Solar Arcade 1br

Sol Viva inspired!

Solar Arcade 1br

Sol Viva inspired!

Kit Info

Solar Arcade 1BR
Model No.
Solar Kit 02

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.

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Additional Info

Macdonald Architecture & Technology
MTO: Made To Order
Standard 20'/40' Flat bed, van or container
Usually ships in 2 weeks
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Standard Info

Standard Features

All Kits come standard with the following qualities:

Custom Features

These may be added as customizations to any 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!


All Kits are prefabricated with 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


All Kits include Professional services:

  • 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


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