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3-D Home Kit: All You Need to Construct a Model of Your Own Home or Addition Book Supplement – September 1, 1998


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Product Details

  • Misc. Supplies: 21 pages
  • Publisher: Gardeners Guide (September 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1880301016
  • ISBN-13: 978-1880301012
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 12.5 x 18.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #27,592 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

It also has pretty good instructions with it.
Terrijean
The 3-D Home Kit turns each student's efforts into a realistic three-dimensional house model--and they love it.
David M. Katz
After seeing how easy it was to do, I highly reccomend this to anyone building a house.
yaelzev

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45 of 46 people found the following review helpful By Laurel on August 12, 2005
Format: Misc. Supplies
This kit does a difficult task admirably – it offers novice designers a clear and understandable path through the complex processes of house design and paper model-building. As a K-12 design educator who uses 3-d Home Kits with my middle school (math and engineering) students, I can tell the creator of this kit has refined the process by teaching with the kit many times himself.

The wealth of information (text plus illustrations) in the “Hands-on Design + Math” section teaches a good introduction to the design process for students and homeowners alike: program (determining your needs); site considerations; interior spaces; how to work in scale; and roof design. The “Model Construction section, a concise step-by-step guide, wisely includes a sample room addition with which to practice.

Homeowners creating their own home design or remodel should be taking their time with process; I would suggest absorbing what this kit can teach, then doing drafts and rough study models using other paper and oak tag, then using the kit’s materials to create an attractive and useful final model.
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82 of 88 people found the following review helpful By home planner on December 11, 2008
Format: Misc. Supplies
After reading some strongly positive and negative reviews, I felt that as the inventor of the 3D Home Kit, I should provide an overview.

I invented the 3D Home Kit in 1983, to help homeowners construct detailed, three-dimensional, scale models of their own new home, addition and remodeling projects. The kit is based on my experience at Pratt Institute School of Architecture, from which I graduated in 1971, where I learned that constructing a model is the best way to design and visualize your building project. One of the first things I did with the prototype kit was to build a model house and compare it with a professional built model, costing hundreds of dollars; and when I saw that the kit model was similar quality, I knew that I had accomplished my goal.

The 3D Home Kit was an immediate success and over two-hundred thousand have been sold. As part of its success, the kit has been used in schools to assist in teaching architectural design, as well as math, history, writing, and home economics. I have been interested in pursuing the educational use of the kit and worked ten summers developing and teaching an architecture and mathematics workshop for high school students. My students thoroughly enjoyed the kit and their work has been outstanding as they designed and built wonderful models of their own dream homes.

When I worked with students, one question I had was whether to make a new "student" version of the 3D Home Kit. I spoke with several teachers who used the kit and one of them gave me the key: students are clever and quick to respond, and if you give them a professional kit they will give you their best "professional" effort, whereas if you give them a "student kit" then they will give you a typical student effort. Therefore, this is not a "student" kit.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful By SmartGuy12 on June 22, 2005
Format: Misc. Supplies
I purchased this kit in the first stages of planning my new home. I found it very helpful in planning the layout of the rooms, the roof design, and the locations of windows. The model helped me communicate with my architect and builder.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By David M. Katz on November 8, 2007
Format: Misc. Supplies
I have used the 3-D Home Kit for the past four years as the basis for teaching the Architecture and Mathematics Workshop at the SummerMath program at Mount Holyoke College. My students are high school girls and they come from economically and culturally diverse background--from everywhere throughout the U.S. to Europe, Asia and African. They have little or no prior architectural training. Each student gets a kit and the opportunity to design and construct a model of her own dream home.

Students mostly work independently, sometimes help each other, and get my assistance as needed. Using the kit, they learn about space planning, size, scale and proportion, as well as endless design details including where to put a bathroom or stairway, furniture layout, and how to design a kitchen and a roof. Some students work on landscape design adding pools, patios, trees and walks. The students also improve their hands on skills including how measure, cut and glue. The workshop is one-and-a-half hours per day for two weeks.

Some students jump into the kit's design process in a moment, others take most of the two weeks to understand that making a mistake is a valuable lesson. Problem solving is the name of the game. When one design doesn't work, the student can scrap that approach and quickly measure and cut another sheet of the kit's building materials to actually see another option. The kit provides a wonderful way for the student to try several designs. The 3-D Home Kit turns each student's efforts into a realistic three-dimensional house model--and they love it.

I highly recommend the kit, and have used it to plan several of my own design and fantasy projects: my own home, art studio from a tobacco shed, and vacation home designs such as a seashore cottage and mountain yurt.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Barbara D on August 19, 2013
Format: Misc. Supplies
My grandson used the 3-D Home Kit to build several models of his own dream houses. This kit really lets him use his imagination and develop his hands-on skills. He needed some help getting started with the project and I was happy to be able to work together. Before he started on the kit, he used the Home Quick Planner with furniture symbols to design his own floor plan, which is necessary before building the house model.

I recommend that you search "3-D Home Kit" on Youtube and watch the three videos that show how to use the kit. This kit takes a lot of effort, but the results can be amazing.
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