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Detail Library – New Details January 2023

Detail Library – New Details January 2023

New Details This month we are excited to share a selection of details in collaboration with IQ Glass. This latest set of details includes examples of using glass in extensions. The set, over on the Detail Library, features pivot door details, oriel/box window details,...

British Architectural House Styles

British Architectural House Styles

British Architectural House Styles   Introduction   There are a variety of British Architectural House Styles. Identifying what time period a house was built in may be beneficial in unpacking its history, design and intended use.  An architectural style...

Freezer and Refrigerator CAD Blocks

Freezer and Refrigerator CAD Blocks

Refrigerator and Freezer CAD Blocks We are excited to share a new set of CAD blocks this week, courtesy of dwgfree.com The freezer CAD blocks are featured in plan, elevation, and a couple of axonometric. The refrigerator CAD blocks are also featured in plan, elevation...

Architecture Assignment Brief Guide

Architecture Assignment Brief Guide

Architecture Assignment Brief Guide   Introduction   Throughout your architecture studies, you will carry out countless architecture assignments. These assignments will take many different forms. You certainly won’t just be asked to write essays. Whether it...

Free Photoshop Tree Plan Brushes Set 2

Free Photoshop Tree Plan Brushes Set 2

Free Photoshop Tree Brushes Today we are sharing our Free Photoshop Tree Plan Brushes Set 2. It includes different styles of trees in plan.These brushes can be used to quickly add trees to your site plan to give things a bit more interest. They are easy to use and...

Detail Library – New Details December 2022

Detail Library – New Details December 2022

New Details The last details of 2022. We have something different this month. Get your hands on a full set of sanitaryware cad blocks, along with compliant Part M Bathroom Layouts. The set includes a single CAD dwg file containing all 30+ drawings. The Pro Member...

The Architectural Design Brief – Checklist

The Architectural Design Brief – Checklist

What is an architectural design brief? The architectural design brief forms the very beginning of the design process. It is a project management document containing crucial project information with set outcomes that need to be achieved upon completion. It can provide...

Free Fire Pit CAD Blocks

Free Fire Pit CAD Blocks

Fire Pit CAD Blocks We are excited to share a new set of CAD blocks this week, courtesy of dwgfree.com The fire pit CAD blocks are featured in plan, elevation, and axonometric. dwgfree.com has a huge range of CAD blocks - be sure to check them out!  Let's take a...

Detail Library – New Details November 2022

Detail Library – New Details November 2022

New Details During November we have been exploring beam and block floors and brick soffit systems. This latest set of details includes various beam and block details showing edge perpendicular to span, support to internal wall, staggering bearing, and change of...

Architecture Concepts Bundle

Architecture Concepts Bundle

We are very excited to introduce our brand new Architecture Concepts Bundle. The Bundle is packed full of useful information to help you develop your architectural concept. Let's look at the bundle in more detail.... Introducing a brand new Architecture Concepts...

RIBA Part 3 Exam Question Guide

RIBA Part 3 Exam Question Guide

Part 3 Exam Question Guide  Scroll to the end to download this guide as a handy PDF Introduction   This Part 3 Exam Question Guide is for the RIBA Part 3 course, which is an Advanced Diploma in Professional Practice in Architecture. Once completed, you can...

How to choose the best architecture school?

How to choose the best architecture school?

Choosing an architecture school:    Introduction   How to choose the best architecture school?   Choosing the best architecture school, where you will start your formal education to qualify as an architect can be quite daunting. So, we have written this...

FIA Free Fireplace CAD Blocks

FIA Free Fireplace CAD Blocks

Free Fireplace CAD Blocks Whether you're a seasoned architect or an architecture student, our CAD blocks are designed to streamline your workflow and enhance your productivity. By eliminating the need to create drawings from scratch, our CAD blocks empower you to...

Detail Library – New Details October 2022

Detail Library – New Details October 2022

New Details This latest set of details has been developed in collaboration with Ecological Building Systems. Wind tightness is key to enhance thermal performance of our buildings and get us closer to our energy efficiency goals. The following set explores key wind...

Best Fonts for Architects

Best Fonts for Architects

Best Fonts for Architects   Why is choosing the right font typeface important?   Best fonts for architects - Selecting the best font typefaces can help you convey your design thinking and concepts more effectively.  Typically for presentation sheets and...

Data Visualisation for Architecture

Data Visualisation for Architecture

What is Data Visualisation Data visualisation is the representation of information in the form of a chart, diagram or image. Viewing data and information in a graphic format can make it easier for our brains to understand and absorb the information.   Data...

Contextual Surveys – Where to Get Relevant Information

Contextual Surveys – Where to Get Relevant Information

Contextual Surveys:    Where to get relevant information?    Detailed site surveys are key to the beginning of any project. There are many digital tools and professionals which can assist in building a very detailed picture of a site and its surrounding...

Detail Library – New Details September 2022

Detail Library – New Details September 2022

New Details This latest set of details has been developed in collaboration with Ecological Building Systems. Airtightness is key to enhance thermal performance of our buildings and get us closer to our energy efficiency goals. The following set explores key...

Free Cloud CAD Blocks

Free Cloud CAD Blocks

Cloud CAD Blocks Something a little different this time. We have put together some free cloud CAD blocks. These blocks have been hand drawn in different sketchy styles for you to use in your elevations. Just copy and paste them straight into your drawings!About First...

10 Year Round Up and Giveaway

10 Year Round Up and Giveaway

Celebrating 10 years of First In Architecture! In this final post celebrating 10 years of First In Architecture, we are looking back at what we have done over the years, and also looking forward to the next ten years! We also have a special offer for you so make sure...

New Site Analysis Bundle Download

New Site Analysis Bundle Download

Celebrating 10 years of First In Architecture! To celebrate 10 years of First In Architecture, we have put together a number of blog posts for September exploring and revisiting some of the content we have created over the years. This week we are going in deep with...

Top 10 Most Popular Downloads

Top 10 Most Popular Downloads

Celebrating 10 years of First In Architecture!Our Top 10 DownloadsTo celebrate 10 years of First In Architecture, we have put together a number of blog posts for September exploring and revisiting some of the content we have created over the years. This week we are...

Top 10 Most Popular Blog Posts

Top 10 Most Popular Blog Posts

Celebrating 10 years of First In Architecture! Our Top 10 Blog Posts To celebrate 10 years of First In Architecture, we have put together a number of blog posts for September exploring and revisiting some of the content we have created over the years. We are kicking...

Best Architecture Laptops (2022)

Best Architecture Laptops (2022)

Best Architecture Laptops   What is the best laptop for architecture?     In order to recommend some of the best architecture laptops for architects and students, I take a look at the requirements of popular software that we use in architecture (AutoCAD,...