Jonathan Reeves is an award winning architect, author of Innovative Vectorworks BIM and professional Vectorworks & Twinmotion Partner
Many of our clients are looking to create larger more open plan living areas, particularly larger Kitchen/ Dining spaces that connect with the garden, and Bifolding doors often come up in conversation, but they are not the only solutions. This is a really interesting article from Houzz discussing some altenratives, and also the merits of Bifolding doors.
JRA are pleased to have received full planning with no conditions. We believe that by submitting a well developed deisgn and beautifully presented application with clear drawings and 3d visuals it give us the best chance for our clients to help realise their dreams.
The current owners are seeking to create a partial two storey extension to the bedrooms on the southwest side of the property and remodel the existing house via the addition of a dormer to the current master bedroom (on the northeast side of the building) and the replacement of the existing porch so the house will better suit their family life. The extension will also offer the opportunity to remove and make good the existing extensions (which were poorly built and inherited by the owners) as they extend past and replace them. The original building will be retained and upgraded both physically and aesthetically throughout the process. In addition the porch will be replaced with a more contemporary usable one.
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:-
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