Instead of architects creating buildings only for those who can afford to commission them, what if regular citizens could design and build their own houses? Designer Alastair Parvin says it’s possible.

About Alastair Parvin

Alastair Parvin is an architect and co-founder of WikiHouse, an open-source construction kit. It allows anyone to freely share model files for structures, which can then be downloaded, “printed” on cutting machines and easily assembled.

Part 4 of the TED Radio Hour episode Open Source World

Open Source World

The era of open source has led to countless innovations. When does it work and when is it chaos? In this episode, TED speakers explore how open source is changing how we build, collaborate and govern.

via npr.org

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