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Arckit Inspiration - A guide to your A180

Arckit Inspiration - A guide to your A180

Here we look at Arckit 180, a mid tier kit to the Arckit line-up, offering 350+ components. Arckit opens the world of architecture to everyone, and I'm here to help you get started by demonstrating several sample builds!

Your Arckit 180 is a free-form architectural modelling system that enables you to physically bring your design ideas to life with speed and precision. The included pieces are based on the modular components of modern architectural building techniques, making it possible to create a wide variety of professional scaled structures.

I hope these sample models help you understand the fundamentals of using Arckit to design your own amazing structures!

ARCKIT Model 44 - Blokable

ARCKIT Model 44 - Blokable

Blokable, founded in March 2016 by former Amazon Product manager, Aaron Holm, is a Seattle startup focused on pre-manufactured housing "blocks" that aim to speed up production, cut unnecessary costs and tackle affordable housing. Originating with Holm’s fascination for container architecture and the idea of making housing that can be easily configured, Blokable foresees a future of fully integrated communities. Unlike other similar modular projects, each Blokable unit has a fully integrated computer system called “BlokSense." This smart-home platform provides homeowners with a tablet interface to control their electric, water, temperature, lighting and security systems on top of standard power-saving features like setting Home, Away, Sleep, or Vacation. Residents are residents are able to talk directly to property managers with the built in Slack application. With a unique target market, Blokable concentrates on affordable housing projects for students, teachers, and low-income families. 

Arckit Model 43 - Project reACT

Arckit Model 43 - Project reACT

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."