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Conquering BIM: never do just one thing

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 something more than once, model it. That’s how we...

ARCHICAD Firm Wins AIA Milwaukee Emerging Professionals Design Competition

The team at Galbraith Carnahan Architects (GCA) took first place in the recent 2015 AIA Milwaukee Emerging Professionals Design Competition. Using ARCHICAD, architect, Nick Carnahan, and intern architects Brandon Reinke and John Annis seized the opportunity to display their skills by submitting a design titled The Oneida. Using ARCHICAD 18 and the built-in rendering engine powered by CineRender, the design shows off a more modern look, using materials that play off the old and new components.

AIA Chicago Announces Winners of 2014 Small Projects Awards

AIA Chicago Announces Winners of 2014 Small Projects Awards

The AIA Chicago Small Projects Awards have been announced and ArchiCAD firm, Wrap Architecture has won an award for its “Safe House” design. The city-wide competition that celebrates small-scale work and emerging firms is now in its fourth year. Recently thirteen projects out of a field of 96 entries were recognized at a ceremony held at Architectural Artifacts.

Intense Designs Supported by ArchiCAD

Intense Designs Supported by ArchiCAD

Michael Doll AIA, an architect based in Cedarburg, WI created a skyscraper for the design competition, Evolve 2014. The concept is a public building, “Cevitas Centralis” Latin for “Citizen Central.” It is a building dedicated to public use as opposed to profit driven and would be used as a public gathering place, for performances, meetings and events.

Intelligent Dumbing

Intelligent Dumbing

I recently wrote an article for an online AIA journal. The topic was about BIM and design. Here’s an excerpt: “BIM also provides the opportunity for shifts in resolution. Architects designing with BIM can dial up or down the detail of a model, either by...
Two Ways to Understand Your Global Data

Two Ways to Understand Your Global Data

Did you survive my recent post on the differences between Attributes and Parameters? Now that I’ve exhaustively described how Attributes, parameters, and non-parameter based data relate, I want to look more closely at Attributes. In ArchiCAD there are twelve...
Order AND Complexity

Order AND Complexity

I’ve been thinking a lot about Order and Chaos… If you haven’t read the Slate article A Unified Theory of Muppet Types, find time to read it after you’re done with this post (or pause and read that before continuing). It was transformative for...
Static Thoughts – Part 2

Static Thoughts – Part 2

In Part 1 of this post from earlier in the week, I talked about the propagation of changes in an ArchiCAD model (for good and ill). I shared some thoughts on both preventions and cures. I now want to expand on some of those thoughts. Did you know you can lock both...
Static Thoughts – Part 1

Static Thoughts – Part 1

Everything is linked! Changes made in plans propagate to sections, elevations, schedules, and 3D views! It’s all coordinated. This is the world we live in when we use ArchiCAD. And it’s great. But let’s look at the reverse for a  moment… The...
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