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Designing for daylight – 45 and 25 degree test

Want to get a handy PDF copy of this post? Click on the button below to download the file. //static.leadpages.net/leadboxes/current/embed.js Download PDF Now! Good natural lighting is very important in both peoples homes, but also many non domestic buildings. Not only...

SketchUp & LayOut for Architecture – Review

  SketchUp & Layout for Architecture, by Matt Donley and Nick Sonder has recently been released. This new book, looks at the workflow of Architect Nick Sonder - and how he uses SketchUp as his main tool when designing houses, from concept through to completion....

Free CAD Blocks – Furniture 07 Tables

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...

How to photograph architectural models

Click on the link below if you want a printable pdf of this post. //static.leadpages.net/leadboxes/current/embed.js Click here to download the PDF Introduction to photographing architectural models For those of you who have spent hours hunched over your architectural...

Free CAD Blocks – Trees 07

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...

Basement Construction Details – Type A

In this post I am going to share with you some information about basement construction and detailing. We will look a the three types of basement construction, along with a focus on Type A - tanked protection. Basement construction provides valuable space for both...

Brick Dimension Tables Explained

You can download this post as a handy pdf file by clicking the link below: //static.leadpages.net/leadboxes/current/embed.js Download the guide now! When designing masonry buildings, the designer should set out the masonry units to full or half brick lengths where...

Sketchy people psd download

If you have come across some of my other downloads you will see that my obsession with sketchy stuff continues... I have put together a selection of sketchy people in elevation (photoshop and jpeg files) for you to use in your architectural graphics and works. The...

Effective Study – Research, reading, note taking

In this post we look at effective study. How to perform thorough and relevant research how to absorb large amounts of information How to read large amounts of text How to take effective notes   In my opinion, study is more about efficiency than time. Some people boast...

Free Tree Elevations For Sketchup

I recently made some trees in photoshop for free download - you can get your trees by clicking on the image below if you don't have them already. Anyways, I thought it might be handy to be able to use these trees in Sketchup too. So, I have taken some of the tree...