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Arckit Proudly Available at the Qatar National Museum

Arckit Proudly Available at the Qatar National Museum

The National Museum of Qatar, designed by iconic French architect Jean Nouvel, is being inaugurated on 28 March 2019 by His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani. Located on Qatar's restored historic palace, it traces Qatar's history from 700 million years ago up to the present. Nouvel, who also designed the Louvre Abu Dhabi, drew inspiration from the crystalline forms that emerge in the desert as the basis for his design with curved discs, intersections and cantilevered angles. Located on a 1.5 million ft² site at the south end of Doha's Corniche, the NMoQ building will rise from...

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Arckit Reviews in NY Toy Fair 2019 by Super Parent, GizWix and The Tech Guy.

Arckit Reviews in NY Toy Fair 2019 by Super Parent, GizWix and The Tech Guy.

Arckit has been chosen as one of the best toys at New York Toy Fair 2019 by Super Parent. To find out why Arckit is so great, click the link below to read the review:   Click Here     Check out this nice GizWiz episode (#1716) reviewing the best of NY Toy Fair 2019:  Click Here   Check out this nice The Tech Guy episode (#1570) reviewing the best of NY Toy Fair 2019: Click Here

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ARCKIT + KINGSPAN AT RDC – TORONTO

ARCKIT + KINGSPAN AT RDC – TORONTO

“Together we have the opportunity to make our built environments more energy efficient, attractive, environmentally responsible and productive.” — Gene M. Murtagh, Chief Executive Officer, Kingspan INTRODUCTION This past weekend, Rick Fairhurst was invited to the University of Toronto on behalf of ARCKIT to lead a hands-on design workshop for students at this year’s Rotman Design Challenge, sponsored by Kingspan. Meshing perfectly with the themes of resilience and digitized construction, the students enjoyed building and interacting with the ARCKIT platform. It was an honour to demo ARCKIT alongside Kingspan and inspiring to see talented students pitch ideas revolving around the...

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Meeting Richard

Meeting Richard

The day had finally arrived. I was on my way to London to meet someone quite extraordinary, a person whose work I had studied during my time as a student at Hull School of Architecture and continued to admire throughout my career.  Within the field of architecture and urban design, Richard Rogers is regarded amongst the foremost architects and visionaries of our time. Winner of numerous accolades such as the RIBA Gold Medal, Pritzker Architecture Prize and Sterling Prize, his iconic works include Lloyds Bank, The Millennium Dome, Madrid Barajas Airport, The Pompidou Centre, and most recently with Rogers Stirk Harbour &...

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It’s official! Architecture is now recognized as STEM.

It’s official! Architecture is now recognized as STEM.

It’s something we have secretly known all along: Architecture is the educational equivalent to eating broccoli and goji berries. Let us explain… It turns out that architecture is now classed as a STEM subject (involving Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths). The US House of Representatives passed the Career and Technical Education bill in July 2018, following discussions with the AIA in the US who led the charge to pass the bill. What does this mean? Well, for the first time, the legislation officially considers architecture a part of STEM education. As anyone involved in education knows, STEM learning has been...

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Bricks to Blocks

Bricks to Blocks

Building blocks create much more than simple structures – they build careers. The hours spent playing with building blocks on rainy days as a child teaches basic building principles and has marked the turning point when many of us wanted to become architects, designers and engineers. This was indeed the case for us – and it’s presumably also true for the creator of LEGO Architecture, Adam Reed Tucker. Adam has decided to open Blocks to Bricks, the world’s first and only museum celebrating the history of three-dimensional building toys and exploring how they inspire the creators and innovators of tomorrow. The...

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TRAIN LIKE A MARTIAN

TRAIN LIKE A MARTIAN

It’s going to be a blast! Astronaut Abby and our friends at The Mars Generationare about to launch their third annual mission with their #TrainLikeAMartianchallenge. This is a week of non-stop fun activities that show the importance of STEAM skills (science, technology, engineering, art, maths) in educating the next generation and preparing them for an exciting future. You could even win some cool space and STEM prizes. Skip to the end for our offer, it’s out of this world ;-)  Here’s what you need to know. Train Like A Martian 2018 runs from May 14-18 and is a must for anyone interested...

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Arckit Kickstarter Update: What Next?

Arckit Kickstarter Update: What Next?

It’s been a hectic few months since Arckit Cityscape and Masterplan funded on Kickstarter. This was our first campaign – and what an incredible experience. We’ve been working away to put all the pieces together and bring this to life. We know that many of you can’t wait to get your hands on the new kits, so we wanted to let you know that we’re 99% of the way there now. If everything goes to plan, we aim to begin assembling next week and sending the first orders out by mid-November. We’re really pleased with the results and hope you...

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