managers and offers clients complete design and... more

Hudson Architects ‘The Machrie’

Award-winning Hudson Architects, based in Norwich and London is delivering a new hotel on the Isle of Islay in Scotland. We spoke to John Nortcliffe, Head of Commercial about how the studio is approaching and overcoming some of the challenges of this complex project. Hudson Architects ‘The Machrie’ 'The Machrie’ is a 47-bedroom hotel and 18-hole championship links golf... more

Channel Partner of the Year 2017

Applecore Designs Limited are thrilled to be named a finalist at the forthcoming Construction Computing Awards, nominated as ‘Channel Partner of the Year 2017’ for the third successive year. The awards, affectionately known as 'The Hammers', are now in their twelfth year and showcase and reward the technology, tools, and solutions for the effective design, construction,... more

ARCHICAD 21 Solo now available

Based on the award-winning model based design and BIM authoring software, ARCHICAD Teamwork, ARCHICAD Solo is aimed at individual practitioners and micro design studios. The latest version ARCHICAD 21 Solo released on 1 August 2017 provides powerful advantages over 2D CAD solutions – operating on a building focused, 3D model-based design workflow. ARCHICAD’s Virtual... more

Grasshopper – ARCHICAD Live Connection Update

GRAPHISOFT® has released an update to its intelligent Grasshopper-ARCHICAD Live Connection.  This industry-first, bi-directional “live” connection allows Rhino/Grasshopper users to connect to a professional BIM software, ARCHICAD. Developed by GRAPHISOFT, Rhino-Grasshopper-ARCHICAD connections allow architects to leverage the strengths of the three design environments --... more

ARCHICAD overcomes unique ‘Planning Challenge’ for ArchiWildish

ArchiWildish Ltd used ARCHICAD to overcome a unique planning challenge for a disabled client in Warwickshire. Mark Wildish MCIAT is a Chartered Architectural Technologist and founder Director at ArchiWildish Ltd. Mark informed Applecore Designs how his client, a wheelchair-bound paraplegic, could not access the rooms upstairs in the barn conversion he lived in with his wife and their... more

Lunch and Learn Webinar Series 1 – View recordings

Our series of Lunch and Learn webinar recordings have demonstrated model based design and the coordination of BIM data. Lunch and Learn - Mobile Communication with BIMx BIMx (Building Explorer) for iOS and Android is an innovative, interactive, communication tool for building design professionals setting new standards for design communication and presentation in the AEC... more

BIMx and BIMx PRO supports Google Cardboard

Google Cardboard is a virtual reality (VR) platform developed by Google for use with a head mounted smartphone running iOS (version 2016.3.530) or Android (version 2016.3.561). The fold-out cardboard viewer is intended as a low-cost system to encourage interest and development in VR applications such as the award winning BIMx app. The viewer is used by placing a smartphone into the... more

BIMx now offers full BIM data access

GRAPHISOFT® has introduced significant updates to its multi award-winning BIM presentation and communication app, BIMx (Building Explorer)  for integrated 2D and 3D building project navigation. From the designer’s desk to onsite coordination, take your project with you wherever you go! Even the most complex and extensive models published from ARCHICAD can be presented on... more

Implementing ARCHICAD – BPN Architects interview

Award winning BPN Architects is ahead of the curve and have seen opportunities in delivering BIM to their clients. Phill Shepherd discusses implementing ARCHICAD across their studio. BPN Architects was founded in 1996 by Mark Bryant, Larry Priest and Richard Newman, with a collaborative approach to designing buildings and spaces, working alongside clients, end-users, artists,... more