Technical

In this section we look at some of the more technical aspects to studying and working in architecture. Over the coming months I am working to develop this section of the site to provide more useful guides and resources for all your technical questions and problems.

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Recent Posts

New Book Out Now – Understanding Loft Conversions!

New Book Out Now – Understanding Loft Conversions!

We are very excited to announce our new book, Understanding Loft Conversions is out today!! The book is the latest in the Understanding Architectural Details Series and focuses on many different types of loft conversion details.  You can read more about the book by...

Detail Library – New Details for September

Detail Library – New Details for September

New Details   This month we have added a selection of external details to the library. The details consist of wall to roof junctions, showing hidden and recessed gutter solutions to external claddings such as standing seam zinc, timber cladding and clay tiles.  They...

Detail Post: Brick Bonds and Patterns

Detail Post: Brick Bonds and Patterns

Detail Post: Brick Bonds and Patterns Brick is one of the most common materials used in architecture. It’s inexpensive, durable and versatile. The brick detail can be an important feature to pay attention to when designing a building, due to the wide range of styles...

Detail Library – New Details for August

Detail Library – New Details for August

New Details - Interior Details This month we have added a selection of new interior details to the library. This selection of drawings include concealed frame doorsets in collaboration with Selo. We also include sliding pocket doors from Enigma. They are all available...

Detail Library – New Details for July

Detail Library – New Details for July

New Details - Timber Lift and Slide Doors This month we have added a selection of new details to the library. This selection of drawings include timber lift and slide doors in collaboration with Green Building Store. We also feature a number of configurations for...

Detail Library – New Details for June

Detail Library – New Details for June

New Details - Basement Details This month we have added a selection of new details to the library. This large selection of drawings include various versions and iterations of a basement detail. They include insulated basement details, non insulated basement details,...

Detail Library – New Details for May

Detail Library – New Details for May

New Details - Bifold door details and sliding door details This month we have added a selection of new details to the library. We have teamed up with IQ Glass to bring some great bifold door and sliding door details incorporating the Sieger Lux Bifold Doors and their...

Detail Library – New Details for April

Detail Library – New Details for April

New Details - Rooflights, Lanterns and Monopitch Glazing This month we have added a selection of new details to the library. They range from rooflight details, roof lantern details, monopitch glazing details, wall abutment details and glazed bay windows. They are all...

Detail Post: Rooflight Details

Detail Post: Rooflight Details

The rooflight details featured in this post are available to download from our Detail Library. The Detail Library features a large number of construction details available to download as 2D CAD drawings or 3D SketchUp drawings, and Revit versions coming very soon....

Details Post – Passivhaus Cavity Wall Details

Details Post – Passivhaus Cavity Wall Details

The following article contains excerpts, details and information from our book Understanding Passivhaus - The Simple Guide to Passivhaus Detailing and Design. Passivhaus Cavity Wall Details   Understanding Passivhaus explores a number of different construction...

Detail Library – New Details for February

Detail Library – New Details for February

New Details - Loft Conversion Details This month we have added a selection of new details relating to loft conversions.   The loft conversion details include both the 2d cad drawings and 3d SketchUp drawings.   Our loft conversion details section now...

Details Post – Passivhaus Window Details

Details Post – Passivhaus Window Details

Passivhaus Wall Details The following article contains excerpts, details and information from our book Understanding Passivhaus - The Simple Guide to Passivhaus Detailing and Design. Passivhaus Windows   Windows perform a variety of functions in any building....

Technical Drawing: Construction drawings

Technical Drawing: Construction drawings

Technical Drawing: Construction Drawings   In Part 5 of the Technical Drawing series we are going to explore construction drawings.   Construction Drawings - what are they?   Working drawings, construction drawings, detailed design drawings.... they are...

Construction Detail Library

Construction Detail Library

The First In Architecture Construction Detail Library is live!   I am very excited to announce the official launch of our new website - the First In Architecture Detail Library.   The library is a collection of residential construction details (based on UK...

Passivhaus Thermal Bridges and Psi Values

Passivhaus Thermal Bridges and Psi Values

Passivhaus Thermal Bridges and Psi Values The following article contains details and information from our book Understanding Passivhaus - The Simple Guide to Passivhaus Detailing and Design and Details:Calculated. This article also contains contributions from Tad...

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.