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Detail Library – New Details December 2023

Detail Library – New Details December 2023

New Details We are bringing you something a little different this month. Something we have been working on for a little while – a full set of electrical symbols, signage symbols and hazards. This set will be super useful for marking up your M&E plans, health and...

Landscape Architecture

Landscape Architecture

Introduction to Landscape Architecture   Landscape architecture is a fascinating part of design that often doesn't get as much attention as it should. While we're all used to seeing impressive buildings, the design of outdoor spaces is just as important....

Photoshop Watercolour Trees Download

Photoshop Watercolour Trees Download

Photoshop Watercolour Trees Download We are super excited to share our Photoshop Watercolour Trees Download. If you have been looking for some cool watercolour trees to jazz up your architectural illustrations? We have just the set for you! This set features 10...

25 Classical Architecture Terms

25 Classical Architecture Terms

Introduction Classical architecture represents the architectural styles of ancient Greek and Roman traditions that have had a great influence on the built environment, as we know today. It is very important that we, as architecture students and professionals,...

Detail Library – New Details November 2023

Detail Library – New Details November 2023

New Details We are excited to publish the first half of our slate roof details set. The set explores traditional slate roof construction, looking at how different junctions are detailed using traditional lead, to complement these, we then demonstrate alternative...

Vectorworks and BIM

Vectorworks and BIM

When we talk about BIM we instantly think of Revit and 3D models but in reality BIM is more than just a 3D model and there are a wide range of programmes that are also BIM compatible. Check our previous post comparing Revit to ArchiCad. BIM, or Building Information...

Architectural Line Weights and Line Types

Architectural Line Weights and Line Types

Understanding architectural line weights and line types is a key part of the early architectural student journey. In architectural drawings, line weights and line types are essential because they help convey the importance and hierarchy of different elements within...

Tips for building on a sloped terrain

Tips for building on a sloped terrain

IntroductionThis ‘Tips for Building on a Sloped Terrain’ post originated from a question that we had received a while back on our Facebook page, and it has since become one of our most well-received posts. We were asked if we had any tips for building on a sloped...

Detail Library – New Details October 2023

Detail Library – New Details October 2023

New Details This month we have published the second half of our chimney and flue details. This technical set of details explores concentric flue systems for sealed built in gas appliances and concentric flue system chimneys with freestanding wood appliances. The...

Free UK Road Markings CAD Blocks

Free UK Road Markings CAD Blocks

UK Road Markings CAD Blocks – Free!​ We are excited to present our Free UK Road Markings CAD Blocks set - a valuable resource designed to streamline your design process and elevate your projects. This incredible set consists of 44 total cad blocks featured in plan...

25 Top Tips for Your Architecture Interview

25 Top Tips for Your Architecture Interview

25 Top Tips for Your Architecture Interview Preparing for an architecture interview can be a daunting task, especially if you're a recent graduate or haven't been through the interview process before. But with the right preparation, you can increase your chances of...

22 Best Free CAD Block Websites

22 Best Free CAD Block Websites

Introduction   [Updated October 2023] Welcome to our 22 best free cad block websites article! We have put together our favourite selection of free cad block websites below. But before we dive into that…a little shameless self-promotion…! We have our own CAD block...

Free Photoshop Tree Brushes Set 4

Free Photoshop Tree Brushes Set 4

Free Photoshop Tree Brushes Set 4 Today we are sharing our Free Photoshop Tree Brushes Set 4. This free photoshop brush set includes 40 total tree plan brushes. The simple outline style is specially designed and created to seamlessly enhance your architecture drawings...

Detail Library – New Details September 2023

Detail Library – New Details September 2023

New Details This month the team at Detail Library are excited to be able to share our latest set of details with you! This set of details is the second half of our brick slip details, featuring adhesive fix to steel frame and timber frame. We then explore a full set...

Architectural Technology

Architectural Technology

What is Architectural Technology? Architectural technology is a field within architecture that focuses on the technical aspects of building design and construction. Architectural technologists play a crucial role in turning an architect's vision into a practical and...

Architecture Mapping

Architecture Mapping

Architecture Mapping   Introduction   Architecture mapping is one of the most commonly used techniques to represent and communicate architectural designs and ideas. Almost all architectural projects require you to analyse, explore or produce maps at some...

Architecture Student Bundle

Architecture Student Bundle

We are very excited to introduce our brand new Architecture Student Bundle. The Bundle is packed full of useful information and time-saving resources to help you throughout your architectural studies and beyond. Let's look at the bundle in more detail....Introducing a...

Revit Vs Archicad

Revit Vs Archicad

Revit Vs Archicad Revit and Archicad are two of the most popular BIM software tools in the construction industry. BIM, or Building Information Modelling, is a 3D modelling process that enables architects, engineers, and contractors to design, construct, and manage...

Detail Library – New Details August 2023

Detail Library – New Details August 2023

New Details This month's set of details are inspired by member requests we have had over recent months. We explore 150mm masonry cavity walls, demonstrating a full set from foundation to window/door through to pitched roof. This set also includes uPVC windows and door...

Photoshop for Architecture

Photoshop for Architecture

Photoshop for ArchitectureMany architects use Photoshop for architecture visuals, sketches and design. Clear communication of ideas is key in architecture, and Photoshop is a valuable tool to help convey concepts, designs and ideas. As new architecture students it is...

Top 43 Free Photoshop Brushes For Architects

Top 43 Free Photoshop Brushes For Architects

Free Photoshop Brushes For Architects   Introduction   In this post, we have collated top 43 free photoshop brushes for architects. This list contains some must-have photoshop brush types and set recommendations that will help you enhance your architectural...

Door Handle CAD Blocks

Door Handle CAD Blocks

Door Handle CAD Blocks - Free! We are excited to share a new set of CAD blocks this week. The door handle CAD blocks are featured in plan and elevation, showing various different types of door handles.  You might also be interested in:About First In Architecture...

How to Use CAD Blocks

How to Use CAD Blocks

What are CAD Blocks? Computer-Aided Design (CAD) blocks are pre-drawn, 2D or 3D objects that architects can insert into their drawings to save time and improve accuracy. These blocks can include anything from basic shapes to complex designs and symbols. They are...

Detail Library – New Details July 2023

Detail Library – New Details July 2023

New Details This month the team at Detail Library are excited to be able to share our latest set of details with you! This set of details explores brick slip details using mechanical fix. There are a number of methods for attaching brick slip cladding to the...