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Why use BIM for Reinforce...

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is fast becoming the required method of design, instead of a new futuristic ... read more...

Building in the mountains...

An extreme climate and almost inaccessible terrain has always turned building in the mountains into a challenge ... read more...

Modern museum buildings w...

Being able to build a museum, at least once – that is the great dream of many architects and construction ... read more...

Invisible houses: How org...

Concrete high-rises which protrude from landscapes. Splendid buildings which force themselves into the spotlight: ... read more...

5 remarkable architectura...

The most amazing forms exist in nature and in technology, such as flowers, birds' nests or unknown flying objects. ... read more...

Architectural concrete lo...

Engineers at the Technical University of Berlin have developed a form of concrete which renders conventional ... read more...

Hospital construction of ...

Health sector buildings impose very specific demands on architects and structural engineers. On one hand, the ... read more...

From the Arctic to the Sa...

Whether North Pole, South Pole or deserts - most remote regions of the world have one thing in common: their ... read more...

Modern church architectur...

Churches are as old as Christianity itself - about 2000 years. Ever since the Middle Ages they have been regarded ... read more...

Sense and nonsense of rai...

Water is a precious commodity without which the human organism cannot survive. However, the pure enjoyment of ... read more...

Industrial buildings: The...

They used to decisively shape a city's image, then they were largely banished from the cities: Industrial ... read more...

80 meters and more - the ...

Wood is a wonderfully versatile and potentially sustainable building material which, for good reasons, is now also ... read more...

From energy efficient to ...

Engineers are developing rotatable and foldable facade elements with function and almost magical touch. Outer ... read more...

New life in old buildings...

Many vacant buildings, little free space: Densification in the city and building redevelopment are the order of ... read more...

Difficulties are a thing ...

Construction experts at the ETH Zurich developed an extremely thin concrete roof in 2017 thanks to innovative ... read more...

Unbeatable airimprovers: ...

Air pollution is a serious problem that claims more than one million lives worldwide annually. Most of these ... read more...

Luxury loft with country ...

A loft in the country with forests and rolling hills in front of floor-to-ceiling windows as far as the eye can ... read more...

Under the sea - submarine...

By nature, man is a curious being and has always had those regions that particularly fascinate him because they ... read more...

Back to nature: New types...

The world's population is growing. At the same time, an ever-increasing proportion of people are being drawn to ... read more...

Gates to other worlds: Be...

Transportation buildings, such as bus stations, airports and parking garages, are transitional spaces - people ... read more...

Completely charred – Buil...

Building with wood is trendy. The reasons for this are, in addition to increased awareness of environmental ... read more...

Plastic as a replacement ...

Used plastic bottles which make foundations, bridges and walkways more stable? Students at Massachusetts Institute ... read more...

Rammed concrete: Revival ...

As soon as something better, more powerful is invented, progress ruthlessly replaces traditional technologies in ... read more...

These 3 German corporate ...

In March, the European headquarters of Bloomberg in London achieved 98.5 points at the international ... read more...

An old material rediscove...

Wood and concrete are two materials that could hardly be more different. Each has its own qualities, advantages ... read more...

A charging tower: Archite...

In the 1980s, Hollywood imagined flying cars that ran on nothing more than household trash in the trilogy "Back to ... read more...

Highly educational: Archi...

Child-friendly building is a very unique challenge. Whether for a daycare center, kindergarten or school: ... read more...

It's finally here: Living...

A compact box that folds out at the touch of a button in eight minutes to become a home? What sounds like a magic ... read more...

4 exceptional landmarks: ...

Bridges connect worlds and bring people together. This thousand-year-old concept still applies. However, in ... read more...

Architecture in film: Whe...

There are films about architects. There are films about buildings. The following three cinema classics tell ... read more...

Eyes from above: Drones o...

Maybe UAVs - Unmanned Area Vehicles - will at some point become an integral part of our everyday lives. In the ... read more...

Making 1 from 2 – Heather...

Buildings are called "Immobilien" in German legal and business language which can be translated as "immovable", ... read more...

Quiet at last - Improved ...

More and more people are taking advantage of the positive ecological and physical properties of timber ... read more...

Independent and self-supp...

It is getting cramped on earth. World population is growing by 2.5 people per second. Our planet has more than 7.5 ... read more...

Man and machine: How algo...

Machines make life easier. Above all, they relieve us of all kinds of tiresome work. Since the invention of the ... read more...

Technical Interoperabilit...

One of the basic goals of Building Information Modeling (BIM) is an efficient information management of ... read more...

Integral Planning: Holist...

Integral planning refers to an interdisciplinary approach to the holistic consideration of a structure, from the ... read more...

How sustainable is energy...

Energy efficiency and sustainability are trendy (and hopefully sustainable). It ranges from individual consumers ... read more...

Albert Friedrich Speer: V...

Albert Friedrich Speer was one of the most renowned city planners of our time. The list of his achievements in ... read more...

Perhaps the most sensible...

Hardly any other sporting event has ever been as controversial as the World Cup in Qatar. Whether it is the ... read more...

The prefabricated homes o...

Ready-to-eat pizza, ready-to-eat pasta, ready-to-eat soup – when it comes to food, the phrases "ready-to" or ... read more...

Solid construction – The ...

When it comes to living, Germans love solid construction. At least that's what the figures of the Federal ... read more...

Perfection over 1000 mete...

"Designing bridges is a multifaceted task that requires the consideration of functional, static-structural, urban ... read more...

Smart Homes – Trend and C...

The demand for an automated and remote-controllable home is continuously increasing. The requirements for ... read more...

Building Information Mode...

Interview with Lars Kölln and Daniel Mondino from CORE architecture read more...

A Stairway to Heaven: Eye...

The Upper Palatinate region near the German-Czech border is home to one of Germany's largest and oldest cultural ... read more...

Find out why Engineers sh...

First introduced in the mid-1980s, the tools for computer-aided design have developed rapidly. But the drawing ... read more...

Gotthard Base Tunnel - Th...

57 km long. Up to 2,300 meters deep. 28.2 million cubic meters of rock. The Gotthard Base Tunnel from Erstfeld to ... read more...

Series: BIM development l...

After we gave a rough introduction into the BIM development levels in the first part of our series using the UK ... read more...

Come and build with me! –...

It's not easy if you want to create your own individual home in a popular major city. read more...

From the kitchen to the m...

Tunnel construction is a labor-intensive and time-consuming endeavor. It is true that the blasting and boring go ... read more...

Unbeatable air improvers:...

Air pollution is a serious problem that claims more than one million lives worldwide annually. Most of these ... read more...

Series: BIM Development L...

Building Information Modeling is that everyone in the construction industry has to deal with sooner or later. read more...

Vertical consolidation: C...

Everything aspires in cities. According to estimates of the UN, about two-thirds of the world's population will ... read more...

When elevators cross

Developing vertically has long been one of the most important ways to gain space in cities. read more...

Old Tower brand new

As the highest building in Munich, the HVB Tower set the standard for a long time. It is once again leading the ... read more...

A moving unity monument: ...

The fact that Germany is a unified country today is in large part due to the hundreds of thousands of courageous ... read more...

Green giant: China's purs...

Considered as a nation, China is the world's most polluting and CO2-emitting country. Mega cities such as Beijing ... read more...

Ease with Calculation - T...

Architecture does not exist for itself. It establishes a connection with its environment, orients itself to the ... read more...

New Green on Old Paths: "...

As part of advancing urbanization, cities are becoming more and more dense, which is resulting in increased ... read more...

"Siamese" Twin Towers by ...

If Zaha Hadid taught us anything, then it is probably astonishment. read more...

Out of the Bunker and int...

Similar to the exhibits themselves in historic museums, museum buildings look back on a long history. read more...

Brilliantly Green: Everyt...

Plants are not just vital producers of oxygen for us. They are also proven to increase our well-being and offer a ... read more...

The Big Bend and New York...

In New York, the higher a building, the more profitable it is. However, what stands in the way are New York's ... read more...

Rendered Art

The lines between architecture and the visual arts are often blurred. The big difference appears to lie in the ... read more...

Zaha Hadid's Last Catastr...

Zaha Hadid's portfolio largely comprises a collection of masterpieces. But the list of controversies that her work ... read more...

International ALLPLAN Coa...

In the first week of April, 38 students from Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Poland and ... read more...

The benefits Digital Proj...

The working method of Building Information Modeling (BIM) is becoming increasingly important in the construction ... read more...

Big, bigger, The Circle: ...

After six years of intensive preparation, the largest building construction project in Switzerland began at the ... read more...

Winners of the Students' ...

The student community of Allplan users is growing significantly in Poland. The largest student user base is ... read more...

The straw bale house: Sus...

Building in an environmentally friendly manner, using regionally grown materials, achieving the passive building ... read more...

"Heavy Metal:" Shipping C...

Finished and ready for creative processing: Shipping containers are like large Lego blocks that often stimulate ... read more...

A High-Rise Made of Wood?...

"Wood is style." This quote from Matthias Horx, one of Germany's best-known future and trend researchers, shows ... read more...

The subway as an art expe...

Are subway platforms gray joyless places that you want to leave again as quickly as possible? Not in Stockholm. read more...

5 inspiring documentaries...

Film is the perfect medium for architecture visualizations. Film can provide illuminating facts, be emotionally ... read more...

Pedestrian Bridges - Buil...

Pedestrian bridges have it pretty easy compared to other crossings. After all, people are not as heavy as motor ... read more...

A world under the big cit...

The first subway went into London - namely already in 1863. Today, almost every major city in the world has a ... read more...

When structures embody hi...

Normally people speak of a building steeped in history when a building is particularly old and therefore has ... read more...

Into the Wild – How beaut...

Bigger, higher, louder seems to be the motto of architecture of the 21st century. But not every construction ... read more...

How to create more sound ...

Open-plan offices are modern. They facilitate communication between employees and ensure more exchange. read more...

Nature, Tradition & Funct...

Finland is celebrating. The Baltic Sea state has been independent and a democracy for 100 years. A lot of building ... read more...

Small but nice - How Mobi...

The tiny house movement is gaining more and more followers. This is in large part due to values such as simplicity ... read more...

10 reasons why IFC is the...

Building Information Modeling (BIM) characterizes the construction industry and is increasingly being required ... read more...

150 years of Frank Lloyd ...

He hated New York City and bestowed upon the city one of its most famous buildings: the Guggenheim Museum. read more...

It's alive! Growing house...

Usually architects and engineers use "dead" materials for their buildings, such as steel, concrete or glass. These ... read more...

Finnish Architecture: Whe...

Colorful wooden houses with white painted window frames: This is Suomi, the land of a thousand lakes. Finland is ... read more...

Corporate Architecture: A...

Architecture can be visually experienced, is omnipresent and is usually very durable. This makes it a valuable ... read more...

Airport Architecture: Avi...

The dream of flying starts in the airport. Over 3 billion passengers worldwide place high demands on airport ... read more...

Energetically intelligent...

The new building of the Klinikum Frankfurt Höchst is the first hospital in Europe to meet the passive building ... read more...

Living close to nature: U...

Living in nature and with nature - clients dream of this. "Green" architecture offers many way to live in harmony ... read more...

Live Luxuriously in a Fra...

An 80-meter high skyscraper with folded facades and an upward-narrowing plan - that's the Limmat Tower in the new ... read more...

Brutalism: Revival of a r...

They are loved and they are hated: The brutalist buildings of the 1960s and 1970s. Sometimes they are explained by ... read more...

Our 5 most clicked blog a...

Dear reader, you know what you want. And in 2017 it was a lot. New technologies like carbon concrete or ... read more...

5 good reasons why archit...

3D modeling in combination with 2D design planning is one of the most important CAD trends of 2017. This was the ... read more...

Living Close to Nature: B...

Living in harmony with the environment instead of against it - this need is increasingly becoming a driving force ... read more...

Sustainable building: Tri...

A sustainable building culture also looks for environmentally-friendly alternatives when it comes to insulation ... read more...

A World of Concrete!

For the first time ever, ALLPLAN is participating in the World of Concrete in Las Vegas, the largest annual ... read more...

Cantonal Hospital St. Gal...

The Swiss engineering office WaltGalmarini AG can be recognized in many buildings. In Zurich alone, for example, ... read more...

Zaha Hadid Architects aft...

On March 31, 2016 Zaha Hadid died unexpectedly of a heart attack in Miami. Awarded the highest architectural ... read more...

An extravagant giant – Th...

SKY Tower is the most outstanding construction project Bietigheim-Bissingen has ever seen. read more...

These 5 practical apps ma...

In 2016, we already introduced some apps for architects that facilitated work between the office and building site. read more...

Christmas Architecture: H...

Ecologically sustainable construction is one of the most important trends of our time. Energy use is becoming an ... read more...

Structural engineering in...

The Port of Duqm in Oman is currently developing into a major trans-shipment center in the Middle East. read more...

Far from flat: Sensibly u...

Flat roofs in Germany cover an area of about 1.2 billion square meters. A large portion of this has no function ... read more...

Build a house in 24 hours...

The huge robot arm precisely sprays special concrete on the ground, layer by layer. Walls become taller, a ... read more...

Vertical Factories: Urban...

By 2025, the number of mega cities (cities with over 10 million inhabitants) will rise from the current 23 to 36. ... read more...

Structural engineering: H...

The relationship between architects and engineers is not always expressed in mutual appreciation. Architects are ... read more...

Recycling: Building with ...

Waste is one of the biggest problems with our consumer society. Even construction, which is exempted from the ... read more...

Experimental construction...

The ICD and ITKE of the University of Stuttgart are developing potentially pioneering construction methods based ... read more...

Together you heat less th...

New single family homes have a problem: They simply heat too efficiently. The building insulation of single family ... read more...

BIM in International Comp...

The future of the construction industry undoubtedly lies in Building Information Modeling (BIM) – experts around ... read more...

A Roof for the Arena di V...

When a structure has lasted for nearly 2,000 years, this clearly speaks to its quality. However, it can hardly ... read more...

The Cradle To Cradle Prin...

A look into nature reveals: It produces in excess and makes new from old. This is exactly what the "cradle to ... read more...

Pacific Garbage Screening...

If a garbage truck dumped its contents into the ocean every minute, beachgoers around the world would protest ... read more...

Sustainable architecture ...

Construction in poor countries like Burkina Faso or Rwanda presents major challenges to architects. read more...

Sky city and bicycle skyw...

Urban freeways and expressways plow through the city quarter, intersect shopping areas, split business districts. ... read more...

Circular Economy: Eco eff...

We have been practicing circular economy for a long time: by law since 1996. What started as a measure to avoid ... read more...

Houseboat architecture: L...

Living space is becoming increasingly scarce in cities around the world. Floating houses on rivers or canals are ... read more...

Modern prefabricated home...

Prefabricated homes are trendy. In 2016, the number of building permits for prefabricated single and multi-family ... read more...

An exciting path across t...

With an arched span of 265 meters and a height of 220 meters, the Tamina Bridge in the Swiss canton of St. Gallen ... read more...

Component activation: How...

In the context of sustainable building, researchers are not only developing new types of materials, but also ... read more...

Digitization in architect...

The digitization of the construction industry is in full swing – and architecture and civil engineering are ... read more...

ALLPLAN and ALLPLAN Infra...

The International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE) is a scientific/technical association ... read more...

The Balanced Office Build...

What does an office building look like that can be operated particularly energy-efficiently and economically? What ... read more...

Roof boxes: New living sp...

Urban planning is facing major challenges. More and more people are moving into cities and need affordable living ... read more...

OMNITURM: Newcomer to the...

Frankfurt am Main is known across Europe for its unique skyline. It will soon be enriched by a dazzling tower. The ... read more...

Environmentally friendly ...

Sustainability also plays a crucial role in the bridge construction. As the client, the federal government is ... read more...

Roof greening: Architectu...

Roof gardens are trendy: They increase the living and leisure value, offer protection from wind and weather and ... read more...

Photovoltaic & solar ther...

In times of rising energy and heating costs as well as a resource scarcity of fossil fuels, the power of the sun ... read more...

Engineering geology: The ...

Engineering geology is particularly important with large infrastructure projects, such as in tunnel construction. ... read more...

Mycelia: Architecture fro...

Scientists from the US start-up Ecovative have produced a foam-like material from mycelia, "MycoFoam," which is ... read more...

The roof in engineering: ...

It protects against weather, serves as accommodation and unites people: the roof. Over the centuries, its form, ... read more...

Carbon concrete – The new...

A new composite material is penetrating the market, which will revolutionize the building industry: carbon ... read more...

Life in concrete: Residen...

Concrete is popular due to its structural, aesthetic and many physical structural properties. However there are ... read more...

Flexible concrete: Smart ...

Concrete is an infinitely variable building material. In use for thousands of years, it was repeatedly developed ... read more...

Earth Houses - The new tr...

The topic of sustainability is currently defining many areas of life and is leading to rethinking, also in ... read more...

The history of concrete b...

330,000 cubic meters were used in the Burj Khalifa alone, the tallest building in the world. With around 100 ... read more...

Glass in architecture – a...

Glass has been part of the history of mankind for thousands of years. The material has become established in ... read more...

Innovative exposure in ar...

Apartment advertisements attract prospective buyers with descriptions such as "light-flooded 3-room apartment in ... read more...

Purchase or rent software...

Planning software for the creation of models or for cost management are among the most important tools for ... read more...

Sustainability in urban p...

In order to meet the requirements for sustainable urban planning in densely populated metropolitan areas, South ... read more...

Sustainable architecture:...

Copenhagen is pursuing ambitious goals. By the year 2025, the Danish capital would like to be the first ... read more...

Planted facades – The gre...

The trend of living near nature has been established for some time in architecture. City dwellers have a desire ... read more...

Not millions but billions...

Extravagant buildings do not come cheap. Investments of several millions or even billions are required in order ... read more...

Tall, taller, tallest: th...

Man has always aimed higher. Best example: the Tower of Babel. Aiming higher - then as now - is a sign of human ... read more...

Modular construction: mul...

The urgent need for new living space is a problem with many faces. Modular construction offers flexible solutions ... read more...

Flying high with wood

Multi-floor residential construction made of wood - is that possible? You bet! However, this is subject to ... read more...

Be it a snail shell or a ...

There are buildings which cost hundreds of millions or even a few billions. Then there are buildings which extend ... read more...

Houses from the printer

In future almost everything will be printed using 3D printers, even houses. The first completely printed ... read more...

The significance of Brexi...

On 23 June 2016, 51.9 % of the British people voted in a referendum for the United Kingdom to leave the European ... read more...

Translucent concrete: whe...

Translucent concrete combines the highest contrasting characteristics of light and concrete in spectacular ... read more...

Zaha Hadid - Queen of the...

She was world famous for her buildings and her modernist, futuristic thinking. A woman who did not design everyday ... read more...

The Vessel – New York’s n...

For residents and visitors to the huge metropolis it is nothing new to see and discover something unusual time ... read more...

Optimize your office!

Activity Based Working is gradually changing the office environment as we know it. But a more recent concept is ... read more...

Floating City: the Atlant...

Advancing urbanization on all continents presents major challenges to architects, engineers and city planners. ... read more...

How science fiction drive...

Thoroughfares through vast underwater tunnels, skyscrapers with more than 1,000 storeys, flying cars and greened ... read more...

Transparent wood - the gl...

Wood continues to emerge as a material with a promising future for the construction sector. Not without reason has ... read more...

World records built in Ch...

Since early 2016, new absurd building forms have no longer been welcome in Chinese cities. However, this does not ... read more...

Building with natural sto...

For centuries builders and architects have been using the many properties of natural stone to decorate the ... read more...

Cantilevers: “Outstanding...

Eye-catcher, statement, technical accomplishment: using vast projections, building clients demonstrate their ... read more...

How BIM and Lean Manageme...

In 1991, Womack, Jones and Ross, scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, published the book “The ... read more...

Masdar City - Abu Dhabi: ...

In 2008, construction of a model city for sustainability began in the desert of Abu Dhabi. However, the ... read more...

Environmentally friendly ...

22 million square metres of insulating materials are installed in Germany every year. read more...

Open-plan office design o...

In industrialized countries people spend around two thirds of their working time in offices. Interestingly, unlike ... read more...

Tree house architecture: ...

Many thousands of years ago people built their dwellings in the trees. read more...

The route to transparent ...

Increasingly, clients call for greater transparency in calculations in order to realize new buildings and ... read more...

The plus energy residenti...

Europe’s largest plus energy house was completed in Frankfurt in 2015. It extends over 150 metres and provides ... read more...

The BIM Manager: tech-sav...

Building Information Modeling (BIM) changes the work processes and patterns of activity in construction. It leads ... read more...

BIM: How to achieve digit...

With Building Information Modeling (BIM) buildings can be realized more efficiently, in a more resource-conserving ... read more...

Arcosanti – an architectu...

In the second part of our series “The city of the future” we introduce you to the urban vision of Italian ... read more...

5 selected tools for proj...

Efficient project management saves time and costs. A whole range of tools can support architect’s offices with ... read more...

Working efficiently: how ...

Small and medium sized architectural firms are very popular. They are regarded as flexible, unbureaucratic, ... read more...

5 practical apps for arch...

Scandinavia is way ahead of Germany. There, the smartphone is already one of the most important pieces of ... read more...

Innovative facade solutio...

Facades not only lend buildings their characteristic appearance but increasingly they must also meet high ... read more...

Amorphous building in Ger...

Spectacular projects of Blob architecture stand alone internationally with their curious aesthetic. read more...

Building with bamboo or w...

Hardwood is an ancient building material in Europe. Bamboo comes from the tropics and was primarily used by the ... read more...

Healthy living: the right...

Europeans spend on average 20 hours a day indoors. All the more reason to ensure pollutant-free construction ... read more...

Innovative Malmö: sustain...

Our cities are growing all the time. The United Nations forecast that in 2050 approximately 70 percent of the ... read more...

Carbon concrete: the buil...

One building material has dominated the market for more than 100 years: reinforced concrete. However, a new ... read more...

Office design – 5 must-ha...

Concentration, creativity, performance and mood are important factors for efficient working in the architect’s ... read more...

3D print of wood - archit...

3D technology heralds a revolution in the building industry: Buildings which today are still constructed through ... read more...

2017 building trends: ene...

Energy efficiency, healthy construction and sustainability - these three ideas determine the building trends in ... read more...

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