WikiHouse is an ambitious global open hardware project that aims to allow anyone to design, download and ‘print’ CNC-milled houses and components, which can be easily assembled by any New Zealander! Martin Luff and Danny Squires directors of Space Craft Systems, a social enterprise based in Christchurch
Martin Luff and Danny Squires directors of Space Craft Systems, a social enterprise based in Christchurch was set up to help businesses in Christchurch City after the Canterbury earthquakes, developing WikiHouse in New Zealand has become a more environmentally friendly option to the current housing stock.
With WikiHouse young people looking to enter the housing market would be able to start small, and be able to expand when they need to. Parents could also break off parts of their home to give to their adult children or add to their home easily. Many designers are working together to make homebuilding simpler for everyone to design, print and assemble, and customized to their own needs.
In the future WikiHouse could be seen in plenty of community-based projects, where communities can group together to build environmentally friendly buildings or homes, bringing about plenty of new and exciting opportunities for Kiwis! With organizations such as Tedx backing the creative commons project, could open sourced architecture be the next step for the real estate industry?
You can learn more about Wikihouse at Creative Commons .org