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How to prepare for your architecture crit

How to prepare for your architecture crit

[post updated] You can download a free pdf of this post by clicking on the button below! Download Now!   Crit day can be a daunting event, especially if you are in your first year and haven’t been through it before. Whether you have had a little experience of...

Free CAD Blocks – Chairs

Free CAD Blocks – Chairs

CAD block chairs for your free download. 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...

Hand drawn tree plans – Set 8

Hand drawn tree plans – Set 8

More sketchy tree plans! If you have come across some of my other downloads you will see that my obsession with sketchy trees continues... I have put together another selection of sketchy trees in elevation (photoshop and jpeg files) for you to use in your...

Working with Hatch and Linetypes in AutoCAD

Working with Hatch and Linetypes in AutoCAD

In this video we look at using linetypes in autocad, and how to load new linetypes into your drawing, including insulation batting. We then look at working with hatch, hatch boundary and pick points, along with solid fills, gradients and pattern fill.  If...

Introduction to Beam and Block Floors

Introduction to Beam and Block Floors

Beam and Block Floors Suspended concrete floor construction is increasingly the most common flooring system specified in residential construction. When selecting a floor construction there are a number of functional requirements that need to be considered. These...

Top Photoshop Shapes for Architecture Students

Top Photoshop Shapes for Architecture Students

Photoshop does so much more than airbrush a photograph as I’m sure you know. There are a couple of really useful basic things you need to know about photoshop and that is the use of photoshop shapes, brushes and patterns or textures. You can read about using brushes...

First In Architecture is 5 years old!

First In Architecture is 5 years old!

5 years ago I was sat in an office, dreaming. I had this crazy idea that I wanted to start a blog, one that could help architecture students get the best out of their studies. I secretly dared to dream that I could turn it into a full time endeavour (but I didn’t tell...

Looking after your mental health as an architecture student

Looking after your mental health as an architecture student

Recently, I have been reading about mental health in the discipline of architecture. It is unsettling to learn that architects are very susceptible to suffering with mental health problems and in particular, architecture students also have concerns over their mental...

Understanding Architectural Details – Third Edition

Understanding Architectural Details – Third Edition

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Hand drawn tree elevations – Set 7

Hand drawn tree elevations – Set 7

Sketchy tree elevations! If you have come across some of my other downloads you will see that my obsession with sketchy trees continues... I have put together another selection of sketchy trees in elevation (photoshop and jpeg files) for you to use in your...

Space Planning Basics

Space Planning Basics

Note: You can download this space planning post as a PDF for printing or saving, by clicking the button below. Download PDF Now Space planning is a complex process with many factors to consider. The principles of space planning involve satisfying a defined criteria on...

Free CAD Blocks – People 04

Free CAD Blocks – People 04

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...