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Top 8 Books for Architectural Detailing

During my course, one of the hardest things to find was good architectural details to use as precedent studies. This seems to still be the case. However, there are some good books out there, and I would recommend always having a couple of them to hand. We are excited...

Photoshop Lighting Tutorial – The Elephant

This may seem like an odd post, but hang on in there and you'll see what its all about. I stumbled across this image of a giant elephant walking through the streets of... somewhere, and I was struck by how effective the lighting and shadows are, which in turn make the...

Top 7 Websites for Free AutoCad Help

New to AutoCAD? Or, have you been using it for a while and still struggle? Don’t worry, there are loads of places online you can get free help, tips, resources and guidance to make you a better cad monkey! AutoCAD YouTube Channel...

Portfolio Tips for Architecture Students

Check out another of our recent Portfolio Posts Here - Guide to Creating An Awesome Architecture Portfolio   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...

Resources For Writing A Design and Access Statement

You may be asked at some point during your course to write a design and access statement. This post will provide you with some tips and resources to help you write a great Design and Access Statement. What is a Design and Access Statement? A Design and Access...

CV Tool Kit for Architecture Students

Everyone has an opinion about CVs. Often, everyone has a DIFFERENT opinion about CVs. So you need to know from the start, whatever you choose to do when it comes to writing your CV, you can’t please everyone. That’s just the way it is. I’m going to list out some...

Top 10 Eco Architecture Websites

Greenspec was the 'go to' website throughout my degree and it keeps on getting better. Treehugger.com/design Trada - ultimate resource for all things timber Sustainability Hub by RIBA Passivhaus Inhabitat - Architecture Green Building Magazine ECOWAN by World...

10 Tips To Help You Give Amazing Presentations

Before the presentation: In some cases used to condense a whole months worth of work (often more) into a 10 minute presentation. Prepare! Sounds simple but often people just don’t put the time in. Presentations are one of the worst ways to show how little work you...

Presenting Your Site Analysis

THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED - CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE NEW VERSION! You may not be asked to present your site analysis information. You may be asked to do a presentation, or perhaps hand in a report. Whichever it may be, here are some tips and ideas to help you get the...

Evaluating Your Site Analysis

THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED - CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE NEW VERSION! So you have collected all this information and taken a shed load of photos, now you’ve got to evaluate this information and consider the implications to your design process. As well as considering all...