No longer ArchiMAG!

No longer ArchiMAG!

We are sad to announce that we are no longer publishing new issues of ArchiMAG. Old issues are still available in ArchiMAG app but content won’t be updated any more. Thanks for all writers & readers for your support!  Read More

Vennesla Library – ArchiCAD 16 Signature Project

Vennesla Library – ArchiCAD 16 Signature Project

One might recognise this building from the side of new ArchiCAD 16 pack. The release of ArchiCAD version 16 coincided with the opening of the new Vennesla cultural centre designed by Helen & Hard Architects – a modern monumental building and a community meeting place in one. The project won the wood building prize in 2011 and the State construction prize in 2012, and it has... Read More

Solibri Model Checker v8 – helping BIM projects succeed

Solibri Model Checker v8 – helping BIM projects succeed

Solibri, Inc. is excited to introduce the Solibri Model Checker v8 bringing step-by-step guidance to BIM QA/QC. Many have seen or heard about the NIST report attributing an estimated USD 15.8 billion annual waste in the construction industry in the USA alone. Today, this is no longer acceptable. We have the tools and means to master information and, based on the OpenBIM approach,... Read More

Going Global with Teamwork

Going Global with Teamwork

Since its introduction in ArchiCAD 5.1 in 1997 the Teamwork feature has been evolving constantly and now opens up the possibility of global working. This has been successfully used by Icelandic architecture office Batteríið Arkitektar who used it to go global with their business when Iceland’s economic climate was struggling. In 2008 Iceland’s economy was hit hard. The collapse... Read More

1960’s Box House Revised

1960’s Box House Revised

When interior designer Chris Choy bought a typical 1960’s San Francisco box house, it was not in a great shape, it desperately needed updating. This didn’t stop Choy buying the house though as he saw potential in the house. Instead, he asked Terry&Terry architects to join him turning a boxy house into a modern dwelling. The house before renovation Even though Chris Choy’s... Read More

COR – Green Building that Stands Out

COR – Green Building that Stands Out

Two online portals – ShareAEC and AECCafe – jointly organised a Sustainable Architecture Challenge some time ago. The competition’s aim was to find innovative ways for sustainable architecture. Of all the submitted works, one entry stood out from others: COR – a multi-purpose complex. It mesmerized the jury with its original and well-thought design as sustainability... Read More

Something Old, Something New

Something Old, Something New

Architect John Allsopp has created an awardwinning concept house that combines the Caribbean way of living with sustainability. Antillean Gothic won the award for Best Architectural Innovation in the 2011 Caribbean Construction Awards. Let’s take a closer look and see what this unique housingconcept is made of. The devastating earthquakes in Haiti in 2010 was a turning point... Read More

BIM Modelling – a Useful Tool for the City of Helsinki

BIM Modelling  – a Useful Tool for the City of Helsinki

The City of Helsinki encourages the use of building information modelling as it enables the city to acquire more and better information on its properties and to maintain them more easily. Thus, the city is gradually shifting to BIM modelling, in both new build and refurbishment projects. The City of Helsinki Public Works department has its own Architectural Division with a current... Read More

ArchiCAD & IFC – Achieving 3D-based Interoperability

ArchiCAD & IFC – Achieving 3D-based Interoperability

Open BIM and IFC The goal of Building Information Modelling (BIM) is to create a comprehensive building model that can be effectively applied throughout the entire lifecycle of the building (including design, construction, maintenance) by all the participants – architects, engineers, builders and owners – in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction industry (AEC). BIM... Read More

Najaf Hospital in Iraq

Najaf Hospital in Iraq

After long deliberations, Engineering Adnan Saffarini Office (EAS) chose ArchiCAD as their BIM software. Here, Hassan Saffarini, Director of Operations at EAS explains the reasons behind the decision and how implementing BIM in a large office is managed. Eng. Adnan Saffarini Office (EAS), one of the most prominent engineering consultants in the United Arab Emirates and other parts... Read More