Arckit is a ‘hands-on’ and ‘open-ended’ architectural building block platform consisting of unique components for spontaneously exploring and visualising your ideas in scale model form. Inspired by real modular building techniques, Arckit enables aspiring architects of all ages to build freely and without restrictions using a ‘professional-level’ design tool. Think of Arckit like any instrument, the more you become familiar with it, the more amazing creations you will bring to life.
Explore desert house designs
Explore your desert landscape and build with Arckit Desert Living kit. Create your ultimate collection of colourful and cool desert house style designs reflecting the challenging lifestyle in desert regions. The Arckit Desert Living scale model building kits lets you build in the heat of the dry rock bed from the comfort of your home! (Scale 1:50 / 1/4)
Ideal for Budding architects from age 7 years old to create and learn about the life in the desert, from cactus to coyotes and bushes to BBQs, wilderness quirks and designs.
4 Building design ideas to inspire you:
Check it out exciting 3D construction videos and keep building with your set:
Desert Living - Sample Building #1
Desert Living - Sample Building #3
Desert Living - Sample Building #2
Desert Living - Sample Building #4
Share your creations!
We love to see what our community is building, so why not share your creations with the world and let’s inspire one another! Be part of our Community Builds Gallery by tagging @arckitmodel and adding #arckit to your posts. You can also reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn while Playing
Arckit is the first company to ever receive the official STEAM Accreditation Stamp of Approval by the Toy Association of America and Dr. Amanda Gummer’s Good Play Guide™ (learn more here). At the very heart of Arckit is a truly ‘open-ended’ and ‘hands-on’ architectural model building tool that introduces a whole new method of learning and discovery while having fun building without restriction.
Today architecture is becoming increasingly recognised as a multi- disciplinary medium that not only teaches fundamental practical, social, environmental and STEAM subjects, it also encompasses the 5 C’s - Creativity, Collaboration, Communication, Critical and Computational Thinking.
Our aim is to encourage our future designers and visionaries to thing freely, develop essential all-round skills and ultimately to help them to become positive change makers in society.
Bring it to life
From cactus to coyotes and bushes to BBQs, wilderness quirks and designs, a host of bespoke Desert Cardboard Pop-Outs are included in the Desert Living kit to bring storytelling, scenery and scale to your models.
100% Plastic-Free Packaging
In Arckit’s commitment to helping improve the environment, all new kits including Arckit Desert Living contain zero plastic packaging and instead use compostable material made from potato and corn starch. In addition, Arckit Desert Living has a reusable box for storing your components.
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What is Arckit?
Can I build more than the sample models?
YES! The sample build on the box is just to get you started so you become familiar with Arckit’s unique ‘open-ended’ components and platform. Each kit has a further 3 alternative designs available online which we recommend you also build and then the possibilities for you to create your own masterpieces are truly unlimited. If you can imagine it, you can build it!
Are all kits compatible with one another?
Who can enjoy Arckit?
Arckit can be used by anyone from 4yrs and upwards to adults as a fun, practical and stimulating design tool to be enjoyed individually or in groups. Arckit encourages hands-on creativity and less time on your mobile devices.
• Future architects and creators looking to step-up from their building block toys to a more advanced building block tool
• Parents wanting to give a meaningful gift to their children that they will enjoy, reuse and learn from.
• Adult hobbyists, designers and self-builders as a working model for exploring, visualising and communicating their ideas.
• Schools to teach and learn a myriad of STEM & STEAM topics through the lens of architecture.
• Elderly as a fun, engaging and stimulating product to be enjoyed independently or with a group of friends.
Arckit empowers minds through Architecture...Unleash your inner Architect with Arckit!
What scale is Arckit?
Arckit is scale 1:50 metric or ¼ imperial however did you know that you can also interpret Arckit at any scale you envisage it to be depending on its surroundings and context? Have fun integrating it with your other building block sets and characters.
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