BIM for Large Design Firms
LWK & Partners is a multinational architectural practice with over 800 staff, providing architectural services through its offices in Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Shenyang, Chongqing, Macau and Philippines.
We have interviewd Mr William Cheung, director at LWK, about their successful implementation of BIM with ARCHICAD and how it is used for the early desing stage or to comply with the stringent plan submission regulations of Hong Kong.
Hong Kong based Power User
Enzyme is a Hong Kong based power user of ARCHICAD, who are specialised in architecture and BIM consultancy. Watch the cinematic style introduction made by our GRAPHISOFT colleagues in Hong Kong.
Solibri-ARCHICAD 21 link provides 'Best in Class' quality assurance for ARCHICAD users
ARCHICAD users can now fully benefit from the latest update of Solibri’s unique software extension that provides a live link between ARCHICAD and Solibri Model Checker (SMC). The software allows exchange of both complete BIM models and partial updates in a real-time design scenario. In addition to the highly reliable “offline” IFC model exchange, this “live” link enables real-time information exchange.
Image source: Solibri Model Checker site
BIMx now supports Apple iPhone X Super Retina display!
GRAPHISOFT’s award-winning BIMx elegantly supports the extended, full screen iPhone X, without cropping the screen’s contents. Hyper-models fill every pixel of the screen, ensuring a stunning presentation experience. In addition, all BIMx controls have been adjusted to support Apple’s newly-introduced gestures. Together, BIMx and iPhone X offer the ultimate design presentation experience on a handheld device.
Ikeda Architecture uses BIM for interior design
Specialized in façade and interior design, Ikeda Architecture is based in Yokohama, Japan. The firm launched a full-scale BIM operation in 2015 and started working with ARCHICAD. This case study focuses on Ikeda Architecture's latest renovation project, "Itoya," one of the largest stationary stores in Japan, and how they applied BIM in the design and development of the interiors.
”G. Itoya” 3rd floor | Photo: Toshihide Kajihara
ARCHICAD design wins first prize in Yilong Futuristic City – Masterplan Competition
Hong Kong-based enzyme and the Computational Design team of Osaka-based TAKENAKA have won the top prize in the Yilong Futuristic City competition held in China for their project entitled "Yilong, Loop Linear City." Designed using ARCHICAD, the project also included Rhino-Grasshopper and Twinmotion in the workflow.
GRAPHISOFT receives Gold Stevie Award for ARCHICAD 21 marketing campaign
GRAPHISOFT was named the winner of the 2017 Stevie Awards for Marketing Campaign of the Year a few months ago. We just received the trophy the other day, and wanted to express our thanks to the outstanding developers at GRAPHISOFT who make our jobs so worthwhile, by creating innovative solutions for architects worldwide.
Container Architecture: winning awards and solving problems with ARCHICAD
"Shipping container-based design is becoming a whole new category of architecture as the 'tiny homes' movement gains popularity around the world, and the 2017 ARCHICAD Student Competition proves there is no end to what you can do." University students from across South Africa entered their best designs in a unique and inspiring contest launched by BimBakery.
Image: 2nd Place - The Container Church, Teboho Bokako, University of Johannesburg
"I've always seen ARCHICAD as a tool for me to prosper in this industry." Manqoba Khuboni
Founded by Manqoba Khuboni in South Africa in 2009, Thubalethu Architects is focused on becoming architectural pioneers by creating unique designs, as well as embracing local ethnic elements for specific projects, which require the fusion of traditional and urban architectural styles. In this video, Manqoba and his team talk about the power and freedom ARCHICAD offers, especially on large projects.