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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...

Free Door CAD Blocks 05

Free Door CAD Blocks 05

Free Door CAD Blocks 5   Here is another great set of free door cad blocks. Hopefully they will be useful to you.   This set of door cad blocks includes: single door cad block in plan single door cad block in elevation double door cad block in plan double door cad...

Choosing the Right Type of Loft Conversion

Choosing the Right Type of Loft Conversion

Choosing the Right Type of Loft Conversion Loft conversions are a very popular way of gaining extra space as they can be an easier alternative to moving house or building an extension as no ground works are necessary. Loft conversions can be used for creating a new...

Detail Library – New Details for December

Detail Library – New Details for December

New Details This month we have added another selection of loft details to the library. These details focus on loft conversion dormers and feature some of the details in our new loft conversion book.  They are all available as 2D CAD drawings and 3D SketchUp drawings....

Free Bathroom CAD Blocks 04

Free Bathroom CAD Blocks 04

Another set of free bathroom 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 toilets, basins, shower trays and baths all in plan view. These blocks are...

Loft Conversion Staircase Ideas

Loft Conversion Staircase Ideas

The following post contains excerpts and details from Understanding Loft Conversions.   When designing a loft conversion, the stairs will play an important role. Main considerations when designing a loft conversion staircase focus on headroom. Is there suitable...