WikiHouse is an Open Source construction set. Theaim is to make it possible for anyone to design, shareand download homes which are adapted to their needsand can be cheaply ‘printed’ and assembled withoutformal construction skills or tools.What next? After a year and a half of prototyping, andwith a growing community, WikiHouse needs:1 Improved software tools, to disruptively lowerthresholds of time, skill and cost. 2 An improvedcommunity infrastructure, supporting masscollaboration. 3 Projects by individuals andorganisations to build the ﬁrst fully-inhabited houses.4 An open challenge to build and expand a broaderglobal design commons, exploring open technologiesand materials; owned by everyone, accessible toanyone.We are looking forCommunity Designers, programmers, makers,engineers & inventors who also think that openconstruction is a problem worth solving. PartnersBuilding or research projects interested in usingWikiHouse or developing it. Funders Funds to help ussupport the community and resource a full-timedevelopment team, and sponsorship towards the OpenChallenge to develop a global construction commons.
THE PROJECT SO FARVERSION MAP 01/2013 WikiHouse/NZ_v3.0 Christchurch, NZ SpaceCraft @MartinLuff @ecoarkNZ Walkers’ Shelter Fridaythorpe, Yorkshire Bauman Lyons Architects WikiHouse/HAITI WikiHouse_v2.0 WikiHouse/RIO Haiti (unfunded) Zero-bolts S-Joint www.wikihouserio.cc Randy Bostrum / HCM Steve Fisher @jimmygreer @AlastairParvin @dinho @Nick_diaconou @AlastairParvin @Nick_diaconou ... Winner of TED Prize City2.0 WikiHouse_v1.0 WikiHouse_v1.1 WikiHouse_v1.1 WikiHouse_v1.2 WikiHouse_v2.0 WikiHouse_v2.0 UK test prototype Gwangju Design Biennale HUB Westminster Chelmsford Hacked Milan Ascot zero bolts First zero-bolts prototype @nick_diaconou @_Beatrice @lyntonpepper @AlastairParvin @AlastairParvin @AlastairParvin @AlastairParvin @AlastairParvin @Joostbeunderman @_Beatrice @lyntonpepper Momentum engineering @joostbeunderman @nick_diaconou @JoniSteiner Steve Fisher @AlastairParvin @indy_johar Steve Fisher 00:/ Austen Cook @Nick_diaconou @jonisteiner Austen Cook WikiHouse Platform & Plugin_v1.1 WikiHouse Parametric Experiments @tav @AlastairParvin San Diego, CA Espians @thruﬂo @YeppiNZel @nick_diaconou @Yogeshtaylor @make4D Architecture 00 (’zero zero’) OpenDesk _v1.1 Open Desk_v1.2 OpenDesk _v1.3 OpenDesk _v1.3.1 OpenDesk _v1.2.1 OpenDesk _v1.3.2 Junior MiniMint v1.3 London HUB Westminster Library Conference table for Lustre BEcause AOP Boardroom, London ‘Junior Mint’ Ages 6-9 ‘Junior MiniMint’ Ages 3-6 www.architecture00.net OpenDesk v1.0 Mint Digital, London Mint Digital, London @jonisteiner @jonisteiner @jonisteiner @jonisteiner @jonisteiner @jonisteiner Indy Johar @nick_diaconou @jonisteiner David Saxby @jonisteiner @lyntonpepper Alice Fung @nick_diaconou Nick Ierodiaconou Lynton Pepper Joni Steiner Sarah Hollingworth Joost Beundermann Alastair Parvin Tim Ahrensbach Olivia Tusinski Hub Petal Table Jean Murphy HUB Islington Debbie So Katy Marks Ottilie Ventiroso Petal Table Prototype CNC Petal Table Stem Table Leaf Table TechHUB HUB Westminster HUB Westminster HUB Westminster @nick_diaconou @jonisteiner @david__steiner @jonisteiner @00alice @david__steiner @jonisteiner @lyntonpepper 2011 2012
5/NEW MATERIALS 6/CONSTRUCTION SYSTEM 4/EFFICIENCY DEV Explore alternative materials, fabrication Developing open, easy, cheap & sustainable solutions techniques looking for an open, cheap, easy to other parts of system such as windows, off-grid horizontal supply chain. eg Recycled Currently WikiHouse uses about 6 plywod sanitation, off-grid energy, skin, foundations, plastics, bioplastics, mud? 4’x8’ sheets per m² internal area of house. ventilation / cooling, furniture. We believe it could be much more efﬁcient. 7/WIKI3/STRUCTURE DEV An open, easy to use, low-management platform for the community to share ﬁles,Improve and test WikiHouse joints, instructions, research, knowledge andspans etc. challenges. 8/PARAMETRIC Simple APIs that allows any user to input site info and design house which can be ‘printed’, generating designs through parametric scripts responding to site constraints / user input. Easier even than Sketchup. 2/COMMUNITY FACTORY Start with a CNC machine (eg Blackfoot) and start GOALS experimenting with WikiHouse, improving it, making prototypes, making structures. Make it as open as possible. 1/BUILD 9/PLUGIN DEV Commission / design / make a One of the most urgent / promising areas for fully inhabited WikiHouse, clad, development: Improve the Ruby plugin for Sketchup enclosed, ﬁnished and serviced including: however you can, then share the ﬁles and instructions online via - More efﬁcient nesting of parts onto sheet. wikihouse.cc - Better part labelleling. – Automated or semi-automated edge offsets (eg 1mm) of parts and holes. – Generate clean dxfs (or IGES or STEP?) or – Generate direct to G-code for CNC. Download the plugin code here from GitHub.
AN OPEN CHALLENGEWe are seeking to raise $1 millionto fund a global, open challenge WikiHouse NZ Post-earthquakearound WikiHouse, to develop the housing,system further and build an open Christchurch, Newplatform in the commons. This Zealand Funding neededfunding may come in small or $100klarge parts, and it will drive thedelivery of: WikiHouse Rio ‘Community Factory’ Complexo do Alemão10 Projects TED Cities 2.0 Prize Funding neededTen partnered projects designing +Crowdfundingand building inhabited, developed $100kstructures adapted to severaldifferent climates and economic WikiHouse _ Your project.contexts around the world. With $100kdesigns, instructions andknowledge shared for all. WikiHouse _ Your project. $100k1 Software tool WIKIHOUSEAn easy to use, free parametric- PLATFORM WikiHouse _design tool which will allow even Design Library Your project. Software $100kthose with minimal design, Community wikisoftware and construction skills to $1m WikiHouse _design, adapt and generate unique Your project.‘printable’ houses. $100k WikiHouse _1 Community Platform Your project.A supported community ‘Wiki’, $100khosting not just model sharing andfabrication software but an open WikiHouse _ Your project.peer-to-peer library of $100kconstruction methods, materials,designs and instructions. WikiHouse _ Your project. $100k1 Global ‘Hackathon’A local and globally networked WikiHouse _one-off 48hr event to develop Your project. $100kHardware, Software and platformtools.
10 PRINCIPLES 1. ‘BE LAZY LIKE A FOX’. Don’t reinvent the wheel. Copy, adapt, give credit, share. (Thanks Linus Torvalds & Eric S Raymond) 2. OPEN MATERIALS Cheap, abundant, low carbon materials. 3. DESIGN TO LOWER THE THRESHOLD. Cost / time / skill. That’s when design is disruptive. 4. DESIGN LOCAL, SHARE GLOBAL You don’t need to solve everyone’s problems. Design for your needs, then share. 5. RESOURCES MATTER WikiHouses should be as efﬁcient as possible in their use of energy, water and resources. 6. INCLUSIVE + SAFE Maximise the safety, security and health (both mental and physical) of the users at all stages of the structure’s life 7. OPEN STANDARDS Always share and make shareable. 8. DESIGN FOR DISASSEMBLY The easier to dismantle structures or replace individual parts, the better. 9. DESIGN FOR MISTAKES Make it hard to get wrong. 10. “IT IS EASIER TO SHIP RECIPES THAN CAKES AND BISCUITS” - John Maynard Keynes
WikiHouse itself is a non-proﬁt project, which has been initiated anddeveloped by a broad cross-disciplinary core team including 00,Momentum Engineering, Beatrice Galilee, Espians and many others.ABOUT US00 (‘zero zero’) is a collaborative ofﬁce of architects, designers,sociologists and technologists. We work with all kinds of people, fromindividuals to governments, to solve problems and anticipate change.Throughout, our aim is to reach beyond the design of objects themselvesto the social, economic and environmental systems behind them.www.architecture00.netSOME LINKSWikihouse in DOMUSInterview with Alastair Parvin in Policy InnovationsTED Prize Cities 2.0WikiHouse in WIREDSOME PROJECTS WE LOVEOpen Source EcologyRepRap 3D PrinterBlackfoot CNCOpen Architecture NetworkThingiverse...
WikiHouse Hardware LicenseWikiHouse hardware (design ﬁles and any associated instructions) arepublished and shared under Creative Commons BY - SA. You are free to edit,copy, distribute and remix, providing you attribute full authorship and re-share your version under the same conditions. More >WikiHouse Software LicenseWikiHouse software is published in the Public Domain under the AmpifyUnlicense. This means there are no restrictions limiting its use. More >WikiHouse Name & LogoOnly the WikiHouse name and logo is protected, which justallows us to say what is and isn’t part of the WikiHouseproject. All are invited to share and attribute the logo, providedyou do not try to adopt if for your own unrelated project. Click here to contact us www. wikihouse.cc www. architecture00.net Click here to donate