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

World Architecture Festival 2018: Who Took the Big Prizes?

The 11th annual World Architecture Festival took place in Amsterdam from November 28 to November 30, 2018. Among the winners, Studio Gang took home two overall wins, and WOHA scooped the coveted World Building of the Year Award. The World Architecture Festival is the largest event of its kind in the world, unique in that it’s the only event where all shortlisters in each category... 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

New ARCHICAD 22 COBie Guide

COBie is the Construction-Operations Building information exchange, used in the handover of facility management information. It is important because it provides a common structure and format for distributing information about new and existing buildings and infrastructure. The use of COBie is mandatory in the UK for all government projects, and is increasingly relevant in the US and... more

Maber’s Isaac Newton Building : How ARCHICAD Eased Tight Deadlines

The Isaac Newton Building is somewhat unusual in that it is purpose-built as a school of Engineering. At the time of its construction, it was the first such building in the UK for more than 20 years. Located on the Brayford campus of the University of Lincoln, construction was a collaboration between the University of Lincoln and Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery LTD (SITL). The... 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

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