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“ARCHICAD’s power of architectural expression is impressive…”

The dynamic and experienced team at Mi'mar Architecture follows the latest technologies, trends and software solutions. Located in Istanbul, the firm was founded in 2005.

Mi’mar uses ARCHICAD for smaller projects, pitches and urban scale projects. They rely on ARCHICAD when developing city-wide projects, which they find very powerful for its 3D modeling, 2D drawing, documentation and Teamwork capabilities.

To learn more about Mi’mar’s projects and how they use ARCHICAD, watch the video created by BIMSOFT, GRAPHISOFT’s Partner in Turkey, here.

ARCHICAD User Leroy Street Studio makes the 2020 AD100 List

Leroy Street Studio, a New York-based architecture firm, has been selected for Architectural Digest’s 2020 AD100 list with projects that include a private commission in East Hampton, New York, and townhouses throughout the city. The AD100 list was launched in 1990 as a stand-alone special issue, and since then it has evolved into an annual survey of the top names in interior design, architecture and landscape design.

Leroy Street Studio was established 25 years ago, and currently employs 60 people. Among their in-progress projects are an affordable housing project on Manhattan’s Lower East Side and a Brooklyn townhouse for an art collector.

Photo credits: Scott Frances / OTTO, Shore House

“We thought that our work should change this gray city…”

January 28, 2020 |OPEN BIM MEP Archimatika

Archimatika was founded in a small office in Kyiv 14 years ago with four people. As one of Ukraine’s largest architectural practices, they have since grown to 260 employees including structural and MEP engineers. Given that they are all using BIM, they believe they are making the best design decisions on even very large projects.

Archimatika’s workflow has been based on OPEN BIM ever since they designed a giant shopping mall back in 2012, on a very tight deadline. To find out more about Archimatika’s switch to OPEN BIM and their projects, watch the video here.

Classics Remodeled in ARCHICAD: The Upended Sugarloaf

January 23, 2020 |ARCHICAD Classics

GRAPHISOFT's popular ‘Classics Remodeled in ARCHICAD’ series continues with “Der umgestülpte Zuckerhut” (the Upended Sugarloaf), which was built around 1509, destroyed by fire in 1945, and reconstructed in recent years in the same place, in Hildesheim, Germany. Built in the Middle Ages, the exact year of construction and the architect’s name are unknown. Since the original construction plans were also not preserved, inhabitants of Hildesheim provided old photos and drawings for the project. The half-timbered house is very unusual in shape; its ground floor is 17 m2 in space, the first floor is larger, and the second floor covers 29 m2.

Watch the video to see how the building was remodeled using ARCHICAD 23’s enhanced Column and Beam Tools.

Brisbane’s Queen’s Wharf project wins prestigious buildingSMART International Award for Best Design

16 January, 2020 |buildingSMART PDC Engineering

In an outstanding display of IFC collaboration and Open BIM teamwork, PDC (a division of DBM Vircon) has won first prize in the design category at the recent 2019 buildingSMART International Awards. The award recognized PDC’s Digital Engineering team for its pioneering and innovative efforts on the $3.6 billion Queen’s Wharf project in Brisbane, Australia. Nemetschek brands ARCHICAD, Bluebeam, dRofus and Solibri were mission critical in delivering the award-winning design.

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BIM, Ski and Networking: WOBA has it all!

January 7, 2020 |ARCHICAD BIM Grasshopper WOBA

BIM POINT, in partnership with GRAPHISOFT in Poland, is organizing the Winter Open BIM Academy (WOBA) in 2020, too. Architects, designers and engineers attending WOBA March 1-6, 2020 in Jasná, Slovakia will enjoy a rich program of BIM-related workshops during the conference, as well as the chance to ski in one of the most picturesque ski resorts in the Low Tatras. GRAPHISOFT will again be present to lead specialized workshops around ARCHICAD, such as OPEN BIM workflows, dRofus integration, Rhino/Grasshopper workflows, and a sneak peek at ARCHICAD 24! This year, participants who would like to share their experiences or ideas may also become a speaker.

Registration is now open for this international event.

Book your stay by January 31, 2020 and get a €100 early bird discount!

Solibri Connection for ARCHICAD 23 Released

December 18, 2019 |Solibri ARCHICAD 23

GRAPHISOFT has announced the release of the latest version of the widely adopted Solibri Connection add-on for ARCHICAD 23. The add-on delivers faster, automated code and constructability checking optimized for higher design quality for ARCHICAD users. In addition, the add-on allows faster BIM updates and the use of Solibri Office, Site or Anywhere while working in a real-time design scenario.

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Case Study from Ukraine: BIM technology for AURA Apart

AURA Apart, designed by the Da Vinchi Group and Vatmanstudio, is a hotel project in Odessa, Ukraine. The architects faced multiple challenges caused by a beach location, a seismic zone and difficult terrain, but they managed to overcome these issues using ARCHICAD. The project recently won the European Property Awards. “Now we just can’t, or rather don’t want to, work differently,” says Sergey Yurets, the founder of the Da Vinchi Group, after they implemented BIM in 2018.

Read the case study here...

“Our efficiency and productivity has improved with BIM...”

December 14, 2019 |KCC Takenaka Takenaka Corporation

Hiroyuki Shimizu, Managing Officer at Takenaka Corporation in Osaka, Japan, spoke with us at the 2019 Key Client Conference about their projects. During his 36 years at Takenaka, Shimizu worked for the design department, and he has been using BIM for 10 years. Takenaka Corporation uses GRAPHISOFT software and services to leverage their strengths in integrating the design and construction phases, while keeping their workflow simple.

Watch the interview here...

High marks for the #graphisoftLEARN BIM Manager Certification Workshop

December 3, 2019 |SIMBIM #graphisoftLEARN

One of the most advanced BIM certification workshops in Europe was jointly organized by GRAPHISOFT SE and its distributor and exclusive training center in Spain (SIMBIM® Solutions), from November 25 to 29 in Barcelona. Twenty-one enthusiastic BIM experts arrived from 10 countries to attend the second international #graphisoftLEARN BIM Manager Certification Workshop dedicated to end-users. During this one-week intense certification workshop, presenters and participants exchanged ideas and experiences on project-based and organizational-based BIM implementation and compliance based on local and international standards.

Read the event review on the SIMBIM blog…

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