Thursday , 27 July 2017

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Hand drawn tree elevations – Set 7

If you have come across some of my other downloads you will see that my obsession with sketchy trees continues… I have put together another selection of sketchy trees in elevation (photoshop and jpeg files) for you to use in your architectural and landscaping plans. The selection consists of jpegs as seen below (watermark removed), along with a photoshop file …

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Space Planning Basics

Note: You can download this post as a PDF for printing or saving, by clicking the button below. Click Here to Download Space planning is a complex process with many factors to consider. The principles of space planning involve satisfying a defined criteria on a priority basis – as a result, space planning is frequently about compromise. That being said, …

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Free CAD Blocks – People 04

FIA CAD Blocks People 04 FI

Here is another set of free cad blocks from the First In Architecture Cad Block database. I hope you find them useful. Please feel free to download them. My free autocad block library continues to grow – if you have any suggestions for useful content please get in touch. This set of cad blocks includes: People in elevation People Cad Blocks –  elevation …

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How To Survive Architecture School

how to survive architecture school

18 tips to help you succeed and excel in your architecture studies A lot of us know that studying architecture is tough. If you have chosen to pursue a career in architecture, you have to be pretty committed to the cause. Studying architecture is not an easy option, that’s for sure. Having said that, going to university or college to …

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Underfloor Heating – A Brief Guide

What is Underfloor Heating?   Underfloor heating systems use a pipe network, of either electrical or water systems to heat the floor. Underfloor heating is considered to offer improved energy efficiency, improved comfort and better interior choices than a standard radiator system. While a radiator will circulate heat, it is often inefficient, with the highest temperature being at the ceiling, …

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Top 10 Best Photoshop Brushes You Need In Your Life!

Photoshop does so much more than touch up a photograph as I’m sure you know. There are a couple of really useful things you need to know about photoshop that took me a while to discover when I first started out. The first is brushes. Photoshop comes with a set of brushes pre loaded into the program. They also have …

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Best Architecture Blogs and Websites of 2017

This is a list of my favourite, and most visited architecture blogs and websites for 2017. The list features both architecture news sites along with blogs. I am not critiquing these sites, but just sharing with you the places I go to find inspiration, ideas, guidance or just when I have a few spare moments.   There is a wealth …

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7 Best Websites for Photoshop Textures

[Post updated June 2017] Textures are a key part of turning your simple black and white elevations or visuals into something really eye-catching and engaging. You can use textures and cut-outs for so many aspects of your work, it is worth bookmarking some of your favourite sites. The problem with textures and cutouts is that there are so many different …

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