ARCKIT Model 31

We assume that everything’s becoming more efficient, and in an immediate sense that’s true; our lives are better in many ways. But that improvement has been gained through a massively inefficient use of natural resources.
— Paul Hawken

Natural Lighting Test and View of Staircase

Project Details

Today I present Arckit Model 32, a residential modern home emphasizing passive lighting considerations. The home features an open first floor with a garage, kitchen, living, dining, guest bedroom and bathroom. This public area, is glazed along the north wall with views toward a outdoor pool and surrounding garden. The South facade is closed off with fewer windows to minimize heat entering the home and take advantage of solar gain with increased thermal massing. Upstairs there are 3 bedrooms, two bathrooms and two rooftop patios.  I began constructing the model by building a base-plate and outlining an extension of the home that would protrude from a rectangular form. This extension would be made with Arckit Angled pieces. 

Garage View

Front Entrance View

Front Entrance View

Front Door View

After my outline was complete, I built up the surrounding walls, creating the first floor program. Walking through the front door, the garage/car is on the right, the living room and dining room is on the left and kitchen, bedroom and bathroom are straight ahead. Heading up the stairs, I created a hallway that leads to an outdoor deck/patio. On either side of the hallway there are a total of 3 bedrooms and two bathrooms. Outside on the patio, there are continued stairs to the third floor roof top green roof and patio space.

Natural Lighting Test and view of Public Area

Public Area View

Second Floor Balcony Overhang Close Up

Second Floor Balcony

Second Floor Balcony Entrance and Stairs to the Upper Deck

Third Floor Upper Deck

South Facade View

Photo Gallery

Video Documentation


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