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"Record Houses '98" CD-ROM Offers an In-depth Look at the United States' Foremost Residential Architecture

San Francisco, CA - July 15, 1999

Architectural Record magazine and AEC CAD software developer Graphisoft have released the "Record Houses '98" CD-ROM, the third volume in a series that chronicles the magazine's annual Record Houses.

The CD presents an interactive multimedia tour of the seven homes featured in the April 1998 issue using images created with Graphisoft's ARCHICAD software and state-of-the-art QuickTime virtual reality (VR) technology. A combination of detailed floor plans, sections and elevations combined with VR tours, video-taped interviews, and photographs illustrate the design and materials of the houses with impressive detail.

"The Record Houses CD-ROM let's readers 'visit' the houses, giving them intimate views of the architecture and its details," observes Sarah Amelar, a senior editor at Architectural Record. "Graphisoft's multimedia approach works particularly well in bringing each house alive."

Architectural Record is the industry's only publication to utilize a "virtual reality" approach to showcasing their most-read and anticipated issue of the year.

"What better way to convey the style and integration of the designs than through interactive 3D images that allow you to explore them fully," said Catherine Dale, marketing director for Graphisoft U.S. "The ARCHICAD images reveal details that would otherwise go unnoticed."

The Record Houses CD-ROM '98 is available for $24.95. To order contact: Architectural Record at 212.904.4635.

The houses featured on the CD-ROM include:

Now in its 108th year, Architectural Record is an essential, must-read publication for the architectural and design professional. Architectural Record is at the forefront of the industry, providing readers with essential information on design, business practices and technology. It is the exclusive magazine of the American Institute of Architects.

Architectural Record is a division of the McGraw-Hill Construction Information Group, a powerful network of brands that includes Engineering News-Record, Design-Build, F.W. Dodge and Sweet's Group. As the leading provider of industry information, project news and analysis to design and construction professionals, the McGraw-Hill Construction Information Group helps customers make the critical connections and decisions that build their businesses.

Graphisoft is a leading provider of computer-aided design (CAD) software solutions for the architectural profession and the building industry. Founded in 1982, Graphisoft is ranked today among the largest AEC CAD software developers in the world, with 12 offices all over the world in addition to its headquarters. Graphisoft's flagship product, ARCHICAD, is used by more than 75,000 architects worldwide and distributed in 25 languages and 80 countries. Shares of Graphisoft are traded on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange Neuer Markt under the symbol GPH. More information about Graphisoft is available at