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A Quick and Easy Guide to U-Values

A Quick and Easy Guide to U-Values

Understanding and measuring U-values has become increasingly important as we aim to improve the sustainability and performance of our buildings. What is a U-Value? U-Value - is the measure of the overall rate of heat transfer, by all mechanisms under standard...

Detail Post: Foundation Details

Detail Post: Foundation Details

The following post includes excerpts from our book Understanding Architectural Details - Residential and Understanding Architectural Details - Commercial. Introduction to Foundation Details The main role of foundations is to structurally support the building by...

Metric Data 08 – Standard Furniture Sizes

Metric Data 08 – Standard Furniture Sizes

Metric Data 08 - Standard Furniture Sizes   Living Room, Dining Room, Bedroom   In metric data 08 we will be looking at standard furniture sizes. To make it more useful, we have put together a reference PDF with all of the sizes that you can download for free. On...

Best Books for Architectural Concepts and Design Process

Best Books for Architectural Concepts and Design Process

​Here I have put together a list of my favourite books on architectural concepts and the design process. I hope that some of these books will be useful to you as you develop your designs and your architectural concept thinking.   If you are interested in purchasing...

Metric Data 07 – Wheelchair accessible living areas

Metric Data 07 – Wheelchair accessible living areas

Wheelchair accessible living areas In this post, we will explore the necessary requirements to design a wheelchair accessible living area. We will look at living spaces that will enable a wheelchair user to enjoy the spaces and be able to socialise with their friends...

Architectural Line Weights and Plotstyles

Architectural Line Weights and Plotstyles

Architectural Lineweights and Plotstyles   Over the years I have written a couple of items about line weights, plotstyles and the like, and somewhere in the depths of YouTube there is a video tutorial too, with terrible sound. I continue to get so many questions about...

My favourite Tools and Resources

I have curated a list of some of the tools and resources I would strongly recommend for anyone studying or working in Architecture.