Archives for green design Archives - Architosh
Originally aimed at engineers, IES product range has expanded and developed to include a collection of powerful tools that architects will find invaluable for modeling the energy efficiency of the buildings they design. IES was at the 2022 AIA National in Chicago. This is a brief roundup of its various tools for architects.
PreDesign is a web app included with Trimble’s SketchUp Pro and Architosh takes a detailed look at its benefits to architects.
The first Design Technology Throwdown is happening at ABX 2017 and GREENBUILD Boston this November.
While a Trump presidency in the United States potentially threatens the shared goals of the Paris Climate Conference agreements, architects and MEP engineers today have increasingly sophisticated tools and techniques to continue to save building energy consumption—like Smart BIM layouts and Smart HVAC products.
Trimble acquires London and New York based Sefaira, new buy adds leading building performance software tools to Trimble’s growing war-chest.
Will the AEC industry respond with the zest and positivity required to capitalize on a landmark agreement for climate change? What does the AIA (American Institute of Architects) say about the landmark agreement in the Paris Climate Conference?
Continuing on a trend of expanding the scope of discourse beyond the “digital” in design practice, Architosh is pleased to present this feature interview of Belgium professor engineer-architect Leo Van Broeck and his award-winning ecological, research-oriented design practice. The design keynote speaker at the recent Vectorworks Design Summit, Leo spoke to Architosh recently about his firm, co-founder, work and their philosophical positions in the field of architecture and urban design.
Architosh is pleased to present this special feature on Bjarke Ingels Group, famed Danish architecture firm. Several weeks ago we got a chance to talk to BIG’s Jakob Andreassen, BIM Manager at BIG Copenhagen, about the architectural practice, its design methodology and perspective on the use of computerized software—particularly BIM.
It is the responsibility of every home owner, developer, architect, and engineer to develop energy efficient buildings and hence contribute towards the crucial cause of safeguarding the energy resources that are going extinct. The NZEB wave has the potential to transform the AEC industry and make buildings self-reliant for their energy requirements.
Sustainable Building Practices with Energy Saving Models – Epact 179D Tax Savings for Daylight Harvesting
Architosh is again pleased to share another informative Viewpoint article from BIM consultant and expert Bhushan Avsatthi, who briefly discusses the often unacknowledged US tax breaks under the EPAct 179D tax savings for buildings that achieve energy cost reductions more than the range specified by ASHRE energy standards. Mr. Avsatthi discusses the importance of “daylight harvesting” as a technology and technique for added energy savings measures.
Autodesk unloads at 2014 Greenbuild Confab with an array of sustainable design applications for its BIM and infrastructural CAD products
As part of our Ultimate iPad Guide: Apps for Architects Version 2 series features, Architosh tells the story of three iOS developers writing apps for architects. In this feature we learn about the formation of Green Badger LLC and its self-named app that aims to simplify and streamline the demanding paperwork-based LEED verification and documentation process.
Sefaira will be hosting an event on Performance-Based Design in mid October, featuring four experts and a panel led Q&A session
In this special 2014 AIA Chicago feature report perspectives on the evolving IT landscape and how it framed the selection of honorees for BEST of SHOW this year are discussed. We continue from the same framework established in Denver last year, where social, cloud, computation and the space of creativity and contemplation define the edges of innovation in software technologies powering change in the field of architecture
GRAPHISOFT launches EcoDesigner STAR for standards compliant energy performance analysis for architects
Autodesk delivers industry first in BIM energy analysis tool on iPad inside of Autodesk FormIt
Nemetschek Vectorworks supports student design challenge to make cities more resilient
Longtime software peers Artlantis and Vectorworks will hold court together on the show floor at Ecobuild
“The eyesore of Enfield Road.” gets renovated to the all green Pease Place, by Kit Johnson using GRAPHISOFT’s ArchiCAD building information modeling (BIM) software.
Graphisoft sponsors McGraw-Hill event on Best Green Projects
Graphisoft has award-winning software in EcoDesigner. Aimed at helping architects design more sustainable buildings, this webinar series shows you how.
Sun Angle software by Sustainable by Design of Seattle
ArchiCAD used to create award-winning Moonstone Project in UK
Graphisoft EcoDesigner recoginzed at Annual WAN Awards
Mac CAD and 3D News: In this brief tidbits we have news on further global roll-out for Graphisoft’s ArchiCAD 14, plus SketchUp news, including a partnership with IES and FileMaker and worldcloud.com news.
Dow Jones Sustainability Index company Acciona of Spain, has adopted Graphisoft’s ArchiCAD as its BIM Solutions platform — company operates in 30 countries around the globe
BAR Architects of San Francisco designs beautiful Kobe Towers in Japan – Leading Edge Senior Housing Project Using ArchiCAD
New energy assessment software module, HEATA, is coming to ArchiCAD in September. Will be introduced at ArchiCAD Summer School in England.
Architosh continues its new Viewpoint article series with an excellent contribution by Matthew W. Brewster, founder of AEC software consulting firm BIMiDEAS. Matthew is one of the top ArchiCAD consultants in the United States and his experience in the Pacific Northwest has informed his understanding of BIM and sustainable design in a challenging region of the United States.
Graphisoft to host free webinars in August on ArchiCAD 12 and EcoDesigner software packages for architects.
DesignLAB wins multiple honors with innovative BIM project on Cape Cod. Using ArchiCAD the Boston-based architecture firm created a Top 10 Sustainable Building.
Graphisoft ships EcoDesigner on schedule. The company announced the new energy analysis software for ArchiCAD 12 back in early May at the AIA show. The new software plugin allows architects an easy but powerful way to evaluate their building design’s from the point of view of energy consumption.
Finland’s Biggest Ecological Business Park has been designed using Graphisoft’s ArchiCAD Building Information Modeling software application.
Architosh talks to Viktor Varkonyi, CEO of Graphisoft, and Akos Pfemeter, Director of Global Marketing, at the AIA show about their new EcoDesigner energy analysis software for ArchiCAD.
Continued AIA National Convention and Exhibition floor show coverage. In this report we take a look at the Bentley booth and what they were showing at AIA.
BIM leader and pioneer Graphisoft of Budapest, Hungary, has announced an innovative energy analysis software tool — EcoDesigner is a new module for its popular ArchiCAD BIM
A new Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired house designed by Portland, Oregon, architects D.P. Design, recently took top honors at the Home Builders Association design awards, thanks to an elegant integration of design and eco-friendly building features.
Graphisoft’s ArchiCAD drives innovative BrightBuilt Barn project by Kaplan Thompson Architects. “Net-Zero” design thrives in coastal Maine.
In this product review Architosh looks at Graphisoft’s ArchiCAD 12, the industry’s leading BIM (building information modeling) solution used worldwide by architects and building AEC professionals.
Study index shows US architects adopting Green Design – Architects cite clients as driving demand.
MacFive™ for this week looks at the what we view as the top 5 most important stories breaking in the Macintosh or Apple news world. For October 19 we review Apple’s Cocoa-based Finder in Snow Leopard, the state of FireWire and the new MacBooks, a Greener Apple and Apple’s amazing market share gains
Some Say BIM is just too darn hard. Could Apple make the most powerful tool ever vastly easier to master?