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The Ultimate Guide To Mastering Architectural Diagrams

The Ultimate Guide To Mastering Architectural Diagrams

What are Architectural Diagrams?   Architectural diagrams are effective visual tools for architects that help to communicate complex design ideas in much clearer ways to diverse audiences, be it to your clients, tutors or fellow professionals. The inclusion of a...

Autocad Line Weights and Plot Styles

Autocad Line Weights and Plot Styles

Over the years I have written a couple of items about line weights, plotstyles and the like, and somewhere in the depths of YouTube there is a video tutorial too, with terrible sound. I continue to get so many questions about line weights and plot styles, especially...

Understanding Scales and Scale Drawings

Understanding Scales and Scale Drawings

  IntroductionIn this post we will be exploring architectural scales and scale drawings. Scale usually refers to the adjustment of size, which is either the reduction or magnification of real-life objects while maintaining their proportions. In architecture,...

Landscape Architecture

Landscape Architecture

Introduction to Landscape Architecture   Landscape architecture is a fascinating part of design that often doesn't get as much attention as it should. While we're all used to seeing impressive buildings, the design of outdoor spaces is just as important....

25 Classical Architecture Terms

25 Classical Architecture Terms

Introduction Classical architecture represents the architectural styles of ancient Greek and Roman traditions that have had a great influence on the built environment, as we know today. It is very important that we, as architecture students and professionals,...

Vectorworks and BIM

Vectorworks and BIM

When we talk about BIM we instantly think of Revit and 3D models but in reality BIM is more than just a 3D model and there are a wide range of programmes that are also BIM compatible. Check our previous post comparing Revit to ArchiCad. BIM, or Building Information...

Architectural Line Weights and Line Types

Architectural Line Weights and Line Types

Understanding architectural line weights and line types is a key part of the early architectural student journey. In architectural drawings, line weights and line types are essential because they help convey the importance and hierarchy of different elements within...

Tips for building on a sloped terrain

Tips for building on a sloped terrain

IntroductionThis ‘Tips for Building on a Sloped Terrain’ post originated from a question that we had received a while back on our Facebook page, and it has since become one of our most well-received posts. We were asked if we had any tips for building on a sloped...

22 Best Free CAD Block Websites

22 Best Free CAD Block Websites

Introduction   [Updated October 2023] Welcome to our 22 best free cad block websites article! We have put together our favourite selection of free cad block websites below. But before we dive into that…a little shameless self-promotion…! We have our own CAD block...

Architecture Mapping

Architecture Mapping

Architecture Mapping   Introduction   Architecture mapping is one of the most commonly used techniques to represent and communicate architectural designs and ideas. Almost all architectural projects require you to analyse, explore or produce maps at some...

Architecture Student Bundle

Architecture Student Bundle

We are very excited to introduce our brand new Architecture Student Bundle. The Bundle is packed full of useful information and time-saving resources to help you throughout your architectural studies and beyond. Let's look at the bundle in more detail....Introducing a...

Revit Vs Archicad

Revit Vs Archicad

Revit Vs Archicad Revit and Archicad are two of the most popular BIM software tools in the construction industry. BIM, or Building Information Modelling, is a 3D modelling process that enables architects, engineers, and contractors to design, construct, and manage...

MY FAVOURITE TOOLS AND RESOURCES

I have curated a list of some of the tools and resources I would strongly recommend for anyone studying or working in Architecture.