ARCKIT is a freeform architectural modelling system that allows you to physically explore designs and bring your ideas to life with speed and precision. Based on modern building techniques and a 1.2m/4ft grid to scale, the ‘click and connect’ modular components make it possible to create a vast range of structures that can be quickly assembled, endlessly modified and finished to perfection.
To open up the world of architecture to everyone. To help you develop fundamental design skills and experience the feeling of spontaneous creativity through hands-on model building. And to continually develop our unique system as a practical tool for architects, a STEAM learning aid for education and as a fun way to release creative energy.
As an architect, Damien Murtagh understood the value of a physical model to explore ideas and present designs to clients. However, traditional ‘cut and glue’ models are time consuming, impractical and expensive. The moment of insight came while he was developing a real modular building concept. He needed a modern system that was fast, reusable and cost-effective. To his amazement, nothing like this existed – so he decided to invent one from scratch!
We’re a bright team of architects, toy specialists, designers, model enthusiasts and all-round creative people. From our offices in Dublin and London, and our manufacturing facility in ‘The Garden of Ireland’, Co. Wicklow, we work tirelessly to share our enthusiasm and ideas for Arckit.
With your help, we’re building a global community of architects, engineers, designers, homebuilders, educators, students and model hobbyists who are inspiring us to make Arckit even more advanced, practical, educational and fun.
We have big dreams and aspirations for Arckit’s continual evolution. Our aim is to one day make Arckit available to everyone around the world, in particular for the underprivileged and underserved in society, as an invaluable tool for learning. Our hope is that Arckit will inspire and educate the next generation of creators and help to make the world a better place.
“Architects have always used physical working models. However, cutting and gluing materials together is no longer feasible due to time and cost constraints. I still believe this process is essential for collaboration between architects and clients, so I wanted to create a new system that would rekindle model making. By removing technical barriers, Arckit has opened up architectural design and precision scaled model making to everyone for the first time ever. Since we launched, Arckit has become increasingly popular as a practical, fun and highly educational design tool. We really value ideas from the Arckit community and we are continually striving to evolve and enhance the system. I hope that your new kit brings you many hours of happiness and creativity.”