Competitors: Dezeen has teamed up with Arckit to provide five readers the chance to win a model building set made for architects, which was hailed as “posh Lego” when it launched earlier this 12 months.
Produced by Irish architect Damien Murtagh, Arckit allows end users to develop their styles utilizing a series of modular components that connect without glue, related to Danish toy Lego.
“For a lot of individuals, 3D modelling pictures are very hard to entirely recognize,” Murtagh advised Dezeen. “A physical model is considerably simpler to comprehend.”
“With Arckit you do not need to devote months studying a complex and pricey computer software both, you just open the box and go,” he additional.
The reusable components allow the creation of freeform structures that can be dismantled and modified when needed.
The method is primarily based on modern creating techniques and makes use of a universal scale, producing it ideal for creating architectural tasks or showcasing completed designs.
“You can layout almost any construction with Arckit – from a space, extension, walled garden, dream residence, street, substantial-rise tower or even replicate some of the most iconic structures in the planet,” mentioned Murtagh.
“It truly is a precision creating device that encourages you to follow your imagination rather than a set of instructions.”
A catalogue of digital elements that correspond with Arckit developing blocks are also available through 3D modelling software program SketchUp.
Murtagh is also at present building Arckit infiniti 3D – a set of 3D-printed parts that will be obtainable through the Shapeways web site.
He has worked with developing suppliers to supply a variety of sensible surface textures such as timber, stone, brick and metal, which can be downloaded and printed to provided self-adhesive Arckitexture sheets.
Kits and person elements are available to purchase online and in store throughout the USA at Barnes and Noble. Visit the Arckit website for a lot more details.
Competition closes two December 2015. Winners will be picked at random and notified by e mail, and their names will be published at the top of this page. Dezeen competitions are worldwide and entries are accepted from readers in any nation.