Arckit is a groundbreaking new architectural model system that allows users to physically design, build and modify working models radically faster than ever before. Architects can now bring their ideas to life with speed and precision, inspiring spontaneous creativity and a practical approach to designing multiple structures.
Arckit is based on contemporary building techniques and every component is made to a standard 1.2m/4ft modular grid to a scale, so can be envisaged at a scale relative to its surroundings. The reusable interconnecting components use no glue and are completely modular, making it possible to create a diverse range of scaled structures that can be used as physical working models to communicate architectural ideas and include clients in the design process. Arckit is now being used in many secondary schools teaching S.T.E.M. and Design & Technology curriculums such are its advanced education qualities/values.
Arckit components are available digitally within SketchUp and Autodesk Revit for concept builds to be designed before bringing to life with the real components. Arckit?s online Arckitexture image library of finishes supplied by real building companies enables users to dress their completed models. In addition, the ?Arckit infiniti 3D? printed component library on Shapeways is our new platform which offers a bespoke collection of parts that integrate into the Arckit system to further advance its functionality. Arckit will be encouraging everyone to participate in the realisation of new components.
From renowned architecture practices to university courses, Arckit is fast building a strong reputation as a flexible and creative design tool. As well as listings with retailers such as Harrods, Barnes & Nobles and RIBA bookstores, Arckit has also gained worldwide recognition when it was shortlisted for The Irish Times InterTrade Innovation Awards, and later won the prestigious Red Dot Design Award 2015.