Sunday , 28 May 2017

Essential Tool Kit

Best 2D and 3D CAD drafting software

Looking for the best 2d cad software? Not sure which 3D cad is for you? Need some free cad drafting software? Look no further! I have had quite a few enquiries about cad software, drafting programs and the like. It has led me to do further research into all the different cad softwares that are available and what the benefits …

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[Arch Viz Competition] And the winner is….

Tony Textures Competition

Thank you to everyone who entered the competition to win some of the great arch viz graphics from Tonytextures.com. Through a random selection based on entries the winners have been selected and notified. Congratulations to: Gil A who won Architecture People Cutout Silhouettes Firas A S who won Stone and Wall Texture Collection Sarah H who won Architecture People Cutout Silhouettes Asli …

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Competition! Win Arch Viz Graphics!

Tony Textures Competition

I am really excited to present my first competition on First In Architecture!   We are definitely starting with a good one. I have teamed up with my friend Tony at tonytextures.com to give you the opportunity to win some really great arch viz graphics.   Tony Textures has an immense collection of textures and arch viz graphics. Not only is …

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A beginners guide to SketchUp

Beginners guide to sketchup

In this post we are going to look at everything you need to know to get started with SketchUp. We are also going to offer some useful hints, tips and resources for those of you who already use SketchUp but want to take things to the next level. In this post we cover: Why SketchUp Getting Set Up Learning the …

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The Advantages of BIM and its Future

Today I am pleased to be featuring a guest article. Graham Hewitt is managing director of Raised Floor Solutions – specialists in composite flooring offering their products throughout the UK. Graham is giving us a comprehensive look at BIM modelling, and where it is going in the future.   In April 2016 the use of Building Information Modelling in commercial construction rose by …

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Ultimate Guide to Green Up Your Design

How to improve the environmental and sustainable credentials of your design [NOTE: you can download this article as a handy printable pdf – just click on the button below to get your copy now!] Click Here to Download Environmental technologies and sustainable thinking has progressed significantly over the last few decades and we are now faced with numerous exciting options, …

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Lighting Design Concepts

Introduction to lighting design   “Lighting design is a process. Specifically, it is the process of integrating light into the fabric of architecture.” Lighting is the means to express the desired character of a space.   A successful lighting scheme should be integrated into the design at an early stage. The inclusion of lighting design during the conceptual phases will …

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Landscaping a sloped or steep site

Landscaping a sloped site

Landscape design of a steep or sloped site can provide quite a challenge. It is rare when designing a scheme that you are presented with a perfectly flat site; and why would you want a flat site? The demands of a sloping terrain can often lead to innovative landscaping ideas and beautiful designs. A sloped site gives you the opportunity …

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