WikiHouse: Design And Print Out A Home

wikihouse WikiHouse is an open source construction set from London architectural firm 00:/. Design a home, “print it out” with a CNC cutter, and assemble, without needing any training or power tools, even. TreeHugger explains:

Four years ago, I wrote:

Imagine ordering a custom house, connecting lightweight, manageable pieces without a crane, living in a house where the framing is furniture quality and you don’t even want to cover it with drywall. This is truly the future.

That future gets closer every day, and the future will be open sourced with WikiHouse.

You download the plans and cut them out on a CNC router, then bolt them together into a frame, which are set at 2 feet on centre. when you bolt on the exterior panels you have a rigid structure.

Anyone will be able to simply go into Google Sketchup, combine and adapt components, then hit “Make this house” and send instructions to the CNC router.

Four years ago I thought the digital house would come in a box. How primitive; now you just print it out on site.

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  • http://www.ContraControl.com/ Zenc

    RepRap,Makerbot, Laser Metal Sintering, 5 axis machine tools, and technologies (like the one covered) which allow local production will have economic and social impacts which we probably can’t adequately project at this time.

    Need to fix a broken part on your stroller? Already been done.

    Need to replace a worn bushing, broken bolt, or vanity knob on your car? No problem.

    Want to crank out a new sear for the ole ak without a bunch of pesky tax stamps? No problem.

    We may finally get to see some of the advantages of the open source community applied to our everyday physical environment.

    Incremental innovation is the bomb-diggity.

  • http://www.ContraControl.com/ Zenc

    RepRap,Makerbot, Laser Metal Sintering, 5 axis machine tools, and technologies (like the one covered) which allow local production will have economic and social impacts which we probably can’t adequately project at this time.

    Need to fix a broken part on your stroller? Already been done.

    Need to replace a worn bushing, broken bolt, or vanity knob on your car? No problem.

    Want to crank out a new sear for the ole ak without a bunch of pesky tax stamps? No problem.

    We may finally get to see some of the advantages of the open source community applied to our everyday physical environment.

    Incremental innovation is the bomb-diggity.

  • http://www.ContraControl.com/ Zenc

    RepRap, Makerbot, Laser Metal Sintering, 5 axis machine tools, and technologies (like the one covered) which allow local production will have economic and social impacts which we probably can’t adequately project at this time.

    Need to fix a broken part on your stroller? Already been done.

    Need to replace a worn bushing, broken bolt, or vanity knob on your car? No problem.

    Want to crank out a new sear for the ole ak without a bunch of pesky tax stamps? No problem.

    We may finally get to see some of the advantages of the open source community applied to our everyday physical environment.

    Incremental innovation is the bomb-diggity.

  • ICE

    Im going to have the best cardboard box in the alley 

  • ICE

    Im going to have the best cardboard box in the alley 

  • Dirtgrain

    A cardboard box?  You were lucky.

  • Dirtgrain

    A cardboard box?  You were lucky.

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