Architectural adaptation for Heritage listed sites is often regarded as one of the more challenging aspects of architectural design. The cultural significance of Heritage properties, coupled with complex planning legislation, requires extensive negotiations amongst community members, a high level of detail and numerous changes to the architectural design before Development Approval is reached. For the lead architect, the use of a 3D design platform that has superior visualisation capabilities, and can handle numerous design modifications quickly with accuracy is a critical piece in the DA process.
Fukushima Catering Center designed with ARCHICAD
After the tragic accident of Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster caused by the earthquake in March 2011, TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Power Company) focused their efforts on the reconstruction of Fukushima. The project is estimated to last for 30 to 40 years. In order to ensure the safety of this long-term project, the improvement of the working environment for the workers is important.
Making Room for People – querkraft architekten
Founded in 1998, querkraft is today one of the most renowned and successful architectural firms in Austria. The professionals at querkraft, known for thinking outside the box, have a convincing track record of unconventional, imaginative projects ranging from residential buildings to spectacular museums and industrial complexes.
Winning competitions with OPEN BIM “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together” is an African proverb that Emmanuel Coste likes to cite to describe his collaborative and proactive approach to architecture and project management. Convinced from the start by the advantages of “craft” tools like CAD, Emmanuel Coste directs an architecture firm which became the standard-bearer for design of complex projects…
The Bradford College – ARCHICAD 19’s Signature Building
ARCHICAD 19 Signature Building The Bradford College David Hockney Building’s design is centered around the College’s vision of creating a space that encourages and supports innovative forms of teaching and learning. Project background In 2008, the College embarked upon a comprehensive redevelopment strategy funded by the Learning and Skills Council. In 2009, the LSC withdrew the funds and the College was forced to reconsider their strategy with a majority self-funded…
How ARCHICAD Measures up for Builders
Australasian Homes Michael Jones, CAD Manager, Australasian Homes, knows all about the need for drafting software that is fast, accurate and straightforward. Starting work with this award winning volume home builder, in mid 2014, Michael knew that with some change to the company’s drafting methodologies he could greatly improve cost efficiency. “When I first started at Australasian homes there were multiple external drafting companies that we outsourced to and…
3D Technology: The new way forward for Landscape Architecture
Green designs and green spaces are something that is becoming more and more prominent in today’s urban areas. With many new developments both residential and commercial providing dedicated “green” spaces in their complexes; it is not surprising that the industry itself is evolving.
Design Company Take the Next Step in Innovation with ARCHICAD
Boutique design company, Stukel Stone is paving the way to new design heights with their innovative approach to design and architecture. As the combined brainchild of set designer, Tobhiyah Stone Feller, and architect Daniel Stukel Beasly, the company came together in 2014 and prides itself on its hybrid approach to design, combining the nuts and bolts of architecture with the creative flair of set design.
ARCHICAD & BIM Case Studies: NOEM — Green Building with BIM
For years, the owners of this house dreamed of a small shelter in the area of Serra Espadà (Castellón – Spain). One day they decided to build their dream house using a prefab wood modular system to make the process quick and clean, and to maximize energy efficiency and comfort. One of the owners, a technology lover, was passionate about the idea of building a passive house through a 100% digital process to ensure a flexible construction that could be transformed over time if necessary. Today, he is the owner of the house that he dreamed of, his “refuge.”