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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.

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”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.

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GRAPHISOFT receives Gold Stevie Award for ARCHICAD 21 marketing campaign

January 17, 2018 |GRAPHISOFT Award Stevie Marketing

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.

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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.

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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.

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Architosh Exclusive –” Nemetschek Group Unveils Its CDE Strategy with Bluebeam Technology at its Core

"Customers are becoming increasingly sophisticated and we are expanding beyond just getting customers into BIM solutions,” says Flaherty. “The big trend now is getting customers into a complete digital workflow. And there is a greater workflow to be solved than BIM that runs through all the phases.” CDE is not limited to data assets coming from a BIM environment. And a key issue in inefficiency in the AEC industry is that the industry is still very much reliant on manual processes rather than digital ones. “BIM Level 2 is about exchanging information without paper, or simple exchanges like e-mail or shared drives,” adds Flaherty. “The big news today,” says Sean, “is we are working as a group on a CDE to meet our common document and process needs. The immediate goal is meeting those BIM Level 2 requirements as the first step for the Group and its CDE initiatives.”

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GRAPHISOFT announces Grasshopper-ARCHICAD Live Connection V2.0

GRAPHISOFT® today announced a significant update to the Grasshopper-ARCHICAD Live Connection. GRAPHISOFT’s industry-first, bi-directional “live” connection allows Rhino and Grasshopper users to connect to a professional BIM software (ARCHICAD) on both the Windows and Mac operating systems. Rhino-Grasshopper-ARCHICAD connections allow architects to leverage the strengths of the three design environments, filling a gap in the design process between early stage design and Building Information Modeling (BIM). The latest update of GRAPHISOFT’s Grasshopper-ARCHICAD live connection opens a new level of intelligent workflows between the two design environments (algorithmic design and BIM).

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GRAPHISOFT Announces ARCHICAD – Bluebeam Revu Connectivity

December 12, 2017 |ARCHICAD Bluebeam Revu

GRAPHISOFT today announced a new connection between ARCHICAD 21 and Bluebeam Revu, significantly improving collaboration among architects, engineers and other project stakeholders. The capability will enable any markup created in Revu to be imported as a native ARCHICAD markup entry, automatically appearing in the correct location on the design model without manual intervention, and significantly speeding up the processing of RFIs and RFCs. ARCHICAD 21 is the first BIM authoring tool that supports complete round-trip workflows between architects and project stakeholders who are reviewing the published documentation with Bluebeam Revu.

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GRAPHISOFT-sponsored Team Sapienza in 2018 Solar Decathlon Middle East finals

GRAPHISOFT is a proud sponsor of Team Sapienza representing Sapienza University in Rome in the 2018 Solar Decathlon Middle East finals; the team is one of 21 teams chosen for this honor. Created by the initiative of the US Department of Energy in 2002, the Solar Decathlon is an International biennial architectural, design, planning, engineering and communication competition. It aims to develop innovation and transfer of knowledge and research in the field of renewable energy and sustainable architecture, strongly contributing to the dissemination of industrialized, solar and sustainable housing.

Watch this video to learn more about how Team Sapienza worked with ARCHICAD to make it to the finals!

Creating holistic architecture requires a sense of perspective

"For architects, digital tools reignite the joy of seeing their work being built." This is how Charles Bessard links his company’s embrace of the latest digital tools with the basic satisfaction architects get when they see their projects realized. BESSARDs' Studio takes pride in being a small studio, since it allows them to control the entire architectural process. BIM generates a crucial overview for the holistic approach of this architectural firm. Learn how BIM and ARCHICAD have become an integral part of the firm's workflow.

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