Architizer: Top BIM Developments and Tools That Excited Us at AIA 2017
Architizer has put together a short list of their top picks from among the tech offerings at this year's AIA Convention in Orlando. Announced in early May, ARCHICAD 21's Stair Tool and Railing Tool made the list. Read on to learn what Architizer had to say about these groundbreaking new features!
AECbytes: Technology Toolkit for Sustainable Design at Orcutt Winslow Partnership
Lachmi Khemlani, Founder/Editor of AECbytes, has taken an in-depth look at how ARCHICAD serves as OWP's 'sturdy backbone' to meet their high sustainability standards. According to Khemlani, "The breadth and depth of the toolkit OWP has assembled for sustainable design allows it to meet rigorous certification standards like LEED v4, WELL Building Standard and the Living Building Challenge that are continuing to raise the bar for sustainable, high performance design." Learn how long-time ARCHICAD user OWP constructed a powerful technology toolkit that reaches across disciplines and new technologies.
GRAPHISOFT announces ARCHICAD 21 — Step up your BIM!
GRAPHISOFT® today announced ARCHICAD 21, the upcoming release of its industry-leading BIM software solution. The latest version of ARCHICAD introduces the highly-anticipated Stair Tool, featuring GRAPHISOFT’s patent-pending Predictive Design™ technology. “ARCHICAD 21’s Stair Tool does the heavy lifting in the background – making sure the architect’s stair design complies with relevant global and local design standards – turning what is usually a painful task into something fun. We also further refined ARCHICAD’s best-in-class OPEN BIM workflows in version 21, making interdisciplinary collaboration a very smooth process," said Peter Temesvari, Director of Product Management at GRAPHISOFT.
How ARCHICAD Helped designLAB With Its Award-Winning Carney Library Renovation
Noted Brutalist pioneer Paul Rudolph's sprawling 1.5-million-square-foot campus for the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth has received renewed attention in recent years. Hired by the university in 2007, Boston-based designLAB architects spent six years renovating and extending the campus’s innovative centerpiece, the Clare T. Carney library. After receiving an AIA honor award this year, the firm’s architects Sam Batchelor and Ben Youtz spoke to Architizer editors about how ARCHICAD was key to reviving Rudolph’s phenomenal work.
Photo: Jonathan Hillyer
BIM in Japan - Nikken Sekkei
With over 2,500 employees and projects in 40 countries, Nikken Sekkei is among the largest and most successful architectural design firms in the world. We recently sat down with Tomohiko Yamanashi, Executive Officer and Deputy Head of the Architectural Design Department, to discuss two of the firm's recent, major projects, as well as the evolution of BIM.
Photo: Harunori Noda [Gankosha]
Grasshopper - ARCHICAD Live Connection Tool Update
We are working hard to ensure the best algorithmic design experience in the BIM environment. The current update of the Grasshopper - ARCHICAD Live Connection Tool offers several new functions and improvements to existing functions.
Five disruptive thoughts shared at GRAPHISOFT's User Conference
2017 BIMCON, GRAPHISOFT's recently-held User Conference, gave voice to a number of the AEC industry's key movers and shakers, including BIG firm partner Kai-Uwe Bergmann and Architizer founder and architect, Marc Kushner. Anthony Frausto-Robledo, publisher and editor of Architosh, shares what he believes were the five disruptive thoughts at the conference.
GRAPHISOFT Provides ARCHICAD to Design in Action: Build Initiative
GRAPHISOFT North America is honored to partner with the Washington Architectural Foundation, Catholic University of America’s Architecture School (CUA), and Common Good City Farm (CGCF) for the Design in Action: Build (DIA: Build). This experiential learning initiative partners high school students from the DC area with Catholic University School of Architecture undergrads to design and construct a hands-on project that will benefit CGCF.
The GRAPHISOFT Story
Learn how GRAPHISOFT grew from a small company in what was then the Eastern Bloc to a world-leading design software company that has grown with the success of its flagship product, ARCHICAD. TheB1M.com traveled to Hungary recently to shoot a short documentary about GRAPHISOFT's history and vision for growth beyond the borders of Hungary. Having grown into a global brand with a flagship product that is used by countless design and project teams around the world, the company stays true to the values that made it successful. “Here in Hungary, GRAPHISOFT is a very influential and big company” explains Viktor Várkonyi, CEO. “But internally we still share the kind of same mind-set that I experienced 25 years ago: that we have a great dream and we just want to change the world.”
Australian airport 'Made in Colombia'
Two Colombian architects are the brains behind a confidential airfield being built on an island off the coast of Australia. The project is part of an oil and gas facility being created in a remote location in Australia that will offer continuous operations, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, serving major players in the oil & gas industry. Andrés Villaveces and Juan Pablo León, partners in the award-winning firm Métrica, have completed projects in 18 countries around the world. The firm switched to ARCHICAD two years ago and never looked back.