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Detail Library – New Details August 2022

Detail Library – New Details August 2022

New Details This latest set of details explores window detailing. We look at positioning the window to create different reveals. This set shows a masonry construction, with window positioned flush with the external finish, a half brick reveal, a full brick reveal and...

Architecture Laptop Buying Guide

Architecture Laptop Buying Guide

Architecture Laptop Buying Guide     Introduction   [Post updated August 2022] Buying a laptop for your studies and future career can be a bit of a minefield. The main thing to consider is the system requirements of the software that you will be using. The...

Understanding Loft Conversions New Edition out now!

Understanding Loft Conversions New Edition out now!

We are really excited to announce the release of the 2nd Edition of Understanding Loft Conversions. We have updated the book with general improvements, along with changes to all of the details in line with the updated Building Regulations in June 2022. While this book...

Architecture Site Analysis Symbols – Set 2

Architecture Site Analysis Symbols – Set 2

Site Analysis Symbols   Introduction   The Site Analysis process involves effectively representing your research and findings. Typically this takes the form of some sort of map or diagram.  You can learn more about this in the ‘Diagramming your findings’...

Detail Library – New Details July 2022

Detail Library – New Details July 2022

New Details This month we have been exploring balconies and terraces. This latest set of details includes various Juliet balcony options, along with examples of Juliet balconies to existing buildings, plus a French door to terrace detail featuring door head, jamb and...

Archicad for Architects

Archicad for Architects

What is Archicad?   Archicad is a BIM design software, used by architects and design professionals to design, document and visualise their projects.   Archicad was released in 1987, and continues to be a favoured software amongst architects for its intuitive...

Top Books for Architectural Detailing

Top Books for Architectural Detailing

Top Books for Architectural Detailing   Introduction   Architectural detailing is a crucial skill for architects and technologists. However it can be quite difficult for us to envision how our design ideas actually come together. Further to this, depicting...

Learn Architectural Drawing with David Drazil

Learn Architectural Drawing with David Drazil

We are super excited by the immense learning opportunities Domestika is offering for architects and designers!   Domestika is currently the fastest growing online creative community where professionals from around the world give courses with a hands on approach...

Detail Library – New Details June 2022

Detail Library – New Details June 2022

New Details This month is all about updates on the Detail Library! We have spent many months preparing for the new building regulations changes which go live this June. So, over the last few days we have been uploading all of our updated details to the library. We...

Best Architecture Films

Best Architecture Films

Best Architecture Films   Why should you watch architecture films?   Architecture films can act as great sources of inspiration for both students and professionals. The spectacular visuals tied by fascinating narratives can be beneficial in encouraging new ideas...

Building Regulations Updates – June 2022

Building Regulations Updates – June 2022

On June 15 2022 the Building Regulations will be updated to improve energy efficiency in both residential and non residential buildings. These changes form part of the roadmap to the 2025 Future Homes Standard, with a primary goal to reduce carbon emissions and...

Free Tree CAD Blocks 13

Free Tree CAD Blocks 13

Free Tree CAD Blocks These tree CAD blocks are just a few of our huge collection of trees and landscaping. Whatever your project, we hope you will find the plants and trees that will set your drawings apart. Check out more of our landscaping CAD blocks. Check out this...

Detail Library – New Details May 2022

Detail Library – New Details May 2022

New Details This month we are excited to share a variety of flat roof details. We have had many of our members asking to see different types of flat roof finishes, along with drainage options - so that is exactly what we have produced for this month. They are all...

Free Photoshop Brushes – People

Free Photoshop Brushes – People

Free Photoshop People Brushes After such great feedback we are sharing another set of free photoshop brushes. This week, we have people in elevation. These brushes can be used to easily populate your elevation drawings with people. Simply amend the size of the brush...

Best Architecture Documentaries

Best Architecture Documentaries

Best Architecture Documentaries   Why should you watch architecture documentaries?   Architecture documentaries seek to inform and educate audiences on the built environment and related industries. Both students as well as professionals can draw inspiration from...

Underfloor Heating – A Brief Guide

Underfloor Heating – A Brief Guide

[update 2022]What is Underfloor Heating?  Underfloor heating uses a pipe or wire network, of either water or electrical systems to heat the floor. Underfloor heating is considered to offer improved energy efficiency, improved comfort and better interior choices than a...

Detail Library – New Details April 2022

Detail Library – New Details April 2022

New Details This month we are excited to share some new IQ Glass details. The Invisio structural glazing provides a modern alternative to framed curtain walling. It can be used to create large or long elevations of glazing. The system is thermally broken and therefore...

Free Escalators and Lifts CAD Blocks

Free Escalators and Lifts CAD Blocks

Escalators and Lifts Free CAD Blocks Welcome to our comprehensive collection of CAD blocks tailored specifically for architects, designers, and construction professionals. Whether you're working on residential, commercial, or industrial projects, our diverse library...

What To Do After Graduating Architecture School

What To Do After Graduating Architecture School

What to do after graduating architecture school... Congratulations! You’ve graduated! But now what? If you find yourself asking this question, you’ve landed in the right place. Hopefully our article will encourage you to consider some options to advance your...

Flat Roof Guide

Flat Roof Guide

In this flat roof guide, we will look at the different aspects to consider when designing a flat roof. Many of the images in this guide are courtesy of NHBC. The NHBC provide detailed guides and standards for UK Housebuilders. The guidance document is extremely...

Detail Library – New Details March 2022

Detail Library – New Details March 2022

New Details This month we have added more loft conversion details to the library. These details feature standing seam zinc dormer details. They range from window heads and sills, dormer connections, abutments and ridge connections plus more! They are all available as...

Free Photoshop Tree Elevation Brushes

Free Photoshop Tree Elevation Brushes

Free Photoshop Tree Elevation Brushes Today we are sharing our first set of free photoshop brushes. Sketchy tree elevation brushes. These brushes can be used to quickly add trees to your elevations to give things a bit more interest.   They are easy to use, and...

Best Architecture Podcasts

Best Architecture Podcasts

Why should you listen to architecture podcasts? Podcasts are a great way to learn about the things you are interested in or want to learn about. They can be entertaining as well as educational. Since architecture is an ever changing and evolving interdisciplinary...