April 2011 Vectorworks eDispatch Vol 109

April 2011 Global eDispatch

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KB Design creates well-considered custom homes

Keith Baker of award-winning architecture firm KB Design said a quote he read many years ago–"we create our dwellings and then they create us"–inspired him to design well-considered homes.
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Image courtesy of KB Design.

Image courtesy of KB Design.

Atsushi Kitagawara transforms his love of art into architecture

Atsushi Kitagawara, one of Japan's most prized architects, draws inspiration from human imagination and behavior, society, nature, and life. And he always seeks spaces and environments in which reason and emotion co-exist, like in a poem.
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CAEDRO brings Vectorworks to students
in the Dominican Republic

Our Architecture Industry Specialist, Luis Ruiz, visited the Dominican Republic earlier this month to assist the team at CAEDRO (our distributor in the Caribbean) with their participation in the XIV National Encounter of Schools and Faculties of Architecture (ENEFA) at the Catholic and Technologic University of Cibao (UCATECI) in the city of La Vega Real.
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h4a creates modern beauty in Germany

Martin Gessert and Albrecht Randecker, the founding partners of h4a Gessert + Randecker Architekten BDA, know how to create designs that supersede the practical and evoke pure emotion.
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punto design wins bronze prize in LG Mobile Design Competition

We are pleased to announce that Mr. Otaki of punto design, one of our Japanese Vectorworks users, won the bronze prize in the LG Mobile Design Competition 2010. The theme of the competition focused on designing the "mobile of the future" and many exciting, innovative entries were submitted.
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Visitor center by Leuppi & Schafroth Architekten AG
featured as "Project of the Week"

The new visitor center for Rhine Falls at the castle Laufen was recently featured as "Project of the Week" on swiss-architects.com. Leuppi & Schafroth Architekten AG, who have been drawing with Vectorworks since 1995, were responsible for this unique design.
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Italian students get a lesson on Vectorworks and BIM

VideoCOM, our Vectorworks distributor in Italy, has been busy these days…presenting the Vectorworks software to students and professors in a variety of schools. "Today's students appreciate the features and possibilities offered by integrated CAD and BIM in Vectorworks," explains Pier Luigi Antonini, president of VideoCOM.
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3D Modeling in Vectorworks, Third Edition by Jonathan Pickup

Light Plot Deconstructed, Third Edition by Gregg Hillmar

Remarkable Renderworks by Daniel Jansenson

Residential Garden Design with Vectorworks Landmark, Third Edition by Tamsin Slatter

Vectorworks Architect Tutorial Manual, Third Edition by Jonathan Pickup

Vectorworks Essentials Tutorial Manual, Third Edition by Jonathan Pickup

Vectorworks Landmark Tutorial Manual, Second Edition by Jonathan Picku

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