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ARCHICAD user wins prestigious Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize

October 18, 2018 |ARCHICAD Barclay & Crousse MCHAP

Peru's Barclay & Crousse has won the 2018 Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP) for its work 'Edificio E' at the University of Piura. Designed using ARCHICAD, the built project was chosen from among 6 notable finalists. Established in 2003, the awards recognize the most distinguished architecture built on the North and South American continents.

GRAPHISOFT to offer insight into Parametric Design & OPEN BIM at annual BILT event

October 8, 2018 |OPEN BIM AEC BILT

GRAPHISOFT will share insights into OPEN BIM and Parametric design at this year’s BILT EUR 2018, October 11-13, in Ljubljana, Slovenia. A kick-off address by Gold Sponsor GRAPHISOFT's Global VP for Marketing, Ákos Pfemeter, will focus on OPEN BIM.

Ákos Karóczkai, GRAPHISOFT's BIM Consultant and Parametric Design expert, will host a workshop entitled: From NURBS to Meshes - Parametric design & BIM, at BILT EUR 2018 on October 11 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Often misunderstood for 'blobby architecture,' Parametric or Computational design is an ever-growing tendency in the AEC industry. Parametric design is about much more than just extraordinary geometry -- it helps make decisions throughout the entire design process. This session will focus on using industry-leading parametric toolset Rhinoceros and Grasshopper to boost the BIM workflow in ARCHICAD through a compelling set of examples and real-life case studies. For an in-depth interview with Ákos Karóczkai, please click here.

BILT is the design, technology and construction industry event of the year, designed to cater to the needs of the BIM community. A conference for users and by users, BILT is the pre-eminent educational and networking opportunity for BIM users worldwide. It is dedicated to the use of BIM tools, processes and workflows and associated software in the architecture, engineering and construction industries.

For more information about BILT EUR 2018, please click here.

2018 Key Client Conference Interviews, Budapest

Although every GRAPHISOFT client is unique, they are all united in their passion for great architecture. Watch the series of interviews conducted with key clients to learn about their outstanding work using ARCHICAD and relationship with GRAPHISOFT.

Oppenheim Architecture (USA)

Degelo Architects (Switzerland)

Fulton Trotter (Australia)

Riverstone Structural Concepts (USA)

ÅWL Architects (Sweden)

JZFZ (China)

DKO (Australia)

Delugan Meissl Associated Architects (Austria)

Aarti Ollila Ristola Arkkitehdit Oy (Finland)

Solibri ARCHICAD 22 link released

October 2, 2018 |ARCHICAD Solibri

GRAPHISOFT announced that Solibri has released the latest version of its widely-adopted ARCHICAD Link extension. As members of the Nemetschek family, Solibri and GRAPHISOFT work closely together to offer customers the very latest benefits in interoperability. The ARCHICAD Link extension allows fast BIM updates and the use of Solibri Model Checker (SMC) while working in a real-time design scenario.

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ARCHICAD Summer School: BIM and boards — surf boards, that is!

October 1, 2018 |ARCHICAD Summer School ACUA

Lisbon was the place to be for ARCHICAD users looking to hone their skills — both in the classroom and on the beach. The recent ARCHICAD Summer School, held September 26-28 in Lisbon, organized by ACUA international, TERNULLOMELO Architects and dreamstudio, attracted some of the best and brightest ARCHICAD users for three days of training, workshops and fun in the sun.

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IFC Reference Guide for ARCHICAD 22

September 24, 2018 |ARCHICAD IFC

Since 1996, GRAPHISOFT has played an active role within the buildingSMART organization, and is always among the first to support the latest IFC (open, neutral data exchange format) standards; ARCHICAD 22 continues this tradition. This free, updated IFC reference guide incorporates the new features of ARCHICAD 22 and is recommended for those professional practices that work closely with other disciplines and want to perform solid, proven model exchange without data loss.

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GRAPHISOFT appoints Vice President, Americas to support its further growth

GRAPHISOFT announced today the addition of Huw Roberts as the company’s Vice President, Americas. In this capacity, Mr. Roberts will drive all GRAPHISOFT business in North, Central, and South America and serve as a member of the company’s Executive Team. Mr. Roberts has over 30 years of experience in the architecture and software industries helping architects and the AEC industry maximize the value offered by new and emerging technologies and driving business success.

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Huw Roberts, GRAPHISOFT Vice President, Americas

Singapore’s Surbana Jurong and GRAPHISOFT enter into strategic partnership

September 5, 2018 |GRAPHISOFT Surbana Jurong

GRAPHISOFT and Surbana Jurong Consultants, a leading Singapore-based multidisciplinary urban, infrastructure and management services consultancy firm, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding effective September 3, 2018. The objectives of the cooperation between the two firms is to collaborate in BIM, VDC and IDD-related R&D by sharing and contributing know-how based on their respective areas of expertise.

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Wong Heang Fine, Group CEO, Surbana Jurong, and Viktor Várkonyi, CEO, GRAPHISOFT

The Best of the Best: ARCHICAD users among this year's Architizer A+Award winners

August 10, 2018 |ARCHICAD Users Award Architizer

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...

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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.

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Image: ©CÉH

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