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Kitchen Design Tips – Part 3

Kitchen Design Tips – Part 3

Designing for Accessibility Care and consideration should be taken during the design stages to ensure you are providing suitable means for access to the kitchen appliances and spaces to enable efficient use of the space. If your future occupier of the kitchen is...

Architecture Portfolio for Interview

Architecture Portfolio for Interview

Your portfolio is a creative expression of you, your skills, your ability to communicate and a general self-promoting tool! It provides a brief snap shot of your talent and gives you the chance to create a great first impression. Therefore, you need to spend the time...

Free CAD Blocks – Dynamic windows and doors

Free CAD Blocks – Dynamic windows and doors

Here is another set of free cad blocks from the First In Architecture Cad Block database. We hope you find them useful. Please feel free to download them. We will endeavour to continue building our free autocad block library - if you have any suggestions for useful...

Colour Trees – Free PSD Download 3

Colour Trees – Free PSD Download 3

So here we go with another instalment of my tree obsession! I have been messing around with some trees in elevation, and thought you might like to treat yourself to a free download. They are not particularly fancy, but you can always drop them into a sketch drawing,...

Free CAD Blocks – Sport and Gym Equipment

Free CAD Blocks – Sport and Gym Equipment

Here is another set of free cad blocks from the First In Architecture Cad Block database. We hope you find them useful. Please feel free to download them. We will endeavour to continue building our free autocad block library - if you have any suggestions for useful...

The Ultimate Guide to Getting a Job in Architecture

The Ultimate Guide to Getting a Job in Architecture

Concerned about finding work after your degree? Don't know how to write a CV? Don't know how to start applying for your placement year? Out of work and trying to get back into the architectural field. Studying Architecture is hard work. You live in the studio and you...

Kitchen Design Tips – Part 2

Kitchen Design Tips – Part 2

Part 1 of the kitchen design series looked at how to develop the brief for your kitchen design, including the type of questions you need to be asking the client. We also looked at different layouts, along with the work triangle. If you missed part 1 click on the...

Internships and Working Abroad in Architecture

Internships and Working Abroad in Architecture

I have had quite a few people now asking me about how to get internships abroad or how to find work abroad. I have never worked abroad myself, so although my experience is lacking, I thought I could point you in the direction of some useful information I have found....

Site model in Sketchup from CAD

Site model in Sketchup from CAD

Following on from the how to model a site in SketchUp using the help of Google Earth video, this tutorial shows you how to use a cad drawing as the starting point for your 3d model.In this video we look at:- Setting up your cad drawing for exporting to...

Kitchen Design Tips – Part 1

Kitchen Design Tips – Part 1

When you start with your kitchen design you first have to consider the clients needs. Based on discussions with your client you can establish a brief for the design of the kitchen. The kind of questions you need to be asking the client include the following (this is...

Quick CAD Tips – How to scale a drawing

Quick CAD Tips – How to scale a drawing

In this video, I show you how to scale a drawing or image in cad, using either the scale or align tool. I also show you how to import an image into cad for tracing.