London Office Launch – Kings Cross

Nearly fifty architects and design professionals from across London convened at our Kings Cross venue on 8 March 2018 to celebrate our London office launch event. On arrival new and existing Applecore Designs clients helped themselves to drinks, nibbles and canapes then networked to build relationships and gain visibility. On the Ground Floor of the architecturally interesting York... more

We love you – ARCHICAD cashback offer

Since Valentine’s Day is coming up and because we love you, we’re offering up to £400.00 cashback on a perpetual licence of the award winning ARCHICAD 21. Now that the hustle and bustle of the holidays season is just a sweet memory and 2018 is well underway it’s the perfect time to think about changing your design software. Whether you are sole practitioner using a 2D... more

WM Design’s Transition from 2D FlatCAD to Model Based Design

WM Design & Architecture made the transition from 2D FlatCAD to Model Based Design a number of years ago and the studio has never looked back. Formed in 1993 by Nigel Marland and Adrian Williamson, WM Design & Architecture is an Anglesey based CIAT (Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists) studio. Prior to forming the studio, both worked for over a decade in the... more

Our 4 Best Designed Train Stations in Europe

Train stations are busy places where on any given day you can find people rushing to get to work at the start of a new day, or homeward bound at the end of one; people greeting one another hello, and people making their goodbyes. They’re so busy, in fact, that we rarely get the chance to notice just how stunningly beautiful some of these places are. Here, we take the opportunity to... 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

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 lie 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 week in a... more

ARCHICAD 21 Training & Consultancy

ARCHICAD 21 introduces new stair and railing tools, updated ‘world class’ rendering, collision detection, enhancements to OPEN BIM workflows, and a number of productivity updates. Hands-on training courses are the best way to get started with the latest features/functions and assist with migrating projects, and we are offering ARCHICAD 21 training courses to help you get to grips... more

Nearly two million views for our YouTube channel

The Applecore Designs YouTube channel is approaching two million views and nearly 4,000 subscribers. Our channel is a useful resource for individuals, partnerships and multi-user design studios using model based software.  Available content includes video clips, webinar recordings, short original videos and educational videos. Tips, tricks and best practice workflow examples for... more

ARCHICAD 20 – Putting the ‘I’ in BIM

A renewed approach to importing, handling and displaying the different forms of data related to any architectural model, means that with ARCHICAD 20, architects have more creative freedom. According to Graphisoft, simplifying data management in ARCHICAD 20 design software has “put the ‘I’ in BIM”. So, let’s take a look at some of the ways ARCHICAD 20 addresses data... more

Trade In – Trade Up Offer

Trade in your design software and save! Applecore Designs is pleased to announce a brand new “Trade In - Trade Up”. This offer is available for both new and existing ARCHICAD users who have licences of non GRAPHISOFT design software and has been extended until the end of November. Virtually any software specifically developed for CAD or BIM qualifies for a trade in for... more