Arckit Model Building System Introduced For Architects
Arckit, a new architectural modeling system, has been introduced to allow architects to physically design, build and modify a working model. It was previewed in June at the 2014 AIA Expo in Chicago, prior to being offered to the U.S. market.
Arckit is a freeform model building tool that allows architects and designers to physically explore designs and bring their projects to life. The interconnecting components use no glue, making it possible to create and modify a broad range of building types that can be used as working models and to showcase finished projects.
Arckit is based on modern paneled building techniques. Each component is made on a standard 4-foot (1.2-m) modular grid to a scale of 1:48. Completed models can be finished with surface textures and material patterns by accessing a free digital Arckitexture Library on the Arckit website.
The creator of Arckit said: “I originally set out to develop a system designed by architects for architects. However, by removing all difficulties associated with traditional architectural model making, Arckit has, in fact, opened up an entirely new way for everyone to physically design and bring their ideas to life. You don’t have to purchase an expensive CAD drawing package or take a course, you just open the box and start to explore. We have received overwhelming interest not only from the architect profession but also from groups outside the industry, such as the education sector, architecture enthusiasts, interior designers, set designers, model hobbyists, and home builders planning extensions or building projects.”
For more information about Arckit, visit www.arckit.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.