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Detail Library – New Details June 2022

Detail Library – New Details June 2022

New Details This month is all about updates on the Detail Library! We have spent many months preparing for the new building regulations changes which go live this June. So, over the last few days we have been uploading all of our updated details to the library. We...

Best Architecture Films

Best Architecture Films

Best Architecture Films   Why should you watch architecture films?   Architecture films can act as great sources of inspiration for both students and professionals. The spectacular visuals tied by fascinating narratives can be beneficial in encouraging new ideas...

Building Regulations Updates – June 2022

Building Regulations Updates – June 2022

On June 15 2022 the Building Regulations will be updated to improve energy efficiency in both residential and non residential buildings. These changes form part of the roadmap to the 2025 Future Homes Standard, with a primary goal to reduce carbon emissions and...

Free Tree CAD Blocks 13

Free Tree CAD Blocks 13

Check out this new set of free tree CAD Blocks. I hope you find them useful! Please feel free to download them and add them to your personal library. This set of cad blocks includes a selection trees in plan.   These construction site equipment cad blocks can be...

Detail Library – New Details May 2022

Detail Library – New Details May 2022

New Details This month we are excited to share a variety of flat roof details. We have had many of our members asking to see different types of flat roof finishes, along with drainage options - so that is exactly what we have produced for this month. They are all...

Free Photoshop Brushes – People

Free Photoshop Brushes – People

Free Photoshop People Brushes After such great feedback we are sharing another set of free photoshop brushes. This week, we have people in elevation. These brushes can be used to easily populate your elevation drawings with people. Simply amend the size of the brush...

Best Architecture Documentaries

Best Architecture Documentaries

Best Architecture Documentaries   Why should you watch architecture documentaries?   Architecture documentaries seek to inform and educate audiences on the built environment and related industries. Both students as well as professionals can draw inspiration from...

Underfloor Heating – A Brief Guide

Underfloor Heating – A Brief Guide

[update 2022]What is Underfloor Heating?  Underfloor heating uses a pipe or wire network, of either water or electrical systems to heat the floor. Underfloor heating is considered to offer improved energy efficiency, improved comfort and better interior choices than a...

Detail Library – New Details April 2022

Detail Library – New Details April 2022

New Details This month we are excited to share some new IQ Glass details. The Invisio structural glazing provides a modern alternative to framed curtain walling. It can be used to create large or long elevations of glazing. The system is thermally broken and therefore...

FIA CAD Blocks Escalators and Lifts

FIA CAD Blocks Escalators and Lifts

Check out this set of free escalator and lift CAD Blocks. I hope you find them useful! Please feel free to download them and add them to your personal library. This set of cad blocks includes a selection of escalators in elevation and plan and lifts in plan.  ...

What To Do After Graduating Architecture School

What To Do After Graduating Architecture School

What to do after graduating architecture school... Congratulations! You’ve graduated! But now what? If you find yourself asking this question, you’ve landed in the right place. Hopefully our article will encourage you to consider some options to advance your...

Flat Roof Guide

Flat Roof Guide

In this flat roof guide, we will look at the different aspects to consider when designing a flat roof. Many of the images in this guide are courtesy of NHBC. The NHBC provide detailed guides and standards for UK Housebuilders. The guidance document is extremely...

Detail Library – New Details March 2022

Detail Library – New Details March 2022

New Details This month we have added more loft conversion details to the library. These details feature standing seam zinc dormer details. They range from window heads and sills, dormer connections, abutments and ridge connections plus more! They are all available as...

Free Photoshop Tree Elevation Brushes

Free Photoshop Tree Elevation Brushes

Free Photoshop Tree Elevation Brushes Today we are sharing our first set of free photoshop brushes. Sketchy tree elevation brushes. These brushes can be used to quickly add trees to your elevations to give things a bit more interest.   They are easy to use, and...

Best Architecture Podcasts

Best Architecture Podcasts

Why should you listen to architecture podcasts? Podcasts are a great way to learn about the things you are interested in or want to learn about. They can be entertaining as well as educational. Since architecture is an ever changing and evolving interdisciplinary...

Construction Site Equipment CAD Blocks

Construction Site Equipment CAD Blocks

Check out this set of free Construction Site Equipment CAD Blocks. I hope you find them useful! Please feel free to download them and add them to your personal library. This set of cad blocks includes a selection of excavators and diggers in elevation view.  ...

Passivhaus Training

Passivhaus Training

About Passivhaus Why do we need Passivhaus Training? Well, what is a Passivhaus? Passivhaus is a low energy design standard, that achieves exceptionally comfortable buildings with minimal carbon emissions. Some of the key characteristics of a Passivhaus include:...

Detail Library – New Details February 2022

Detail Library – New Details February 2022

New Details This month we have added a bumper set of details to the library. These details feature structural items, such as ridge/rafter connections, holding down straps, SIPs details, standard lintels and typical installations plus more! They are all available as 2D...

Types of Flat Roof Construction

Types of Flat Roof Construction

The following post includes excerpts from our book Understanding Architectural Details - Residential. A roof is considered to be flat when it has a slope of 10o or less to the horizontal, according to BS6229. A purposefully designed slope in the roof either through...

Free Photoshop Tree Brushes

Free Photoshop Tree Brushes

Free Photoshop Tree Brushes Today we are sharing our first set of free photoshop brushes. Watercolour style trees in plan. These brushes can be used to quickly add trees to your site plan to give things a bit more interest.   They are easy to use, and save tonnes...

Passivhaus Roof Details

Passivhaus Roof Details

The following article contains excerpts, details and information from our book Understanding Passivhaus - The Simple Guide to Passivhaus Detailing and Design. The building fabric has a key role to play in achieving many of the requirements of a Passivhaus. The...

Aircraft Free CAD Blocks

Aircraft Free CAD Blocks

Today we share a set of free aircraft CAD Blocks. I hope you find them useful! Please feel free to download them and add them to your personal library. This set of cad blocks includes a selection of aircraft cad block in plan and elevation view. They feature...

Detail Library – New Details January 2022

Detail Library – New Details January 2022

New Details This month we have added a bumper set of details to the library. These details feature material transitions. We explore the details between the materials such as brick, timber cladding, zinc and hung tile. We also look at how to transition those materials...

Acoustic design for mass timber buildings

Acoustic design for mass timber buildings

Marc Fuzellier-Hart is an acoustic consultant who created Atelier Crescendo in 2020. Marc specialises in building acoustic design but more precisely in performance venues and timber buildings. As well as working on building projects, Marc regularly creates content on...