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

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

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

Creating Animated GIFs from ARCHICAD

Animated GIFs are an image encoded in graphics interchange format (GIF),which contains a number of images or frames in a single file and is described by its own graphic control extension. The frames are presented in a specific order in order to convey animation. An animated GIF can loop endlessly or stop after a few sequences. Animated GIFs provide a useful method for presenting or... more