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Something BIG is coming!
There are major updates coming in December, including a new user interface, the addition of generative design, advanced GIS functionality, and more. 👀‍
November 29, 2022
The Why, What, and How of Lifecycle Carbon Analysis
There are a few significant blockers to detailed carbon assessment. Learn how Giraffe's partnership with The Footprint Company helps meet commitments to reduce current practices by 65% by 2030.
October 19, 2022
Giraffe 2.8 is here!
We are excited to announce Giraffe version 2.8! Tonnes of new Giraffe features have been released this month. Here is a quick snapshot of what we've been working on & is now available on the platform for you to use.
September 20, 2022
Giraffe Partners with Local Logic to Empower City Makers with Location Insights
Leading city building platform partners with location insights provider to make critical location data available to City makers across the US.
September 20, 2022
Top Tips to Find Off-Market Deals
‍Learn some insider tips for winning on your next deal! If you need to fill your development pipeline in a competitive market, trawling the MLS may not be your best bet. Learn how to find and action off-market deals with this guide.
August 17, 2022
Sometimes we go deep
August 15, 2022
Effective Knowledge Management for Real Estate Teams
Create a consistent, scalable data schema with customizable properties and reusable templates. Designate desired levels of data access. Keep project-level data curated in a library of favorites only you can access, or choose to share with your team.‍ Join our co-founder and CEO, Rob, as he guides super-users who want to share reusable data, settings, and geometry across their teams and organisation.
August 11, 2022
Replace disconnected tools and data with an all-in-one design, analysis, and presentation suite
Join our CEO and founder Rob as he demonstrates report creation in Giraffe.
August 10, 2022
Building Typology Masterclass: Townhomes
Whether you call it a townhome, rowhome, or townhouse, or even a terraced house, attached and semi-attached single-family homes have a historical precedent in many urban centers. A townhouse is “a usually single-family house of two or sometimes three stories that is usually connected to a similar house by a common sidewall” (Merriam-Webster). Let’s discover how to represent townhomes in Giraffe!
August 10, 2022
Building Typology Masterclass: Core & Shell
Let’s explore how to design a Core & Shell product in Giraffe with this easy step-by-step guide.
August 10, 2022
Building Typology Masterclass: Wrap
Learn how to design a Wrap construction product in Giraffe with this step-by-step guide.
August 10, 2022
Building Typology Masterclass: Podium
Learn how to design a podium construction product in Giraffe with this easy step-by-step guide.
August 10, 2022
Solving for Sustainable Urban Development
When taking sustainable urban development into account, it’s also important to consider the journey as well as the goal. One path may do the work efficiently or another may consume huge amounts of resources without ever increasing the quality of life.
January 28, 2022
2021 Product Release Year in Review
As 2021 comes to a close, we’re celebrating the strides Giraffe has made to create a comprehensive, intuitive platform for early stage real estate planning over the past 365 days. 
December 15, 2021
November 2021 Product Release - Finance, Design Library, Design Compare
The release of Design Library, Design Compare and Finance continues to build upon data accessibility and empowers our users with access to capitalize on it.
November 19, 2021
simplicity
aiming for simplicity
January 19, 2021
The Case for Urban Forestry Planning in Pre-Design
Trees and urban forestry create beautiful, livable cities and spaces. Their positive impact not only spans health and happiness, but perceived value and improved asset profits.
September 1, 2020
Software is eating the world, make sure it doesn't eat you
Software is such a core component of modern business that a consistent way of thinking about what software your business needs is a critical. But what should you consider?
August 27, 2020
Collate your data
When assessing a site - data is king. But so much time and energy can be lost by miscommunication. We've spoken to many architects, developers and engineers who've lost countless hours & had many sleepless nights over data translation errors.
August 26, 2020
Building sand tables
What is a sandtable & why should you build one? Find out in this article why it's so important to have a central source of truth that everyone can see & collaborate on.
August 17, 2020
Why do architects care about graphics so much?
Why do clients care about style so much?
July 9, 2020
Thinking in 6D: 3D + time + cost + Carbon
Geometric optimisation allows you to 'dematerialise' a building: to build something that does the job you want it to but with less material. This means the building contains less embodied carbon.
June 15, 2020
Our Platform
Our mission is to help people make great decisions. We want to build a beautiful, democratic system for reasoning about cities and buildings.
December 3, 2019
Computational Design will change the way designers work
We are in a kind of Cambrian explosion of AEC technology.
October 27, 2019
Urban AI
Giraffe, UDIA, UNSW and COX Architecture have built a computational design model that generates built form based on a combination of constraints layers and parameters like FSR, height of building and setbacks.
September 23, 2019

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