Arckit Model 43 - Project reACT

Featuring Andrew North Jr. and Zack Bishop

Quality is not an act, it is a habit.
— Aristotle

Project Details

The University of Maryland's 2017 Solar Decathlon Entry, reACT, which stands for resilient Adaptive Climate Technology, is designed to adapt to a diverse range of climate situations. Merging both the indigenous world with western technology, the home delivers a sustainable, regenerative, almost “living” model that challenges conventional housing models. The home is completely solar-powered, water conservative and affordable. Project "reACT goes beyond the solar-powered requirements of the Decathlon, capitalizing on the talents of UMD’s architecture, engineering and life science programs to devise several innovative features." 

Video Documentation


Zack Bishop is a first year architecture student at the University of Maryland. He is interested in sustainable materials and design as well as techniques to fortify buildings for extreme weather situations.

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