Open-Source House


Given our penchant for Flickr these days, it will come as no surprise that we are intrigued by the Open Source House. It is the senior thesis of Rahm Rechtschaffen, a student in architecture at Catholic University in Washington DC. The project so far is a little rudimentary, but the premise is interesting:

Open Source House is an experimental architectural design project. The goal is to design a house while making the design process and design documents available to all potential users of the house for comment and contribution. The hope is that the project will produce design ideas that no individual contributor to the project could have produced on their own.

What's interesting is to see the difference between elements that architects design with ( form, scale, ornament/material) and the elements the open-source community will see as primary.


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