Architecture for the people, by the people

The innovative Wikihouse construction method begins by using a CNC machine to efficiently cut ply into specifically designed components, these combine to form structural blocks that can be assembled by hand and easily lifted into place, where they interlock with each other to rapidly form the floor, wall and roof sections of the building superstructure.

WikiHouse is an open source technology which enables communities and individuals to produce high performance, low carbon impact low cost homes.


How it all began

Created by visionary architect Alastair Parvin in 2011, WikiHouse is a modular, zero-carbon building system that makes it simple for anyone to design, manufacture and assemble beautiful, high-performance homes and buildings, without
traditional construction skills.

In his inspiring 2013 TED Talk, Alastair explains the concept at the heart of Wikihouse, an open source construction kit that means just about anyone can build a house, anywhere.

Since 2011, WikiHouse has grown in popularity, with a huge variety of buildings designed, manufactured and built all over the

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