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Building Fabric 03 – Sunlight and Solar Gain

Benefits of natural lighting in our buildings   Natural light in our buildings is known to improve occupant comfort. Scientists suggest that good natural light can increase occupant productivity and comfort, providing the mental and visual stimulation...

Building Fabric 02 – Insulation Materials

You can download this entire article as a handy pdf document by clicking on the button below. Introduction to insulation materials   In order to create a comfortable thermal environment in our buildings we need to maintain a constant temperature within the...

Building Fabric 01 – Thermal Performance

Achieving good thermal performance of a building fabric will reduce the heat loss from a building, which in turn will reduce the space heating requirements along with carbon emissions and make for improved thermal comfort of the occupants. There are many...

Internal Environment – Thermal, Air, Sound and Light

Internal Environment   Some of the key factors requiring improvement for the sake of the internal environment of our buildings include thermal performance of the fabric of the building and an improved response to our changing climate. As our climate...

Construction and the Environment

This is the first post in our new series - where we will look at a number of areas relating to sustainability, architecture and the environment, environmental architecture, renewables and more.    Construction and the environment    The construction...

Free CAD Blocks – Ships 2

This set of cad blocks from the First In Architecture Cad Block database features large boat or ship cad blocks both in plan and elevation. I hope you find them useful. Please feel free to download them. My free autocad block library continues to grow - if you have...

UK Government announces new visa route for architects

This week we have a guest article from Olivia Bridge who is a content writer covering immigration news on behalf of the UK's leading Immigration Advice Service in London and Manchester | @IASimmigration As Article 50 lunges nearer to its deadline at a mere...

Photoshop for Architecture

Using Photoshop For Architecture Graphics and Visuals   As a new architecture student it is easy to feel overwhelmed with the amount of new stuff you have to learn. It is likely everyone is telling you that you need to learn Revit, AutoCAD, SketchUp, V-Ray...

Free CAD Blocks – Bed and mattress sizes

This set of cad blocks from the First In Architecture Cad Block database features bed and mattress sizes cad blocks in plan and elevation. I hope you find them useful. Please feel free to download them. My free autocad block library continues to grow - if you have any...

Measured survey – how to measure a building

For my day job recently I have been carrying out a lot of measured surveys – measuring buildings and drawing up the plans, elevations and sections. This is something that we touched on briefly during my course at University but now several years down the...

Free CAD Blocks – Small boats

This set of cad blocks from the First In Architecture Cad Block database features small boat cad blocks, jet skis, speed boats, small yachts both in plan and elevation. I hope you find them useful. Please feel free to download them. My free autocad block library...

Guide to Creating an Awesome Architecture Portfolio

Purpose of the Portfolio A portfolio can be described as a compilation of your work, carefully curated to display your skills, talents and character in the field of architecture.    An Architecture portfolio can be put together in many formats,...