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Free Download – People 02

Free Download – People 02

Free People DownloadI have been playing around with some new techniques recently, and have come up with these people. I hope you like them! They are free to download, PNG files, in colour, dark grey and white, so they are easy to drag and drop into your...

Building Fabric 04 – Sound Insulation

Building Fabric 04 – Sound Insulation

You can download a free sound insulation pdf of this post by clicking on the button below: As we have considered in a previous article, sound can have an impact on our physical and mental well being. Surveys have indicated that 50% of people find their home in some...

CAD Drawing Template Download

CAD Drawing Template Download

This CAD drawing template provides you with a great starting point for your drawings.   This template is in METRIC units! AutoCAD 2010 or later.   How many times have you opened a new drawing and spent too much time searching for the correct layers to use, copying...

Building Fabric 03 – Sunlight and Solar Gain

Building Fabric 03 – Sunlight and Solar Gain

You can download this post as a handy pdf for free, just click on the button below. Benefits of natural lighting in our buildings   Natural light in our buildings is known to improve occupant comfort. Scientists suggest that good natural light can increase...

Building Fabric 02 – Insulation Materials

Building Fabric 02 – Insulation Materials

You can download this entire article as a handy pdf document by clicking on the button below. Introduction to insulation materials   In order to create a comfortable thermal environment in our buildings we need to maintain a constant temperature within the building....

Building Fabric 01 – Thermal Performance

Building Fabric 01 – Thermal Performance

You can download a free PDF of this post by clicking on the button below.  Achieving good thermal performance of a building fabric will reduce the heat loss from a building, which in turn will reduce the space heating requirements along with carbon emissions and make...

Internal Environment – Thermal, Air, Sound and Light

Internal Environment – Thermal, Air, Sound and Light

You can download a free pdf of this article by clicking on the button below: Internal Environment   Some of the key factors requiring improvement for the sake of the internal environment of our buildings include thermal performance of the fabric of the building and an...

Construction and the Environment

Construction and the Environment

This is the first post in our new series - where we will look at a number of areas relating to sustainability, architecture and the environment, environmental architecture, renewables and more.    Construction and the environment    The construction industry has a...

Free CAD Blocks – Ships 2

Free CAD Blocks – Ships 2

This set of ship cad blocks from the First In Architecture Cad Block database features large boat and ship cad blocks both 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...

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 and...

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...