Wednesday , 22 November 2017

Essential Tool Kit

Architecture Presentation Board Tips

Click on the button below to download this post as a printable pdf! Click Here to Download A great design can be mediocre if it is not presented well. In order to win over a client, planning officer or committee it is vital the scheme is clearly conveyed and easy to understand. In a way its like a sales pitch, …

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Gift Ideas for Architects Christmas 2017

The festive season is here – and its time to be thinking about what gift you are going to get that special architect in your life! Below is just a small selection of ideas to get you started! Books How to Architect The basics of the profession and practice of architecture, presented in illustrated A-Z form.The word “architect” is a …

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How to prepare for your architecture crit

[post updated] Crit day can be a daunting event, especially if you are in your first year and haven’t been through it before. Whether you have had a little experience of pinning up your work in front of your fellow students, tutors and anyone else who happens to be around or not, hopefully this post will give you a few tips on how …

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Introduction to Beam and Block Floors

Suspended concrete floor construction is increasingly the most common flooring system specified in residential construction. When selecting a floor construction there are a number of functional requirements that need to be considered. These include: Durability Strength and stability Resistance to ground moisture Fire safety Resistance to passage of heat Resistance to passage of sound In the UK the Building Regulations …

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Top Photoshop Shapes for Architecture Students

Photoshop does so much more than airbrush a photograph as I’m sure you know. There are a couple of really useful basic things you need to know about photoshop and that is the use of shapes, brushes and patterns or textures. You can read about using brushes in photoshop here, and you can read about using textures in photoshop here …

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Architecture Site Analysis Guide

Architecture Site Analysis FI

This is our updated, revised site analysis guide for architecture. You can download this as a handy pdf by clicking the link below. Click Here to Download Prior to starting any design, your client will want to know whether construction on the site is viable. Carrying out an extensive site analysis will assess wether development is financially feasible, and establish …

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First In Architecture is 5 years old!

5 years ago I was sat in an office, dreaming. I had this crazy idea that I wanted to start a blog, one that could help architecture students get the best out of their studies. I secretly dared to dream that I could turn it into a full time endeavour (but I didn’t tell anyone that at the time).   …

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