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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.
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