Nikken Sekkei and GRAPHISOFT Announce Strategic Partnership
One of the world’s largest architectural design firms, Nikken Sekkei and GRAPHISOFT, the global leader in BIM solutions for architects , announced their strategic partnership agreement to establish a jointly-funded BIM Competence & Research Center for advancing BIM in Japan and South-East Asia.
The multi-year strategic partnership agreement was signed at a special signature ceremony in Tokyo, in the presence of Viktor Orban, Prime Minister of Hungary.
Auditing your ArchiCAD Model using Building Materials and Surfaces
The introduction of Building Materials in ArchiCAD 17 is a significant shift forward in providing opportunities for building on the “Information” component of BIM. If you use Building Materials (BMat) well you will find that due to the number of embedded attributes they can act as Favorites for you.
Putting the "I" into your BIM Documentation
Over the last 10 years many Architectural Practices have embraced BIM Software (at differing levels) to build virtual models of their designs to obtain coordinated documentation. As ArchiCAD has developed each release with new features it has become quicker and easier to model your buildings to a greater level of detail with less effort. The one area of BIM that the majority of practices lack is the “Information”. Is it due to fear of the unknown, “Change”? Is it a lack of understanding of the Software? Or is it that they are waiting for someone else to give them the answers? The sooner you have an “Information Strategy” the better!
Jonas Dahlberg wins competition to design Norway memorial
Swedish artist Jonas Dahlberg has been named the winner of the closed competition announced by KORO/Public Art Norway to design the July 22, 2011 memorial sites in Norway. The 2011 Norway attacks were two sequential lone wolf terrorist attacks against the government, the civilian population and a Workers’ Youth League-run camp in the Oslo region on July 22, 2011, claiming a total of 77 lives.
Case Study: Budapest Music Center - video
We recently uploaded a great case study about the Budapest Music Center, a fantastic renovation project we're so proud to be associated with. We also put together a video, taking you inside the building and learning first-hand from the architects and designers what challenges they overcame to build this world-class music and research facility. Make sure you turn on the English captions, as the video is in Hungarian!
Custom Timber Log Homes has been using BIMx
Long-time ArchiCAD user Chris Sparks of Custom Timber Log Homes has been using BIMx for a year and a half. "With the advent of BIMx Docs – being able to map the BIM and the construction documents – well, we’re at a whole other level of wow," Chris says. In addition to the enhanced understanding that ArchiCAD and BIMx Docs provides, Chris says the value of BIMx Docs can be linked to the selling process. And that's not all: the money Chris saves on paper means he may be able to equip his clients with iPads in the near future, enabling them to access BIMx Docs from the outset. "After 8 to 10 sets of prints, the cost of an iPad has already been spent, so it makes sense." We couldn't agree more.
Building Materials – Three Examples that Balance Model and Drawings
In his recent blog post about Building Materials, Jared Banks shares three examples that balance model and drawings. These examples are meant to help ArchiCAD users work around some of the issues that require Jared's expert advice to solve.
Project Gallery: Belas House by Estúdio Urbano
The house is located inside the Belas Clube de Campo, a private condominium, where topography allowed to maximize exterior areas and offer privacy to the users. The project extends throughout three floors; the first floor comprehends garage, maid room, laundry room and technical area; the second floor comprehends the office, living room, kitchen and bedrooms; the third floor is entirely occupied with the master bedroom.