Open Source Architecture
- ISBN 9780500343067
- 21.50 x 13.50 cm
- PLC (no jacket)
- First published 2015
‘This is a provocative, open manifesto calling for a major paradigmatic shift in the practice of architecture, to a collaborative, inclusive model using 21st-century trends’ – Royal Academy Architecture Newsletter
Open Source Architecture offers a wholly new vision of how architecture can and must adapt to the realities of the 21st century.
The authors call for a shift from the ego-fuelled grand visions of ‘starchitects’ and their Modernist forebears, to a networked, collaborative, inclusive model that draws inspiration from phenomena such as crowd-sourcing, open access and mass customization.
Timely, provocative and passionate, this is a small book packed with big ideas that no architect or designer can afford to ignore.
The Promethean Architect: A Modern(ist) Hero
Bottom-Up Architectures: The Timeless Way of Building
Why It Did not Work: A Horse Designed by Committee
Learning From the network:
New Paradigms for Participation in the Digital World
Open Source Gets Physical:
How Digital Collaboration Technologies Became Tangible
Building Harmonies: Towards a Choral Architect(s)
Over to you: Go Ahead, Design!