Articles

Discover a range of stories from architects in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico regions.

“[ARCHICAD is] Undoubtedly the best design tool available to architects today”

AOME Architects

“[ARCHICAD] has given my office an edge… We have been able to take on more projects and increase profits.”

Mittmann Architect

“[Using ARCHICAD] has changed my life… My productivity is perhaps 3x what it was, with a fraction of the stress. “

Green Design Build LLC

Do Creative Minds Matter?

Once the curtains lifted and the explosive, starburst chandeliers had risen to the ceiling, Plácido Domingo, Renée Fleming and Dmitri Hvorostovsky brought cheers and tears at the Met’s fiftieth...

A Straw in the Sky

ARCHICAD user David Hertz, FAIA of The Studio of Environmental Architecture uses innovative and unusual materials to create beautiful and environmentally conscious designs. In the post below you...

Boast about #2017BIMCON

So happy to have hosted you at our third User Conference last month in Vegas. This time around, we're showcasing the attendee experience via a the video testimonial app, Boast. [fvplayer...

Warm Cool Warm

What makes cities exciting, poetic, worth waking up for? The short answer is lights at night. At 1 a.m., a bedsheet hung up to dry in Venice reflects the moon over a canal (reflected once more in...

Better 3D yields better 2D

Introduction (Constants and Continuous Change) In 2016 we covered the reasons to do BIM (there are only two) and the first task to focus on after making the leap (there is only one): There are only...

Life Beyond Sustainability?

The 140-bed hospital complex stops time, like a long-lost friend you run into where you’d least expect to. In such a surprise occurrence, past and future appear to come to a standstill. Here, just...

Quad Conferences Begin!

March Madness - without the orange ball This March marks the beginning of a series of regional conferences held annually in the spring in the Northeast, South, Midwest and West Quads. Hosted by...

Random Path to Mastery

I don't like aspirational purchases, especially ones related to my business. I'm not one to spend money on something that "I swear I'll learn." There are so many great software and technology...

Announcing BIMcloud Update

BIMcloud has some changes and new features Much has changed since BIMcloud was first introduced some two years ago. If you need to become reacquainted with this powerful feature, this introductory...

Ipso Prestbo!

ArchitectureBoston Expo (ABX) 2016 last November was, as expected, the busiest, bustlingest building industry event in the Northeast. And yet by closing day November 17, the aftershock of the...

Messy, But Not Too

A 3,500-acre retreat in the Western Ghats of India: a 100-room lodge, a spa with 12 villas…cultural programming demonstrating the role of the music, art, and literature in promoting a sustainable...

Our clients need to see our designs in VR

BIMx and VR: the first encounter At least twenty-five people attended our most recent Seattle Area ARCHICAD User Group. Having run and organized user groups since 2009, I was very pleased with the...

Mamou-Mani, Maker

Like explorers heading their tiny craft upstream, a pair of bicyclists float over the sands of Nevada’s Black Rock Desert. A dust storm shrouds them from 60,000 more inhabitants of their pop-up...

Conquering BIM: never do just one thing

Part One: Never do just one thing In my first post about Project Info, I ended with this statement about automation and coordination: "It's an old ARCHICAD adage that if you're going to see...

Doris Sung And The Surly Strongman

If you are one to break into architectural studios in the middle of the night, think twice about breaking into dO|Su in Los Angeles. There, its principal Doris Sung keeps her collection of critters,...

Mix Master

In his Crown Heights, Brooklyn, studio last year Charles Goldman was reading the New York Times. After weighing its symbolic value as a “spreader of information,” he launched a series of “plop...

Intelligent Dumbing (2016)

Good BIM practices require us to include as much information as we know, as early as possible. Often this results in educated guesses, placeholders, and an avalanche of specificity that frightens...

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