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UK Government announces new visa route for architects

UK Government announces new visa route for architects

This week we have a guest article from Olivia Bridge who is a content writer covering immigration news on behalf of the UK's leading Immigration Advice Service in London and Manchester | @IASimmigration As Article 50 lunges nearer to its deadline at a mere...

Photoshop for Architecture

Photoshop for Architecture

Using Photoshop For Architecture Graphics and Visuals   As a new architecture student it is easy to feel overwhelmed with the amount of new stuff you have to learn. It is likely everyone is telling you that you need to learn Revit, AutoCAD, SketchUp, V-Ray...

Free CAD Blocks – Bed and mattress sizes

Free CAD Blocks – Bed and mattress sizes

This set of cad blocks from the First In Architecture Cad Block database features bed and mattress sizes cad blocks in plan and elevation. I hope you find them useful. Please feel free to download them. My free autocad block library continues to grow - if you have any...

Measured survey – how to measure a building

Measured survey – how to measure a building

For my day job recently I have been carrying out a lot of measured surveys – measuring buildings and drawing up the plans, elevations and sections. This is something that we touched on briefly during my course at University but now several years down the...

Free CAD Blocks – Small boats

Free CAD Blocks – Small boats

This set of cad blocks from the First In Architecture Cad Block database features small boat cad blocks, jet skis, speed boats, small yachts both in plan and elevation. I hope you find them useful. Please feel free to download them. My free autocad block library...

Guide to Creating an Awesome Architecture Portfolio

Guide to Creating an Awesome Architecture Portfolio

Purpose of the Portfolio A portfolio can be described as a compilation of your work, carefully curated to display your skills, talents and character in the field of architecture.    An Architecture portfolio can be put together in many formats,...

Free CAD Blocks – Site Furniture

Free CAD Blocks – Site Furniture

Here is a set of free site furniture cad blocks provided by CADdetails.com. I hope you find them useful. Please feel free to download them and add them to your personal library. We would like to thank CADdetails.com for allowing us to share their CAD blocks - they...

Architecture Design Basics – Passive Solar Design

Architecture Design Basics – Passive Solar Design

  As part of our Design Basics series we are looking at many of the different aspects of the architectural design process. In this post we explore passive solar design.     What is passive solar design?   Passive solar design uses the energy from...

Architecture Design Basics – Openings

Architecture Design Basics – Openings

The act of creating architecture can be seen as a problem solving process. Early phases of design will focus on establishing the problematic conditions of the project, and committing to finding a solution to those problems.   A designer will draw on experience,...

Free CAD Blocks – Coffee Machines Kettles and Tea

Free CAD Blocks – Coffee Machines Kettles and Tea

This set of cad blocks from the First In Architecture Cad Block database features coffee machine cad blocks, teapots, coffee mugs, cup and saucers. I hope you find them useful. Please feel free to download them. My free autocad block library continues to grow - if you...

Architecture Design Basics – Form

Architecture Design Basics – Form

The act of creating architecture can be seen as a problem solving process. Early phases of design will focus on establishing the problematic conditions of the project, and committing to finding a solution to those problems. A designer will draw on experience, their...

How To Develop Architectural Concepts

How To Develop Architectural Concepts

One of the most popular questions I get asked by students is ‘how do you develop an architectural concept?’. The design process can be daunting to new students, who often find it difficult to find a direction in their design. They are constantly...