ARKit’s prefab house

July 21, 2010

Video: A time-lapse video showing the construction of ARKit’s prefab house for State of Design.

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.

State of Design

  • Bartek Klimczak July 29th, 2010 12:46 pm

    As an architect and former prefab addict. I momentarily get excited by this until i realise that it would in no way comply with any laws, cost a fortune in offsite one off production and or be sucked dry by overpaid electrical and hydralic trades, resulting in a building that the picket fence neighbourhood would condemn and hold bake sales to raise money to have it burnt to the ground.
    Welcome to Australia

  • University of Western Sydney August 4th, 2011 1:28 am

    This is an outstanding creation, we would love the Creators to come and speak to our Building and Engineering Departments. Present to our students.

  • Barry O'farrell August 4th, 2011 1:29 am

    These types of ecofriendly, cost effective, prefabricated housing could be used to solve Sydney’s housing problems

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