EGYPT: Pyramid-inspired skyscraper to be built in Cairo

Plans to construct a 200-metre-high skyscraper: The Zayed Crystal Spark has been revealed by the Government of Egypt. The 49-storey building tower would be a composed of two pyramids, thereby surpassing the 143-metre-high Ministry of Foreign Affairs by over 50 metres and making it the country’s tallest building. Although the name of the architect involved […]

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Best Architecture Design Software

There are many best choice of architecture design software that you can choose according to your needs and preferences. You may find a program that allows users to click on the entire bedroom suite before turning it into a home space. Installing the software avoids cost calculation errors and costly mistakes. Some of the software include:  1. Sweet […]

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Swahili Gem: Harmonising Mombasa’s past, present and future architecture

Swahili Gem is an eco-friendly residential development of 14 luxury apartments. Located on the island of Mombasa, minutes away from Mombasa Central Business District, the airport, the port, shopping centres and beaches; this project is committed to harmonising Mombasa’s past, present and future architecture. Designed by Urko Sanchez Architects, the building features an aesthetically pleasing Musharabieh structural shell which offers […]

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Avoiding pitfalls in Revit coordination

Revit coordination within your own internal team and external team takes a ton of work and time. There are certainly ways to make sure that you’re on top of things and not spending your useful time tying to line up everything. The following precautionary measures will help avoid some of the pitfalls. Coordinate Early: Make […]

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Behold this amazing masterpiece in Just 183 Square Feet Of Space

Designed and built by Johannesburg-based architect Clara da Cruz Almeida, INDAWO / lifePOD- a tiny 183-square-foot home is perfectly suited to the warm South African climate. Though the square footage isn’t much to work with, Almeida worked closely with Johannesburg-based interior and product design firm Dokter and Misses on the pod’s clever fold-out couches, fold-down table, and enclosed storage that allow the […]

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Reasons Architectural CAD Outsourcing Services Must be Accurate In Estimation

As against popular belief, the job of Architectural CAD outsourcing services should not be restricted to the production of architectural designs and drawings and helping contractors in the construction of the building structure. Special attention should be placed on the following aspects to obtain all-round accuracy: Importance of BOQ and cost estimation: Bills of quantities and cost estimation form […]

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Wood-framed garage: The ideal choice for your homes

Garages are much more than mere car parking spaces. In fact, garages today serve a multitude of purposes, you can use your garage as a workshop, warehouse, and as a valuable storage space. Undoubtedly, they are sturdy, durable and long lasting buildings. There are many people who use their garages to store their gardening tools, […]

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Amazing uses of shipping containers

With the right perspective, an empty shipping container can be seen as a blank slate. The large steel boxes were originally invented to streamline the process of shipping products and raw materials. There are millions of shipping containers in the world, and many of them are sitting empty in terminals. They are practically begging for creative […]

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Reasons why you should learn photoshop as an architect

1. Break out of the norm: The way your project looks can make the difference between a successful presentation or a ok one. First impressions count and clients sometimes have hard time reading a building plan. Instead of having black & white page layouts for your project presentations, go the extra mile and give it some […]

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