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CP03 Bedroom Furniture CAD Blocks

CP03 Bedroom Furniture CAD Blocks

This set of bedroom furniture cad blocks from the First In Architecture Cad Block database. I hope you find them useful. This set of cad blocks includes: bed cad blocks bedside table cad blocks ottoman cad blocks occasional chair cad blocks objects and accessories...

What is a Construction Drawing?

What is a Construction Drawing?

What is a construction drawing?   A construction drawing or set of construction drawings form part of the pre-construction information that is used to construct a building. Before we dive in to construction drawings, what they look like and what they include -...

Metric Data 05 Approach Entrance and Horizontal Circulation

Metric Data 05 Approach Entrance and Horizontal Circulation

Metric Data 05: Approach, Entrance and Horizontal Circulation In Visitable Dwellings   In Metric Data 05 we look at the approach to dwellings, entrance and circulation. This includes details such as requirements for ramps, steps, corridors and sanitary facilities...

Straw bale construction

Straw bale construction

What is straw bale construction?   Straw bale construction uses the renewable material of straw, in bale form to act as an infill material to timber frame structures or as a load bearing structure to buildings of no more than two storeys. The construction method...

What is a Passivhaus?

What is a Passivhaus?

What is a Passivhaus? The Passivhaus standard, developed in Germany, is a low energy design standard. It was developed in 1990, over 25 years ago and some estimates suggest there are well over 50,000 Passivhaus buildings around the world.  Some of the key...

Metric Data 04 Circulation and Space

Metric Data 04 Circulation and Space

Metric Data 04: Circulation and space   In Metric Data 04 we look at the circulation and space. This includes details such as space requirements for people next to each other, in a queue, corridor width requirements, wheelchair passing space and much more. These...

Understanding Passivhaus is out now!

Understanding Passivhaus is out now!

I am delighted to announce that the long awaited Understanding Passivhaus - A Simple Guide to Passivhaus Detailing and Design is now available! The book explores the Passivhaus key principles and looks at the various building methods that can be employed to achieve...

Best Laptop for Architects 2019/2020

Best Laptop for Architects 2019/2020

What is the best laptop for architects? Every year I take a look at the requirements of popular software that we use in architecture (AutoCAD, Revit, Rhino, 3DS Max etc) and check out all the latest in computing and laptops in order to recommend some of the best...

Courses For Architects

Courses For Architects

We take a look at the best courses for architects We have teamed up with LinkedIn Learning to bring you a great selection of online courses for Architects.   I have been a long time fan of Lynda.com which is now LinkedIn Learning. I have learnt many new skills...

Metric Data 03 Average dimensions of wheelchair user

Metric Data 03 Average dimensions of wheelchair user

Metric Data 03: Average dimensions of man and woman in wheelchair   In Metric Data 03 we look at the average dimensions of a wheelchair, and average dimensions of a wheelchair user. This includes details such as average height, average width, average reach...

Pine Forest Texture Pack

Pine Forest Texture Pack

I am really excited to bring you a free texture pack for your creative work. These images are free to use, in both your commercial or personal projects. The textures available are all from a pine forest, and include the following: Pine tree bark Pine forest trees Pine...

What is the best laptop for architecture students? 2019/2020

What is the best laptop for architecture students? 2019/2020

[Updated August 2019] What is the best laptop for architecture students? Every year I take a look at the requirements of popular software that we use in architecture (AutoCAD, Revit, Rhino, 3DS Max etc) and check out all the latest in computing and laptops in order to...

Metric Data 02 Average dimensions of person sitting

Metric Data 02 Average dimensions of person sitting

Metric Data 02: Average dimensions of man and woman sitting In Metric Data 02 we look at the average dimensions of a man sitting and the average dimensions of a woman sitting. This includes details such as average height of man when seated, average height of woman...

Rammed Earth Construction

Rammed Earth Construction

What is rammed earth construction?   Rammed earth construction is the process of ramming a mixture of aggregates, like gravel, sand, silt and clay into a formwork to create walls. When the earth is dry the formwork is removed to reveal solid monolithic walls. ...

Metric Data 01 Average dimensions of person standing

Metric Data 01 Average dimensions of person standing

Metric Data 01: Average dimensions of man and woman standing In Metric Data 01 we look at the average dimensions of a man standing and the average dimensions of a woman standing. This includes details such as average male height, average female height, average reach...

Free CAD Blocks – Disabled people

Free CAD Blocks – Disabled people

This set of cad blocks from the First In Architecture Cad Block database features disabled people 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...

CP02 CAD Blocks Furniture

CP02 CAD Blocks Furniture

Living Room Furniture CAD Blocks This set of living room furniture cad blocks from the First In Architecture Cad Block database. I hope you find them useful. This set of cad blocks includes: sofa cad blocks side table cad blocks coffee table cad blocks occasional...

Understanding Scales and Scale Drawings

Understanding Scales and Scale Drawings

You can download a handy pdf of this post Understanding Scale Drawings by clicking the download button below! Understanding the concept of architectural scales and scale drawings   Scale drawings allow us to accurately represent sites, spaces, buildings and...

CP01 CAD Blocks Furniture

CP01 CAD Blocks Furniture

This set of cad blocks furniture from the First In Architecture Cad Block database features living and dining furniture. I hope you find them useful. This set of cad blocks includes: sofas tables side table coffee table chairs dining chairs book cases storage units...

Free CAD Blocks – Fences and Railings

Free CAD Blocks – Fences and Railings

This set of cad blocks from the First In Architecture Cad Block database features fence cad blocks and railing cad blocks in 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...

Biomass Energy

Biomass Energy

What is biomass energy?   Biomass is a fuel that is produced by organic means. It is derived from burning of trees or plants which have absorbed CO2 during their lifetime. So, the CO2 that is absorbed during the life of the tree or plant, is then re-released when...

Air source and ground source heat pumps

Air source and ground source heat pumps

What is a heat pump? A heat pump is a system that extracts heat from a source, such as the ground, and upgrades the heat to a useful temperature. The heat is then used for space heating.  Electricity is required to convert the heat that is harvested into usable...

Free Download – People 03

Free Download – People 03

Free People Download 03 I have been playing around with some new techniques recently, and have come up with a few more of 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...

Combined Heat and Power

Combined Heat and Power

What is Combined heat and power (CHP)?   Combined heat and power (CHP) generates electricity by burning fuel, and captures the usable heat that is produced in the process. Essentially, it is a system that is able to produce both electricity, and heating. Conventional...