This creative project has been created in collaboration with HiveHaus, a company specialising in innovative, modular architecture. During the project, students will begin by learning about the HiveHaus concept, which is based on pre-fabricated, hexagonal 'cells' that connect in a flexible, adaptable and affordable way. Following their research, students will be given a brief to design a HiveHaus structure for their school! They will draw their design ideas and pick their pre-fabricated components before drawing their designs in CAD software. The models will then be 3D printed and used in presentations to explain their design thinking.

Included Resource

Curriculum alignment documents (ISTE, NGSS, CCSS and UK National Curriculum Standards)

Case study animation video (hosted on PrintLab's student portal)

Design workbook (PDF)

Video design tutorial in Tinkercad (hosted on PrintLab's student portal)