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Site Analysis Desktop Study

Site Analysis Desktop Study

Site Analysis Desktop Study There are many aspects to carrying out a site analysis and the desktop study makes up an important part of the site analysis.   We have made a short video all about carrying out a desktop study for your site analysis. Check it out...

CAD Blocks Trees CT01

CAD Blocks Trees CT01

This is the first of a new set of tree cad blocks we are developing. We have put together the first of a very specific set of trees. Hopefully they will be useful to you, and keep checking back as our collection continues to grow.    This set of tree cad blocks...

What is an architectural site plan?

What is an architectural site plan?

What is an architectural site plan? A site plan is a really important part of any set of architectural drawings. The site plan will often show information like existing and proposed buildings, access, landscaping, site boundaries and much more. There are,...

Metric Data 06 Wheelchair Accessible Dwelling

Metric Data 06 Wheelchair Accessible Dwelling

Metric Data 06 - Wheelchair Accessible Dwelling   Approach, Entrance and Circulation   In Metric Data 06 we look at the approach to dwellings, entrance and circulation for a wheelchair accessible dwelling. This includes details such as requirements for ramps, car...

CP03 Bedroom Furniture CAD Blocks

CP03 Bedroom Furniture CAD Blocks

This set of bedroom furniture cad blocks from the First In Architecture Cad Block database. I hope you find them useful. This set of cad blocks includes: bed cad blocks bedside table cad blocks ottoman cad blocks occasional chair cad blocks objects and accessories...

What is a Construction Drawing?

What is a Construction Drawing?

What is a construction drawing?   A construction drawing or set of construction drawings form part of the pre-construction information that is used to construct a building. Before we dive in to construction drawings, what they look like and what they...

Metric Data 05 Approach Entrance and Horizontal Circulation

Metric Data 05 Approach Entrance and Horizontal Circulation

Metric Data 05: Approach, Entrance and Horizontal Circulation In Visitable Dwellings   In Metric Data 05 we look at the approach to dwellings, entrance and circulation. This includes details such as requirements for ramps, steps, corridors and...

Straw bale construction

Straw bale construction

What is straw bale construction?   Straw bale construction uses the renewable material of straw, in bale form to act as an infill material to timber frame structures or as a load bearing structure to buildings of no more than two storeys. The...

What is a Passivhaus?

What is a Passivhaus?

What is a Passivhaus? The Passivhaus standard, developed in Germany, is a low energy design standard. It was developed in 1990, over 25 years ago and some estimates suggest there are well over 50,000 Passivhaus buildings around the world.  Some of the key...

Metric Data 04 Circulation and Space

Metric Data 04 Circulation and Space

Metric Data 04: Circulation and space   In Metric Data 04 we look at the circulation and space. This includes details such as space requirements for people next to each other, in a queue, corridor width requirements, wheelchair passing space and much...

Understanding Passivhaus is out now!

Understanding Passivhaus is out now!

I am delighted to announce that the long awaited Understanding Passivhaus - A Simple Guide to Passivhaus Detailing and Design is now available! The book explores the Passivhaus key principles and looks at the various building methods that can be employed...

Best Laptop for Architects 2019/2020

Best Laptop for Architects 2019/2020

What is the best laptop for architects? Every year I take a look at the requirements of popular software that we use in architecture (AutoCAD, Revit, Rhino, 3DS Max etc) and check out all the latest in computing and laptops in order to recommend some of...