The Prototype Qbit was erected in New Denver BC in the fall of 2021
Zigloo Studio had been contemplating the Qbit concept for more than an decade, when the opportunity came to purchase a property in New Denver BC. The early conceptual plans involved the use of 20 foot shipping containers. Mechanical systems, insulation solutions and weatherproofing details proved too challenging for the prototype. The concept shifted to the use of an insulated engineered wood frame with steel stud walls and the Qbit Prototype was created. The foundation was installed over the summer, and the Qbit Units were delivered and installed in 7 hours. Over the next year, decks, stairs and a heat pump system were installed. The Prototype Qbit building is occupied, and being studied, and refined by the designer.
Design Plans for 2 units of the Prototype Qbit by Zigloo Design Studio (zigloo.ca)
The Prototype Qbit was constructed in the shops of Earthwright Shelter Company in Revelstoke BC (earthwright.ca)
Prototype Qbit: Unit A Exterior
Prototype Qbit: Unit B Interior -
mechanical and bathroom
Prototype Qbit: Unit B Interior - kitchen area
The Prototype Qbit site installation New Denver BC
Prototype Qbit: Site prepared with 6 engineered foundation pylons
Prototype Qbit: Qbit Unit B prepared for delivery
Qbit Prototype: Qbit Unit B delivered to site
Prototype Qbit: aligning Qbit Unit B on foundations
Prototype Qbit: Qbit Unit A and B placed on foundations
Prototype Qbit: completed Qbit home
Interior Photos to come.
Qbit Prototype Lessons
Things we learned in the about prefabricated building, engineering and living in the Prototype Qbit.