Geothermal-powered R2000 Triplex near the Ottawa river in old Aylmer, QC.
On returning from Napa, California by way of Toronto after trying to get the OHOME projects underway, I took up a contract position with Linda Chapman Architect. Linda Chapman stood out from most of the other postings on the OAA job boards as her website featured some serious eco-cred and a long history with [...]
ELECTRIGON-2.0 DOWNLOAD HERE This version was designed in ArchiCad11, but works fine in AC12 & 13. For installation, see page 2 of this post. Electrigon was an attempt to consolidate a wide range of redundant and/or regionally inappropriate series of 2D objects and replace them with a highly-configurable parametric symbol that could be easily manipulated [...]
Andy (together with a select group of ‘power-users’) was invited to Budapest, Hungary to participate in Graphisoft’s roadmap planning sessions for ArchiCad 12, 13, 14 based on his outstanding and enduring participation as a product beta-tester for ArchiCad10. Andy was instrumental in revising ArchiCad’s Materials Library (including shaders by Arroway.de). After chairing [...]
Based on Nottingham University’s popular Annual ArchiCad University, ACEU was created as an attempt to create a user-community that fostered regional best practices in a collaborative event in downtown Toronto. This successful event was held for two consecutive years at swanky The Drake Hotel and attracted ArchiCad over 50 participants from as far away [...]
ArchiCad ships with out-of-the box templates that do not address the full functionality of a well-coordinated BIM solution. The purpose of the ACE templates was to create a coordinated GDL library, Master Layer and publisher templates, together with Model View Options, Materials, Fills, Custom Profiles, Pentables and myriad other custom Attributes that synchronized with [...]
This was a workflow developed for a range of clients where we wanted them to focus initially on the quality of the spaces and the architecture, and only later on the materials. In collaboration with work on the archicad.ca blog, Andy documented the process to obtain good quality NPR renderings using ArchiCad’s Lightworks and [...]
Passive Solar design is simple: On a hot, sunny day your car can be as hot as a furnace. The sun shines through the windows, turns into heat and can’t get out. This is ideal in the Winter – imagine if you could use the sun to heat your home this way! The trick is [...]