Good news! You’ve received an unexpected inheritance from a distant relative, and it’s just enough money to build your dream cabin in the mountains. You spend hours on the Internet researching companies that design and build predrafted cabins. You decide to go with Free Green because of their commitment to sustainable design. The affordable, one-bedroom cabin design catches your eye. The only problem is that you really need an extra bedroom to accommodate your fishing buddies. In the project-based challenge, students add a second bedroom onto a pre-drafted one-bedroom cabin to accommodate all those fishing buddies.
This course walks students through the design thinking process to transform a standard one-bedroom cabin design into a spacious two-bedroom retreat, specifying green building materials and solar panels for heating—all within budget limits. Discover to solve this design problem in a series of videos that detail the evolution of the design from understanding the problem, to examining every possible option, to designing a digital prototype using Autodesk Revit, to the final satisfying solution—the perfect mountain retreat. Fish on!
These assets can be used for all the difficulty levels found below.