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Detail Library – New Details for November

Detail Library – New Details for November

New Details This month we have added a selection of interior to the library. They are all available as 2D CAD drawings and 3D SketchUp drawings. All details are now available in Revit format too! This forms part of the pro plan. The new details are available to all...

7 Tips for Designing Great Public Spaces

7 Tips for Designing Great Public Spaces

Public spaces are all around us, we use them everyday. Whether it is the park we walk in, the street on the way to work, the playground our children play in, the quiet bench we find to sit at lunch time - all of these spaces are freely available to us, the public....

Free People CAD Blocks 06

Free People CAD Blocks 06

Another set of free people 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 people in elevation. These blocks are available in both metric and imperial...

Library Design Guide

Library Design Guide

There are a number of different types of libraries all serving different people, groups, users and communities. Types of library can include: Public library National library Academic library Specialist library Museum/Collection library   The design of many...

Revit Training Course Online

Revit Training Course Online

Learn Revit Online As more and more architecture practices make the switch to BIM, many architects are finding they need to make the switch from AutoCAD and other non BIM softwares over to the likes of Revit, ArchiCAD and Vectorworks.   We all know the advantages...

Detail Library New Details for October

Detail Library New Details for October

New Details This month we have added a selection of loft details to the library. These details have been updated and added to and feature some of the details in our new loft conversion book. More are being added to the library soon. They are all available as 2D CAD...

Instagram for Architects

Instagram for Architects

Instagram for Architects   How to use instagram to promote your practice   Instagram continues to be a popular platform in the world of social media with over a billion monthly active users. But, can it still be useful for architects and designers to promote...

Loft Conversion Ideas

Loft Conversion Ideas

Loft Conversion Ideas The following article contains details from our book Understanding Loft Conversions.Loft conversions are the perfect way create more space in your home. In this post we will share some of our favourite loft conversion ideas to provide some...

Free Kitchen Island CAD Blocks

Free Kitchen Island CAD Blocks

Here is a set of free kitchen island 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 different kitchen island cad blocks in plan, some with seating and...

How to Market your Architecture Practice

How to Market your Architecture Practice

How to Brand and Market your Architecture Practice   In this part of the series we will look at how to develop your brand as a new architectural practice. Why is branding important? What do we need to think about when we consider branding our architectural...

New Book Out Now – Understanding Loft Conversions!

New Book Out Now – Understanding Loft Conversions!

We are very excited to announce our new book, Understanding Loft Conversions is out today!! The book is the latest in the Understanding Architectural Details Series and focuses on many different types of loft conversion details.  You can read more about the book by...

Detail Library – New Details for September

Detail Library – New Details for September

New Details   This month we have added a selection of external details to the library. The details consist of wall to roof junctions, showing hidden and recessed gutter solutions to external claddings such as standing seam zinc, timber cladding and clay tiles.  They...

Detail Post: Brick Bonds and Patterns

Detail Post: Brick Bonds and Patterns

Detail Post: Brick Bonds and Patterns Brick is one of the most common materials used in architecture. It’s inexpensive, durable and versatile. The brick detail can be an important feature to pay attention to when designing a building, due to the wide range of styles...

Setting Up an Architecture Practice – Getting Started

Setting Up an Architecture Practice – Getting Started

Setting Up an Architecture Practice - Getting Started You have carried out your feasibility study and decided to jump in. You are starting your own practice. But where do you actually start? In this part of our Setting Up Practice series we will look at some of the...

Free Tree CAD Blocks 12

Free Tree CAD Blocks 12

Here is another set of free tree CAD Blocks. I hope you find them useful. Please feel free to download them and add them to your personal library - use them as you wish, no strings attached. This set of cad blocks includes a selection of tree cad blocks in elevation....

Setting Up An Architecture Practice – Feasibility

Setting Up An Architecture Practice – Feasibility

Setting up an architecture practice is a daunting task for most architects.  The first step to setting up your own studio is carrying out a feasibility study, much like we do in architecture every day. A feasibility study will allow us to consider many aspects of...

Detail Library – New Details for August

Detail Library – New Details for August

New Details - Interior Details This month we have added a selection of new interior details to the library. This selection of drawings include concealed frame doorsets in collaboration with Selo. We also include sliding pocket doors from Enigma. They are all available...

Free Plant CAD Blocks 11

Free Plant CAD Blocks 11

Here is a set of free plant 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 plant cad blocks in elevation. They are predominately indoor plants in plant...

Office Design Guide 101

Office Design Guide 101

Office Design Guide For many people, work is their life. They spend 40+ hours a week at the office and this time can be some of the most rewarding or most frustrating depending on how well your office space is set up. The planning of a workplace or office is not just...

How to Market Yourself as a Freelance Architect

How to Market Yourself as a Freelance Architect

How to Market Yourself as a Freelance Architect Do you want to be able to market yourself as a freelance architect? If yes, then this blog post is for you. We will cover how to get the word out about your business and make sure that people know who you are. In our...

How to Compose an Architectural Sketch – 6 Essential Tips

How to Compose an Architectural Sketch – 6 Essential Tips

This week we are excited to share an article from our friend David Drazil from Sketch Like An Architect.   David Drazil is an architect who loves to sketch. Every day he shares his passion for the visual representation of architecture through drawings and tips on...

How To Find Work As A Freelance Architect

How To Find Work As A Freelance Architect

So you have made the decision to get started as a freelance architect. You have spent time researching your options and considering the benefits and drawbacks of freelancing. Perhaps you have got yourself set up as a sole trader or limited company, set up your...

Detail Library – New Details for July

Detail Library – New Details for July

New Details - Timber Lift and Slide Doors This month we have added a selection of new details to the library. This selection of drawings include timber lift and slide doors in collaboration with Green Building Store. We also feature a number of configurations for...

Museum Design Guide 101

Museum Design Guide 101

Museum Design Guide 101   A museum is a building that houses collections of art, history, or other objects. Museums are often designed to be beautiful and inviting spaces for visitors. They can also serve as educational facilities where people can learn about the...