This video show how easily a Vectorworks model of one of our current projects can be exported and imported into Twinmotion for high quality rendering and animation with moving people, trees, atmosphere.
Now available for Mac OS and Windows platforms Twinmotion is essential for all architects, landscape, and interior designers who want to bring their ideas to life and help their client visualise their ideas.
Please contact us for more information about the Twinmotion 2018 software or training we can provide!
In an effort to stimulate discussion on Building Information Modeling (BIM), specifically highlighting how information should be shared and delivered within the UK Government’s digital information requirements, CAD User magazine hosted an event sponsored by Vectorworks titled COBie or not COBie at the London Transport Museum on May 16, 2017.
According to the buildingSMART alliance, COBie (Construction Operations Building information exchange) is an information exchange specification system that helps minimize the amount of paperwork and tracking associated with BIM projects.
The one-day seminar consisted of a series of panels led by industry experts proposing various information delivery and presentation solutions. These panels were then followed by an extensive Q+A forum where seminar attendees could ask more directed, thorough questions.
Stephen Holmes presents to the audience. Image courtesy of CAD User magazine.
Here are the highlights from the engaging sessions that took place at this well-attended event:
Information is the Key to BIM. But what information, how do we save it, why, and how much? Led by Martyn Horne, Group Product Development Manager, Computers Unlimited, and Jonathan Reeves, Director, Jonathan Reeves Architects (JRA)
To get the ball rolling, Horne and Reeves discussed how information can be stored within a COBie database — making sure to explicitly emphasize that this format is not simply a spreadsheet, but a way to compile building components and associated information into a database that is usable for asset management purposes.
For more information about the COBie or not COBie event, check out this recap by CAD User magazine. And click here to learn more about what BIM can mean in your firm.
Building information modelling (BIM) is a fast evolving aspect of the construction industry.
Innovative Vectorworks BIM provides a unique insight into how innovative architectural practices have already started their journeys with BIM and discusses the major new features in Vectorworks 2016, as well as providing many helpful insights into tried a tested BIM workflows.
Find out more about Innovative Vectorworks BIM
How other professionals use BIM
It features 10 beautifully illustrated case studies and demonstrates the flexibility and benefits of the digital process across diverse projects and building types.
Practical advice and tips
The second part offers hands-on practical advice to empower you to improve your design skills with 50 tips and tricks for Vectorworks Architect and also looks at some of the major new features of the latest release.
This book is essential reading to all those who want to understand more about BIM and Vectorworks
Please purchase direct from my website now for just £24.99 + p&p
Architosh Review: Evaluating the case in Jonathan Reeves’ new book “Innovative Vectorworks BIM”
Self building is the act of commissioning a bespoke home that’s tailored to your design requirements and suits your lifestyle, as well as your budget. Every year, rather than buy a standard developer-built property, around 13,000 people choose to build their own homes from scratch in this way. Why not let JR Architecture help you achieve your goals of self building your dream home?
We are delighted to announce that we just received full planning permission on another project in Rothley today for a contemporary rear Kitchen extension and additional, bedroom and roof terrace.
The current owners are seeking create a rear extension that will suit their family life and also to extend to create an additional bedroom.
The proposed rear extension will create a more open plan kitchen dining and living space more suited to modern living, opening out onto the large south facing garden, by removing the existing uninsulated rear extension. A proposed new bedroom will be added with some additional internal reorganisation on the first floor.
Please let us know if we can help make your project a success!
Jonathan Reeves BA(Hons) M.Arch Dip.Arch RIBA
Director of JRA
Kenneth Smith has recently joined the practice after graduating with a BA in Architecture from Lincoln University. He has produced this stunning image of our designs using Vectorworks, Cinema 4D and Photoshop. JRA is an experienced reseller and professional trainer in both these applications, so please let us know if we can help your practice develop these skills.
This Twinmotion animation was prepared for a recent small rear extension we recently obtained planning permission for in Loughborough. The clients and planners found it very helpful in understanding the design more fully. Please let us know if we can help you realise your dream project.
I am proud to have contributed to the 4th edition of the Architect Pocket Book having previously contributed to the previous editions on Computer Aided Design (CAD) and now it includes a section on Building Information Modelling (BIM).
This handy pocket book brings together a wealth of useful information that architects need on a daily basis - on site or in the studio.
The book provides guidance on a range of tasks, from complying with the Building Regulations, including the recent revisions to Part L, to helping with planning, use of materials and detailing.
Compact and easy to use, the Architect’s Pocket Book has sold well over 65,000 copies to the nation’s architects, architecture students, designers and construction professionals who do not have an architectural background but need to understand the basics, fast.
This is the famous little blue book that you can’t afford to be without.
Available from the RIBA book shop:-
Global design and BIM software developer Vectorworks, Inc. invites professionals, educators and students in the AEC, landscape and entertainment industries to attend the third annual Vectorworks Design Summit from September 18 to 20, 2017 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel in MD. The conference includes three days of industry sessions, tech support, networking events and inspiring keynotes, as well as hands-on training opportunities to arm designers with the resources to improve their company’s bottom line.
To see the full list of sessions and to register, please visit vectorworks.net/design-summit.
The project consists of a single storey extension measuring 6m long by 4.8m wide, built to be in keeping with the original structure, this addition will assimilate into the building fabric as much as it will the occupant's lifestyle.
It will create a more open plan kitchen, dining and living space, creating an extra much needed 33 Sqm of space. Another feature of this extension is the creation of a back patio providing an extra external living space.
This will make the house more suited to the clients need of a viable family home and their desired future lifestyle.
If you wish for extra space at home or a new home altogether, we can help!
Contact us today at:
Tel: 01509 643396
Swan Lodge, Design Statement for a new dwelling at Lisle Street, Loughborough
The current site owners are seeking create a new, contemporary, environmentally sustainable, self build dwelling for their retirement- Swan Lodge. As long term local residents in the area they had been looking for a waterside site to build their dream home for many years and having purchased the site, they are now keen to invest in the area, which is also experiencing other nearby residential development.
The currently vacant site for the proposed dwelling is a brownfield site, which previously houses with previous industrial use that included a stonemasons and a car sales plot. The units that have now been demolished and it has been derelict for over 10 years. It is positioned adjacent to an existing terrace of 2 storey dwellings on one side, and another vacant 3 storey warehouse building. The rear the site is bounded by the canal.
The proposed dwelling is intended to be the main retirement home of the owners, who have always wanted to design and “self build” their own home. It is planned that a local builder and local materials, labour and resources would be used, which would benefit the local economy. Also the proposed building will be very sustainable over the longer term in terms of energy, and is also within convenient walking distance to local facilities.
The layout of the proposed building has been designed to be a flexible new home. The existing boundaries of the current site will be enhanced with new brickwork walls, wooden gates and railing to the canal side. While the ground floor can be used as single storey home, the first floor area provide additional accommodation for family, and also a studio space for home working and artwork.
The appearance of the proposal has been designed to use a palette of traditional materials, in a modern, re-interpretation of the local vernacular. The walls will be a mixture of blue and red brickwork, white through colour render and timber cladding above under a standing seam zinc roof. Outside paving, timber decking, timber balustrades with stainless steel wire will give a traditional feel nautical. The proposed dwelling will be made of high quality materials.
The proposed building has been carefully developed to respect its site, context, and the local context, while introducing an innovative contemporary style that seeks to harmonise with the traditional materials used nearby. The choice of materials is influenced by local context and modern living requirements, and seek to create a harmonious, environmentally sustainable family home within the town for the future benefit of the owners and the wider community. We hope that this proposal will be supported for the positive benefits it bring this vacant brownfield site, and the regeneration area within the approach to the town.
Please let us know if we can help you realise your dreams of a new self build.
Jonathan Reeves Architects
The latest news from Jonathan Reeves Architects based in Loughborough, Leicestershire and working throughout the UK
RIBA Chartered Architect BA Hons | M Arch | Dip Arch
Limehurst House, Bridge Street, Loughborough
Leicestershire, LE11 1NH
Tel: 01509 643396 or 0771 363 3205
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