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Collaboration is Key for the Future of Architecture – Sydney Adventist Hospital

April 2, 2015 1:18 am

MBMO Architects, one of Sydney’s leading studios, attributes their success to their investment in the right technology and collaborating with their clients. MBMO’s collaborative philosophy and high design abilities combined with the technology of ArchiCAD have produced many successful projects over the past 40 years, but none more successfully than the recent $200 million redevelopment of the Sydney Adventist Hospital (San), Sydney’s largest and oldest private hospital. Read on…

ArchiCAD for the Sole Practitioner – Modeling, Marketing and Making Money

April 2, 2015 1:11 am

Sole Practitioner David Hansford started out in Architecture at Hayes Anderson Lynch (HAL) Architects in 2005. During this time, he worked his way up to an Associate Director working on a vast array of projects using ArchiCAD before leaving in 2014 to start his own practice, DAH Architecture. Dealing mostly in residential and renovation, David takes on all sorts of jobs with his smallest project being a staircase and his largest an 8-storey apartment block. Regardless of the project, he finds that 3D is the best way to not only model, but also to market his designs. Read on…

HDR – Rice Daubney Wins Five Global Healthcare Design Awards for Chris O’Brien Lifehouse Centre

March 8, 2015 10:53 pm

GRAPHISOFT is proud to announce that HDR | Rice Daubney, a GRAPHISOFT client based in Sydney, Australia, has won five prestigious global healthcare design awards for the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse Centre, the highest honor in all categories recognizing excellence in research and practice of global healthcare design. Designed using ArchiCAD, the vision for Chris O’Brien Lifehouse was to become Sydney’s premier Integrated Cancer Center, a center for excellence based on redefining the patient experience. Read on…

Open BIM in Action – 480 Hay St, Perth

February 25, 2015 12:30 am

480 Hay Street, Perth is a $500 million mixed-use redevelopment offering a luxurious 5 star Westin hotel, office, retail and dining space options for locals and visitors alike. The project, managed by BPi, is the first of its kind in Australia to adopt a true Open BIM approach. Watch the video…

BIM Project Sharing Becomes Easier with BIMx Update

February 24, 2015 11:58 pm

GRAPHISOFT has introduced a simplified and more flexible licensing scheme for its award-winning BIM presentation app, BIMx. By simplifying the license options available, users will better understand whether to choose the BIMx FREE version or the paid BIMx PRO version. Read on…

Preserving the past with modern technology — Science and Technology Museum in Poland

February 24, 2015 11:57 pm

The New Center of 1929 in Lodz, Poland is a renovated former heat and power station complex in Lodz. The building now serves as a regional center of culture and arts. This area of former factories will become a crucial part of the “New Lodz City Center.” The use of ArchiCAD software to build a 3D model of both the exteriors and interiors of the buildings greatly facilitated the creation of the design for the competition. This project is a fascinating example of how modern design software can save and revitalize significant buildings for use by future generations. Read on…

NUS School of Design and Environment sets up new Centre of Excellence in Building Information Modeling to improve productivity in Singapore’s construction sector

February 13, 2015 12:16 am

The National University of Singapore’s (NUS) School of Design and Environment has launched a new Centre of Excellence (COE) in the area of Building Information Modeling (BIM), to provide a boost to Singapore’s construction industry. The BIM COE aims to increase productivity by using BIM innovation and practice to transform the way people design, deliver and manage the built environment. GRAPHISOFT will build an add-in to enable the running of NUS’ proprietary software to facilitate construction projects on its ArchiCAD platform. Read on…

Stage design at the Hungarian State Opera

February 11, 2015 10:16 am

ArchiCAD is often used for purposes other than architecture, and our users continuously surprise us with their creativity. A common use, however, is stage and scene design for theaters, which is somewhat related to architecture — at least more related than tasks like warehouse logistics or crime scene reconstruction, just to mention a few other uses of ArchiCAD… Read on…