Essentials

This section of articles covers a variety of topics, offering help and advice in many areas of your architecture studies and beyond. Whether you are looking for help in developing a concept for your next project, or you need a checklist in order to carry out a site analysis, you will find it here. I like to think of this section as the articles not to be missed.

Some of the most popular articles include:

Recent Posts

Architectural Model Making for Students

We have written a new and updated guide to architectural model making which you can check out below: Here are some resources for your architectural model making. Books Architectural Model Making - Nick Dunn This book is great for giving you ideas on styles and...

Construction Detailing Book

[This book is now available!! To find out more about it click here!] I thought I would give you a quick update as to what has been going on behind the scenes during the summer so far, to explain why the website has been a bit quiet. I am currently working on our next...

Tips for building on a sloped terrain

We recently had a question on our Facebook page that has since inspired this post. We were asked if we had any tips for building on a sloped terrain. So here goes: Cut and Fill: This describes the process of carving out a level plinth on a sloping site, in order to...

Colour Trees – Free PSD Download

We thought you might like these colour plans of trees in different seasons that we made! Really useful to drop into a site plan in photoshop. They are free for you to download - enjoy! [button color="green" size="medium"...

International Paper Sizes

Just because it can be very handy to know the international paper sizes - here they are! A0: 841mm x 1189mm A1: 594mm x 841mm A2: 420mm x 594mm A3: 297mm x 420mm A4: 210mm x 297mm A5: 148.5mm x 210mm A6: 105mm x 148.5mm

Average Heights / Dimensions of Person Sitting

Average Heights and Dimensions of a person sitting: Average Height of Seated Man (above seat level): 910mm Average Eye Level of Seated Man (above seat level): 790mm Average Shoulder Height of Seated Man (above seat level): 595mm Average Thigh Clearance of Man: 160mm...

Average Male and Female Dimensions / Heights

Average heights for male and female adults Male Height: 1740mm Female Height: 1610mm     Other standard/average adult dimensions MALE: Eye height: 1630mm Shoulder height: 1425mm Elbow height: 1090mm Hand height: 755mm Reach Upwards: 2060mm   FEMALE: Eye...

Autocad standard line weights – No. 2

Following on from our last post about Autocad line weights, plot styles etc - we have had a query from one of our readers about what the standards are for line weights when drawing, for example, windows, walls and so on. So, to make it easy for you guys we have put...

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.