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Solar Arcade 1br

Sol Viva inspired!

Solar Arcade 1br

Sol Viva inspired!

Kit Info

Name
Solar Arcade 1BR
Model No.
Solar Kit 02
Description

Formerly the "Solar 1-1-1".

This is the original Macdonald Architecture Survival Consultants home plan, built as a demonstration in Orange, VA, USA. After being opened for house tours, it was rented as a sustainable energy independent home; no fossil fuel was used to heat and cool interiors.

The plan is especially suited to Sol Viva concepts as described by Anna Edy in "Sol Viva".

The greenhouse arcade can not only be used to trap solar wintertime energy for circulation throughout the dwelling, but may also be used to grow food and ornamental plants, or used as extra dining/living space.

Originally built as an earth sheltered home with rear and end retaining wall structure of reinforced concrete and masonry, the Solar Arcade 1BR has been redesigned as an am-cor Kit. am-cor's pre-engineered unified steel & cement prefabricated panelized Kits make construction fast and easy. The original size has been somewhat increased to enlarge laundry and to provide additional closet, bath, and kitchen space.

Producer
am‑cor inc.
Type
Ferrocement building Kit

Additional Info

Designer
Macdonald Architecture & Technology
Stock
MTO: Made To Order
Shipping
Standard 20'/40' Flat bed, van or container
Availability
Usually ships in 5 weeks
Inquiries
Contact us for purchasing or shipping estimates
Questions
See our Kit FAQ

Spec­ific­ations

Kit Price
USD $48/sq.ft.
Due to volatile market conditions, we can only give estimated rates at this time
Estimated Construction
Price Range (TCHC)
US $132,200 - $203,380 What's this?
Area
1150 sq.ft. (110 m2)
Width
48.0 ft. (14.6 m)
Length
24.0 ft. (7.3 m)
Stories
1 S
Ceiling
12.0 ft. (3.7 m)
Bedrooms
1 BR
Bathrooms
1 BA
Qualities
accessible, earth-bermed, earth-sheltered, passive-solar, tornado-resistant

Standard Features

All Kits come with:

Custom Features

Upgrades for your Kit:

  • Tornado-resistance
  • Flood-resistance
  • Floorplan modifications
  • Door/window adjustments
  • Wall height changes
  • Roof pitch/peak changes

Check out custom Kit Designs, and then contact us with your requirements!

Materials

Industrial-grade materials:

  • Structural galvanized cold formed light gauge steel
  • Structural galvanized expanded Carbon steel
  • amcorite™ structural Ferrocement additive
  • Chromium-plated fasteners
  • See Kit Contents for details

Professional Services

All Kits include:

  • On-site Field Representative Kit assembly tutorial & crew instruction
  • Steel panel and frame design in coordination with architect or project engineer
  • Sealed drawings of structural frame for building permit submission
  • Coordination with local code authority to expedite approval
  • Illustrated Field Manual detailing shell assembly
  • See Kit Contents for details

Questions

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