Net Zero

ARCKIT Model 26/27

ARCKIT Model 26/27

In this project, I present Models 26 and 27, two different design variants of butterfly roof structures specifically looking at how design alone is able to passively reduce much of a building's energy requirements. If you have been following this blog series, you've definitely noticed that I love butterfly roofs and the Arckit platform allows for some really amazing designs. Both Cole and Jonathan are new students to this design project and to use Arckit to visually and kinetically demonstrate the sustainable concepts in butterfly roof design lead us to produce easily two of my favorite models thus far.

ARCKIT Model 20

ARCKIT Model 20

Today, I present Model 20, a Net Zero Arckit representation of the Omega Center for Sustainable Living (OCSL). It is an amazing structure that highlights the strengths and power a Living Certified building can have on a community. As a multi-use facility that controls and monitors the entire campus' water usage, the building serves an educational purpose, bringing people a hands on and personal educational experience with one of the worlds most environmentally conscious designs. Leaving a footprint that cannot be seen may be our biggest thank you we can offer to nature.

ARCKIT Model 16

ARCKIT Model 16

Today I present Arckit Model 16, a Net Zero structure with the programming for a Public Learning Center or Educational Library. The design of this structure is a flexible learning environment that would accommodate the traditional library functions. On top of that, it would support a cross-disciplinary and project-based learning program where small group work, digital learning and informal gathering are emphasized through visual demonstrations and hands on activities.