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

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...

Detail Post: Passivhaus Wall Details

Detail Post: Passivhaus Wall Details

Passivhaus Wall Details The following article contains details and information from our book Understanding Passivhaus - The Simple Guide to Passivhaus Detailing and Design. Building Fabric   The building fabric has a key role to play in achieving many of the...

Passivhaus Foundation Details

Passivhaus Foundation Details

Passivhaus Foundation Details The following article contains details and information from our book Understanding Passivhaus - The Simple Guide to Passivhaus Detailing and Design. Passivhaus Foundation Design   Passivhaus standards require high levels of...

Technical Drawing: Layout

Technical Drawing: Layout

Technical Drawing : Layout In part one of our technical drawing series, we will look at Layout. How should a drawing be composed, and what sort of information do we need to show on our architectural drawings?   Architectural drawings can be produced on varying...

Technical Drawing: Series Introduction

Technical Drawing: Series Introduction

Welcome to our new Technical Drawing Series!   Over this series we will be exploring the world of technical drawing for architecture, construction and interior design.    We will be looking at best practice for producing drawings. The architect or designers...

Detail Post – Green Roof Details

Detail Post – Green Roof Details

This green roof details post includes excerpts and details from our book Understanding Architectural Details - Residential. Introduction to Green Roof Details A green or living roof is a flat or low pitched roof with a layer of planting over the waterproofing...

Detail Post – Window Details

Detail Post – Window Details

This timber cladding details post includes excerpts and details from our book Understanding Architectural Details - Residential. Introduction to Window Details Approved Document Part A states that the number, size and position of openings should not impair the...

Detail Post – Rainscreen Cladding Details

Detail Post – Rainscreen Cladding Details

Rainscreen Cladding Details[lwptoc] This is a follow on post from our previous post Cladding Details - if you haven’t seen that already please   check it out. The following post includes excerpts from our book Understanding Architectural Details - Commercial....

CAD Drawing Template Download North American version

CAD Drawing Template Download North American version

This CAD drawing template provides you with a great starting point for your drawings. This North American CAD template is in IMPERIAL 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...

Detail Post – Cladding Details

Detail Post – Cladding Details

The following post includes excerpts from our book Understanding Architectural Details - Commercial. Introduction to Cladding Details   Cladding Details - Functional Requirements   There are a wide variety of walling and cladding systems available for commercial and...

Standard Brick Sizes

Standard Brick Sizes

A guide to standard brick sizes and bonds   When it comes to standard brick sizes, there are quite a few more variations than you may have initially thought. Not only do standard brick sizes vary from country to country, we also have different ways of building...

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.