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ARE EUROPEANS ANY GOOD AT URBAN DESIGN?

ARE EUROPEANS ANY GOOD AT URBAN DESIGN?

Arckit at the AIA Convention 2014 in Chicago We recently launched Arckit, our award-winning architectural model system, at the AIA Convention 2014 in Chicago last month. This was our official US launch, so it was a huge achievement for Arckit. It was also our first time in Chicago and the city certainly made a lasting impression on us – especially when we returned home to Ireland. Let’s take a look at London Let’s take a look at London. Economic growth and cultural diversity has made the UK’s capital one of the most popular cities in the world. There is a...

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HOW TOYS INSPIRE FAMOUS ARCHITECTS

HOW TOYS INSPIRE FAMOUS ARCHITECTS

The toys we play with as children really do shape the way we see the world Think back to your own childhood educational toys and perhaps you can see how they influenced what you do now? There is no doubt that educational toys inspire children to create their own worlds and feed their imaginations, but can construction toys really turn children into architects or indeed famous architects? “There is a theory that the Modern Movement in architecture was heavily influenced by the architects playing with Froebel blocks as children.” Harry Wallop, Consumer Affairs Editor at the Daily Telegraph Frank Lloyd Wright,...

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IMPROVING THE DESIGN OF NEW HOUSING

IMPROVING THE DESIGN OF NEW HOUSING

Arckit is already becoming popular as a physical model for architectural design for New Homes Arckit is already becoming popular as a physical model for architectural design, especially with individuals who are designing new homes or planning extensions. Large residential companies and leading architectural practices are also beginning to take an active interest in Arckit as they recognise the wider potential for themselves and their clients. What if Arckit was given to homebuyers as a design tool when buying their new home? National housing companies such as Barratt, Potton, Taylor Wimpey and Persimmon are constructing thousands of affordable and high...

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FIRST UNIVERSITIES AND SCHOOLS TO USE ARCKIT

FIRST UNIVERSITIES AND SCHOOLS TO USE ARCKIT

The Education Sector has expressed a serious interest in Arckit The education sector has expressed a serious interest in Arckit since our launch and this month has seen several schools and universities around the world commit to making Ackit part of their curriculum for architecture and design courses. This is an exciting change for design students at these schools and universities, who will soon be using Arckit to inspire the next generation of architectural design. And they’re not the only ones to see Arckit’s massive potential Arckit has steadily been gaining approval and support from architects, institutions and students following...

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HOW ARE YOU USING ARCKIT?

HOW ARE YOU USING ARCKIT?

Arckit has a strong following within architecture circles and amongst students and model hobbyists Arckit has a strong following within architecture circles and amongst students and model hobbyists, but it has still remained relatively undiscovered … until recently. The Irish Times ran a feature at the beginning of the month describing Arckit as “sophisticated Lego” and since then word really seems to be spreading – Wired Magazine even approached us and asked to do a write-up (more on this soon)! Retail listings from Singapore to Chicago Our recent publicity, along with retail listings from Singapore to Chicago, has transformed Arckit...

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ARCKIT CHRISTMAS COMPETITION: WIN A FREE ARCKIT!

ARCKIT CHRISTMAS COMPETITION: WIN A FREE ARCKIT!

Enter our Arckit Christmas Competition Enter our Arckit Christmas Competition to be in with a chance to win a FREE Arckit. All you have to do is submit photographs of your Arckit model builds and we’ll pick the winners! 1ST PRIZE: ARCKIT 240 2ND PRIZE: ARCKIT 120 3RD PRIZE: ARCKIT 60 Models will be assessed according to the following criteria: Design awareness and creativity Quality of the model and NOT necessarily the size of the structure Application and use of Arckitexture Demonstrate ability to “think like an architect”. Please include a short (200 max) description of your project including what inspired...

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HARRODS STOCK ARCKIT IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS

HARRODS STOCK ARCKIT IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS

Christmas is now less than four weeks away! Christmas is now less than four weeks away and everyone is busy preparing for the season’s festivities, family celebrations and the frantic search for ideal Christmas gifts! Arckit On Sale in Harrods What better place to visit for shopping than Harrods? London’s most famous luxury department store welcomes up to 300,000 customers every day, looking for the latest high-end presents. So we are delighted to announce that Harrods has chosen to stock Arckit in time for Christmas, complete with an in-store display of Arckit models. If you’re looking for a Christmas gift...

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ARCKIT COMPONENT PACKS NOW AVAILABLE

ARCKIT COMPONENT PACKS NOW AVAILABLE

Arckit component packs are now available! We have been working hard to develop and expand our range of components and we now offering individual component packs that can be used with your existing Arckit – so you can build structures that are unlimited in size. And we’re offering a 15% discount on all our products this weekend only! The individual Arckit component packs start from as little as £8.99 and include extra sets of popular pieces such as floor tiles, wall joints, links, windows, stairs and roof panels. This makes Arckit even more versatile and opens up possibilities for using...

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