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“The great thing about ARCHICAD is that it is very interoperable with other software…”
Daryl Calder, Principal of Studio Pacific in Wellington, New Zealand, spoke with us at the 2018 Key Client Conference about their recent projects and their experiences using ARCHICAD with other visualization software. Studio Pacific started using 3D in 1995 and they have been active users ever since. They think it is especially useful that ARCHICAD helps the architects to understand the potential for improving the workflows on the projects and it helps the clients to feel the spatial quality of their projects.
Budapest’s Museum of Ethnography, designed with ARCHICAD, wins “World's Best Architecture” prize
Budapest, Hungary’s Museum of Ethnography has won the 2018 International Property Awards in the "World's Best Architecture” category. Designed by Napur Architect using ARCHICAD, this project previously won the 2018 European Property Awards in the "Best Public Service Architecture” category, as well. The museum project, a result of an international design competition, will be constructed in Budapest’s City Park (Városliget), one of the world’s first public parks.
ARCHICAD by the Beach 2018 - A Huge Success!
The inaugural ‘ARCHICAD by the Beach’ event was held by BIM6x, in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, October 28-November 4. Sixty-three people gathered in the gorgeous Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas for the highly anticipated event. The goal was to bring passionate ARCHICAD users together with some of the best ARCHICAD experts in the world, including representatives from GRAPHISOFT HQ in Budapest, in an amazing location.
Pan-American Biennial of Architecture in Quito, Ecuador
The Pan-American Biennial of Architecture (BAQ) 2018 was held in the Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana (The House of Ecuadorian Culture) in Quito, Ecuador, November 19-23. Celebrating its 40th year, the biennial focused on dialogue and debate about architecture. During the event, academic, competitive and cultural points of view on architecture were discussed by sector professionals. GRAPHISOFT Ecuador was one of the sponsors of the event, where ARCHICAD power users Sandra Barclay and Jean Pierre Crousse (Barclay & Crousse Architecture) were the special guests and keynote speakers; they spoke about their project that recently won the 2018 Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize.
GRAPHISOFT signs agreement with the University of Azuay, Ecuador
On November 22, a reception was held at the Hungarian Embassy of Quito, Ecuador, where an agreement was signed between GRAPHISOFT and the University of Azuay. The University of Azuay is the most prestigious university of Cuenca, Ecuador’s third largest city. According to this agreement, all the teachers and new graduates of the university will have the chance to purchase ARCHICAD at a very reasonable price. In addition to the deans of the architectural faculties from three other universities, Barclay & Crousse Architecture of Peru was also invited to the Embassy reception.
Award-winning Copeland Associates takes collaboration to the next level with ARCHICAD
Founded in 1997, Copeland Associates Architects is an award-winning New Zealand-based architectural practice, that started using ARCHICAD in mid-2017. The firm boasts diverse projects from education to residential, with particular expertise in large sports facilities. They have a strong belief in the power of teamwork and collaboration; the ongoing dialogue with the client and other stakeholders. “We can handle more projects without expanding our company and stretching our resources, and have the ability to do everything under the architecture umbrella in-house — things like animations and visuals,” says Marco Duthie, Associate.
ARCHICAD wins Germany’s ‘Architects’ Darling’ Award
Germany’s Architects' Darling Awards are presented by Heinze Marktforschung in the field of architectural software according to 6 criteria: user-friendliness, clarity, flexibility, interoperability and, above all, efficiency. In 2018, more than 2,100 architects voted for their favorite out of 6 architectural software programs. ARCHICAD was rated highest in all the categories.
Classics Remodeled in ARCHICAD: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Ennis House
GRAPHISOFT's popular ‘Classics Remodeled in ARCHICAD’ series continues with Frank Lloyd Wright’s own favorite design, the Ennis House, which was built in 1924. The best residential example of Mayan Revival architecture in the USA, Ennis House is also the last and largest of the four Los-Angeles area textile block houses designed by the architect. The textile blocks are patterned and perforated interlocking pre-cast concrete blocks, which give a unique textural appearance to both the exterior and interior of the house.
East Africa Digital Construction 2018 held in Nairobi, Kenya
East Africa Digital Construction (EADC) 2018 was held in Nairobi, Kenya, November 14-15, with the attendance of prominent professionals of the architecture and construction sector. The aim of the event was to explore BIM and ICT. The implementation of advanced technologies and processes for sustainable project life-cycles is a key goal of the East African construction market. GRAPHISOFT’s Head of Strategic Relations, Miklos Szovenyi-Lux, was one of the keynote speakers of the event and gave a presentation entitled “ARCHICAD: Ultimate BIM solutions for Design and Construction.”
The other keynote speakers and their speeches were the following:
- Conference Chairman – Vaughan Harris, Executive Director, BIM Institute, South Africa
- Keynote speaker – Richard Waterhouse, CEO, NBS/RIBA, UK – GLOBAL CASE STUDY: Using standards and training to deliver a successful BIM rollout - a UK perspective.
- Keynote speaker – Felix Lati, Managing Partner, Lexicon + ion – CASE STUDY: How we use Open BIM to collaborate with Teams on Different Platforms (ARCHICAD power user)