The Best of the Best: ARCHICAD users among this year's Architizer A+Award winners
The results are in and the winners of the 2018 Architizer A+Awards have been announced. In addition to the professional jury of 400 luminaries and thought leaders, over 400,000 public votes were cast from more than 100 countries and territories, with entries from over 100 nations, for a total of 196 winners. As the world's largest program focused on promoting and celebrating the year's best architecture, it's no surprise that ARCHICAD users took home multiple honors. The A+Awards shortlists , special mention and winners' circle includes these outstanding ARCHICAD users (in alphabetical order): Aedas, Bates Masi + Architects, BEHF Architects, Bernardes Arquitetura, CHROFI, Dan Brunn Architecture, ENOTA, fjmt, Gerber Architekten, Group GSA, Christophe Gulizzi with Auer Weber, HIBINOSEKKEI + Youji no Shiro, Huf Haus, Nikken Sekkei, OPA, Oppenheim Architecture, Patrick Schweitzer et Associés Architectes, Perkins+Will, Inc, RA\\ Rebelo de Andrade, Reiulf Ramstad Architects, SkB Architects, SPF:architects and many more...
Photo: Arena Pays d’Aix, Aix-en-Provence, France | Architects: Christophe Gulizzi with Auer Weber | Photo: ©Lisa Ricciotti
A 130 year-old story: the architectural survey of the Hungarian State Opera House
CÉH Inc. of Budapest, Hungary was tasked with the enormous job of measuring and modeling the Hungarian State Opera House as a precursor for the renovation and management of the historic building. The combination of building surveying with geodetic methods and architectural 3D modeling, with the help of point cloud technology, made it possible to develop a detailed 3D model of this elaborate building while it remained in use.
Although the ARCHICAD model was smartly optimized to be easily manageable for all possible uses, the BIM model size was difficult to manage with GRAPHISOFT’s mobile product, BIMx. However, the recently published BIMx Lab, a technology preview version of BIMx was able to cope with it as it was optimized to handle large and detailed models with polygon-counts previously unimaginable.
BIMx Lab hit App Store
BIMx Lab, the technology preview version of GRAPHISOFT’s next-gen BIMx engine was published in the Apple App Store to collect user feedback for finalizing the technology for commercial use later this year. As a technology preview BIMx Lab has limited functionality but is optimized for one single purpose — visualizing large 3D models.
Moscow's CPU PRIDE takes OPEN BIM approach to new levels
Our Russian readers will definitely appreciate this post – Vitaly Krestianchik of CPU PRIDE in Moscow prepared a very detailed and inspiring review about the recent KCC 2018 in Budapest. At the conference, Vitaly and Elena Myznikova presented a Russian example of an advanced OPEN BIM approach to solve extremely complex projects.
Nemetschek posts strong growth and high profitability in Q2
GRAPHISOFT parent company, the Nemetschek Group, has accelerated considerably compared to the first three months of 2018, despite ongoing negative currency exchange effects. The profitability of the Group continued to remain high in Q2. At the same time, the Nemetschek Group invested in strategic projects to achieve double-digit growth in the future as well. In addition, the Nemetschek stock price has grown +10% over the course of the the past few months. The Nemetschek Group is the second-largest provider of software solutions for the AEC industry worldwide.
AEC Magazine review: ARCHICAD 22 and the future
Martyn Day reports on the world premiere of ARCHICAD 22 at the recent Key Client Conference in Budapest, covering the new features in the latest version, BIMcloud, key client presentations, as well as what makes ARCHICAD so unique among BIM software.
"ARCHICAD 22 will enable some exceptionally interesting façade designs from its customers, especially if used in conjunction with McNeel Grasshopper. The links with Grasshopper are going ever deeper and the demonstration of ARCHICAD with Grasshopper to conceptually explore a live design and make edits with real-time feedback should pique the interest of any existing customers as to how they could adapt their current workflows to reap the rewards."
GRAPHISOFT's 'By Design' series wins multiple awards for excellence
GRAPHISOFT's original digital content series "By Design, Season 1" as been recognized for Highest Social Media Engagement by Architectural Record, received a Gold Award for Best Branded Content Series from the Summit International Awards (SIA) and another Gold Award for Marketing Effectiveness from the Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts (AIVA). By Design, Season 1 captured the emerging stories of architects and industry professionals as they execute visionary ideas and share the processes that improve their workflow and support their creativity. By Design, Season 2 examines how architects, educators and users have relied on ARCHICAD to evolve with technological advances.
"Radically improved façade design"
According to BIM influencer, Lachmi Khemlani, "ARCHICAD continues to have a 'wow' factor in every release and for ARCHICAD 22, it is undoubtedly the revamped Curtain Wall tool, which has been so dramatically improved from previous versions that it seems brand-new even though it is not. Not only does it make façade design a lot easier, it also makes it much more fun, which is significant because in this age of BIM and VDC, the fun factor in practicing architecture seems to have all but disappeared." Lachmi's review of ARCHICAD 22 also covers the other new features and enhancements as well.
GRAPHISOFT hosts 7th global Key Client Conference
GRAPHISOFT recently wrapped up a seventh global Key Client Conference in Budapest, bringing together 400 clients and colleagues from around the world. The main event of KCC 2018 was the live-streamed world premiere of ARCHICAD 22.
The latest version of GRAPHISOFT’s award-winning BIM software improves the architectural design and documentation workflow for building façades. Key clients were invited to present examples of their best work and offer their vision for the future of BIM in their own markets and beyond.
Several clients weighed in on their KCC experience. Watch the video about their experiences here.
ARCHICAD 22 wins Architosh BEST OF SHOW - BIM Category award
Architosh has announced its 2018 AIA National BEST of SHOW honors for the national convention and expo in New York City, New York. ARCHICAD 22 was recognized for pushing the possibilities of curtain wall design in BIM today. “The fluidity and elegance that ARCHICAD 22 implemented in the curtain wall toolset was very impressive,” said Anthony Frausto-Robledo, AIA, LEED AP. “The deepening connection to core BIM element tool chains to the leading algorithmic design software is just the most visible achievement,” he adds, “but lurking behind the surface is continued leading edge programming skills with the integration of ‘machine learning’ into ARCHICAD 22 for the benefit of the user.”