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This time-lapse video shows the construction of the latest prefab house designed by Melbourne-based design studio, ARKit.
The building was assembled by a team of six in the ARKit studio in Sunshine North, before being transferred to Melbourne for the State of Design festival.
The EcoStudio is the culmination of 6 years of internal R&D prototyping, and one year of development with Tai Hollingsbee, Principle Engineer at GHD.
The 50sqm building contains a bedroom, bathroom, living space and services hub. The sustainable design incorporates a compartmental wall panel system with built-in insulation, a green roof, water saving technologies and a full life-cycle analysis.
The prefabricated house, called the EcoStudio, was assembled as part of the State of Design Festival, which runs from 14-25 July in Melbourne. It is currently sitting in the ACCA courtyard – for a full list of events taking place in the house, visit the ARKit website.
Now in its eleventh year, Shaw Contract’s Design Awards program honors architecture and design firms that are changing the way people engage and interact with a space.