INSPIRELI AWARDS: The world’s largest architectural student contest is now open!
Based in the Czech Republic, the INSPIRELI AWARDS is the world’s largest architectural student contest. This year, ARCHICAD is the main software partner of the global contest, which awaits the projects of students of architecture, urban planning/landscape and interior design. The contest brings together students and professionals, enabling new talents to tell their stories and raise awareness about their own world view, before they get a chance to build it. Furthermore, submitted projects in the architecture category will also compete to design the Czech Republic’s Embassy in Addis Ababa, which will be built.
The final ceremony of the INSPIRELI AWARDS will be held during the 2020 UIA World Congress of Architects in Rio de Janeiro; the winner of the Grand Prize will be awarded an ARCHICAD 22 license.
Asia’s First VR/AR Event for Architecture and Culture will be held in Singapore
GRAPHISOFT is proud to co-sponsor Immersive Architecture (IM Arch) Asia, Asia’s First Conference on Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality for Architecture and Culture, which will be held in Singapore, January 17-19, 2019. The conference will host architecture, design, real estate and cultural heritage professionals during three days of workshops, presentations and networking on the latest technologies and innovations of virtual and mixed reality.
BIM in Practice
Following on from the sell-out conference in September, 'BIM in Practice' returns to Dublin with new speakers. This free event will be held on Wednesday, February 13, at The Westbury.
The event will cover a mixture of BIM-related topics including how architects can get ‘easy wins’ when rolling out a BIM workflow -- from the practicalities of collaboration to the more artistic and design-led aspects of modeling.
Be an architect of the digital future! Registration is open for the Winter Open BIM Academy (WOBA)
In 2019, our partner, BIM POINT, is organizing the Winter Open BIM Academy (WOBA), a continuation of their previous ARCHICAD Winter Schools. Architects, designers and engineers attending WOBA March 10-17, 2019 in Tarvisio, Italy will enjoy a rich program of BIM-related workshops during the conference, as well as the chance to ski in one of the most picturesque Alpine ski resorts. GRAPHISOFT will again be present to provide specialized workshops around ARCHICAD, such as OPEN BIM workflows, dRofus integration, Rhino/Grasshopper workflow and a sneak peek at ARCHICAD 23!
Registration is now open for this international event.
Book your stay by January 31, 2019 and get a 100 € early bird discount!
OPEN BIM Seminar held in Santiago de Chile
PlanBIM, the organization in charge of developing BIM Standards for Chile, held an OPEN BIM Seminar on December 12, in Santiago de Chile, which was co-sponsored by GRAPHISOFT Chile. 400 people participated in the event, where the main topic was live OPEN BIM collaboration and coordination over the course of two hours between these BIM applications: ARCHICAD for architecture; SOLIBRI for code checking; ETABS for structural analysis; TEKLA for structural details; AECOsim for energy calculations; REVIT for MEP; Navisworks for clash detection; DAQRI for augmented reality and 3D Experience. After the successful OPEN BIM live demo, which was facilitated through interoperable file formats using multiple software applications, GRAPHISOFT OPEN BIM Program Manager, Rob Roef, gave a keynote speech about the importance of OPEN BIM by highlighting global case studies.
BIMcloud New Features video series is now online
GRAPHISOFT has published a new video series about BIMcloud New Features. These videos help users to learn about Teamwork, license practicalities, data safety, switching from BIMcloud to BIMcloud Basic and scaling the system to a second computer. Find out more about BIMcloud here and watch the playlist of the new videos here.
“Working on the same ARCHICAD model from different countries, we are having less problems than I could ever imagine…”
M. Arch. Peter Snellman, Senior Architect and Project Manager of TILLBERG DESIGN of SWEDEN, spoke with us at the 2018 Key Client Conference about their projects. Founded in 1964, TILLBERG DESIGN of SWEDEN is a world leader in cruise ships’ interior design and they have offices in Sweden, Poland and the USA. Since their projects contain a high level of detail, they need to work on large files on the same project, from various countries. They find it very efficient and consider it a huge time-saver, that ARCHICAD reflects the revisions immediately on their model, without any problems.
“The great thing about ARCHICAD is that it is very interoperable with other software…”
Daryl Calder, Principal of Studio Pacific in Wellington, New Zealand, spoke with us at the 2018 Key Client Conference about their recent projects and their experiences using ARCHICAD with other visualization software. Studio Pacific started using 3D in 1995 and they have been active users ever since. They think it is especially useful that ARCHICAD helps the architects to understand the potential for improving the workflows on the projects and it helps the clients to feel the spatial quality of their projects.
Budapest’s Museum of Ethnography, designed with ARCHICAD, wins “World's Best Architecture” prize
Budapest, Hungary’s Museum of Ethnography has won the 2018 International Property Awards in the "World's Best Architecture” category. Designed by Napur Architect using ARCHICAD, this project previously won the 2018 European Property Awards in the "Best Public Service Architecture” category, as well. The museum project, a result of an international design competition, will be constructed in Budapest’s City Park (Városliget), one of the world’s first public parks.
ARCHICAD by the Beach 2018 - A Huge Success!
The inaugural ‘ARCHICAD by the Beach’ event was held by BIM6x, in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, October 28-November 4. Sixty-three people gathered in the gorgeous Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas for the highly anticipated event. The goal was to bring passionate ARCHICAD users together with some of the best ARCHICAD experts in the world, including representatives from GRAPHISOFT HQ in Budapest, in an amazing location.