101 #Vectorworks Tips & Tricks now listed on @Vectorworks site please RT

Well it really feels as if I’m back in the fold now and as Michael Kourtellos at 3DToolBox said recently “maybe you have to go back somewhere in order to go forwards”. The result is that the recently published Kindle Read More …

#Vectorworks Tip – How to draw a suspended stove

Here’s a short and snappy tip; you’ll need to be confident in 3D for this (it’s not a full working tutorial just a short precis of what you’ll need to do): How to draw a suspended stove You know the Read More …

#Vectorworks Tip: What should be modelled & what should be annotated?

When amending a drawing you need to think carefully about whether it’s quicker to change the model or simply to draw on the Viewport annotation. For example, say you need to change the number of vertical mullions on a window. Read More …

Vectorworks 101 Tips and Tricks Book for Kindle launched

Vectorworks- 101 Tips and Tricks by Mark Stephens RIBA MRIAI Launch of new Vectorworks book on Kindle: ‘Vectorworks – 101 Tips and Tricks’ Mark Stephens has trained literally thousands of users across the world to become more proficient with Vectorworks Read More …

Get ready. New book on Vectorworks launched soon on Kindle. 101 Tips & Tricks

It’s almost here; yours truly has been beavering away on a long overdue project and at last it’s finally ready (almost). Vectorworks: 101 Tips and Tricks will be an e-book initially available on Kindle with other platforms soon to follow. Read More …

Sun tracking designs & variations in the story

I’ve written previously on the concept of Architect as Story Teller and it’s interesting to see this theory in action now that that I have two of the ‘stories’ currently on site and under construction. The residential work I concentrate Read More …

Chapter 7~Rural Housing Book – Putting it all together

So let’s now put everything together over the previous chapters and see how these principles apply to two real-life projects. The projects are proposed houses in rural Ireland, both interestingly in similar areas with a similar brief for each. One Read More …

Chapter 4a ~ Rural Housing Guidebook – What’s the Big Idea? Contd…

So, I’ve introduced the concept that every good house should have an overriding ‘big idea’ – something that separates it from the rest. In essence, in the same way that Twitter breaks the world down into 140 characters, you should Read More …

Ch1a~Rural Housing Book – The Section…

Probably of equal importance to the plan is the section as it’s the section that initiates a response to the site conditions and transforms the two dimensionality of the plan into three dimensions. Many believe (of which Glenn Murcutt is Read More …

Chapter 1 on rural housing book – The Plan is still the Generator

Basically this is the first bit of the first chapter on proposed book on Irish rural housing (plan is to feature lots of examples from all over the place and then give the book away on this blog (you’ll be Read More …