Interior Design Articles

A TOOL BY ANY OTHER NAME – PART 2

A TOOL BY ANY OTHER NAME – PART 2

How am I going to model this Octopus? ARCHICAD doesn’t have an Octopus Tool! Previously we looked at the potential uses of Tools in general and how a Tool’s name can be misleading. While a tool might be named after its primary use, what the name implies is not...
A TOOL BY ANY OTHER NAME – PART 1

A TOOL BY ANY OTHER NAME – PART 1

What is in a Name? A common difficulty for new users is figuring out how to model the desired geometry in ARCHICAD; and make it look correct in section, elevation, plan and 3D, while avoiding unnecessary drafting or redundant model elements. This struggle is often...
Simplified Project Sharing with BIMx Pro

Simplified Project Sharing with BIMx Pro

The simplified license options now available for BIMx and BIMx PRO make it easier than ever for users to select either the FREE version or the paid PRO version. Even with paid licenses, the purchase decision boils down to either providing all models on one device OR one model on all devices.

How much should I model in ArchiCAD? (Part 2)

How much should I model in ArchiCAD? (Part 2)

Don’t make something unless it is both necessary and useful; but if it is both necessary and useful, don’t hesitate to make it beautiful. -Shaker Philosophy In yesterday’s post, I started looking at the question of “How much should I model in...
How much should I model in ArchiCAD? (Part 1)

How much should I model in ArchiCAD? (Part 1)

In a not-so-recent post I discussed how to intelligently dumb down your output. I stressed that it is important to separate the intelligence of the model from that of the documentation. Add everything you can into the model and then curate what your audience sees....
Renovate, Innovate, Update – CORE and the Mount Pleasant Library

Renovate, Innovate, Update – CORE and the Mount Pleasant Library

The Carnegie Corporation of New York awarded a single government grant totaling $682,000 which paid for the construction of four public libraries. One of the last Carnegie libraries built in the United States using that grant is the Mount Pleasant Library in Washington, DC. The Mount Pleasant Library was originally built in 1925, and was recently renovated and expanded by DC-based architecture/design firm CORE using ArchiCAD.

The Mount Pleasant Library was recognized for design excellence by the DC Chapter of the American Institute of Architects with an Honor Award, Unbuilt Category 2009 and the American Institute of Architects DC Chapter, Merit Award for Historic Resources, 2013.

In addition, the Library is seeking LEED Certification for environmentally-friendly design.

Make Mine Cherry Flavor with Extra ArchiCAD

Make Mine Cherry Flavor with Extra ArchiCAD

Oh Yeah!!! Cue the Kool-Aid pitcher crashing through a cinder block wall… why am I beginning the post this way? Because in his own words, John Black of Lapis Design Partners has admitted to drinking the ArchiCAD Kool-Aid – and this is his story.

Black has been using ArchiCAD since version five. He believes the best thing Autocad ever did was drop their Macintosh platform just at the moment he began looking for a software program. Having been a Mac user, with no plans to change, he was ready to go from hand-drafting right into ArchiCAD. As with many users we’ve interviewed here on the blog, he had two weeks to get up to speed enough to create a design and presentation.

ArchiCAD for Interiors NYC Event

ArchiCAD for Interiors NYC Event

It was a feast for the eyes as well as a wonderful opportunity to network and engage with some of the top professionals in New York City last month. That’s when GRAPHISOFT teamed up with T-PROJECT, the US division of Italy’s premier production and sourcing hub for fashion and interior design, to host an exciting networking event in New York City.

Student Driven Design Exellence

Student Driven Design Exellence

The Interior Design Program at Abilene Christian University has been in place in the Department of Art and Design for ten years, and has quickly gained a reputation as being a premier program.  This is due in large part to the various local, regional, state and...
Getting into Interiors with ArchiCAD

Getting into Interiors with ArchiCAD

Tracy Stone, of Tracy A. Stone Architect has been working with ArchiCAD for many years. She has shared her design vision on projects both as an architect and instructor. Most recently, she employed the tools within ArchiCAD v15 & 16 on an interior design project...
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