Open-Source Architecture + Urbanism

Lukas LaLiberté

When the focus is on social gain and not financial, what's the point in not sharing?
-Cameron Sinclair, founder Open Architecture Network

http://www.wired.com/culture/design/news/2007/03/72902?currentPage=all

Open Architecture Network
OAN is a platform designed to change the way people share and collaborate on designs in a more open way

The Goal: to improve living conditions across the globe through access to design
The site uses Creative Commons as a basis to help support intellectual property, while simultaneously encouraging more open sharing The site contains thousands of active projects, rife with plans and descriptions of how to construct.

http://openarchitecturenetwork.org/projects/results

Open Architecture Network
Temporary CDC Dormitories Mae Sot, Thailand These temporary structures were build to house child refugees from Myanmar. They are built of local materials, in a simple framework of traditional building techniques. They were designed for easy maintenance and low cost. The plans for this building are available for free online.

http://openarchitecturenetwork.org/projects/boarding_cdc

Mass-Customization: Open-Source Houses
MASS CUSTOMIZATION, 2002 OPEN Architecture This project conceives of a system of mass-customization, where a user is free to choose from a series of wide-ranging open designs to form a house that conforms to their individual needs. Beginning with a motherboard (the structure, HVAC, etc.), the user plugs in modules and peripherals as needed.

http://openarchitecturenetwork.org/projects/boarding_cdc

“Mass Customizable Housing (MCH) is a program designed to democratically and interactively engage the ordinary end users in the process of making one’s ideal house. It is a challenge to the currently accepted social code – only those with enough resources can afford to have architect designed (customized) dwellings, while the majorities have their individual life styles defied by homogeneous collective housing.”
-OPEN Architecture

http://openarchitecturenetwork.org/projects/boarding_cdc

Open-Source Spaces: Citizen Space-making
Public Space

Who owns public space? And who has the right to reshape it?
Giving someone the tools to reshape the public space can begin with something as accessible as a chair… Through the use of Twitter, facebook, and other social media networks, citizens can begin to reshape public spaces on a whim.

http://www.lbpost.com/life/2000000663-redefining-public-spaceone-chair-at-a-time#.ULLsoOOe9QY

http://s3.amazonaws.com/pre.good.is/goodfinder/original/4594_o cupylaptops.jpeg

http://openarchitecturenetwork.org/projects/boarding_cdc

Can we begin to leverage this bottom-up approach to spacemaking in our cities?

http://openarchitecturenetwork.org/projects/boarding_cdc

The differentiation between spaces and physical and virtual communities is outdated. We are witnessing a hybridising process which modifies our individual identities, communitarian and territorial.
- Juan Freire

http://www.wired.com/culture/design/news/2007/03/72902?currentPage=all

Open-Source Urbanism: Open Data
Turin Smart Network (proposal) This proposed system provides real-time data on the city’s operations The open-source nature of the city’s operating data provides a sense of transparency. Informing citizens and helping them make responsible demands keeps the governors accountable and makes cities a more successful place

http://openarchitecturenetwork.org/projects/boarding_cdc

http://complexitys.com/english/2960/

“A Smart City needs to provide means of awareness of every individual of the community of what the impact of their own piece of the city has on the environment, in the way they live work and play. ” -Hugh Dutton Associes
http://openarchitecturenetwork.org/projects/boarding_cdc

http://complexitys.com/english/2960/

“A Smart City needs to provide means of awareness of every individual of the community of what the impact of their own piece of the city has on the environment, in the way they live work and play. ” -Hugh Dutton Associes
http://openarchitecturenetwork.org/projects/boarding_cdc

Open-Source Urbanism: Open Data
Maps of Babel (proposal) AOS: Art is Open Source This project attempts to leverage user-generated content to understand how we perceive and use the space within cities.

http://www.artisopensource.net/2012/03/20/maps-of-babel-athuman-cities-symposium/ http://openarchitecturenetwork.org/projects/boarding_cdc

“an experiment aiming to recognize multiple stories, as they emerge, influence each other, unfolding from city users’ mental representations and spatial experiences of city spaces…” -AOS

http://www.artisopensource.net/2012/03/20/maps-of-babel-athttp://www.artisopensource.net/2012/03/20/maps-of-babel-athuman-cities-symposium/ human-cities-symposium/ http://openarchitecturenetwork.org/projects/boarding_cdc