Wikihouse time lapse

Published:  16 September, 2014

SmartPly OSB3 panels were used to construct the Wikihouse 4.0, a prototype project involving open-source design in the built environment. This time-lapse video from Coillte Panel Products shows the construction of the £50,000 3D printed home for London Design Festival outside The Building Centre.

Wikihouse was constructed with the help of Arup engineers and architects Zero Zero. Anyone can download, adapt, 'print' and assemble it for themselves for under £50k.

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