UCL - The Bartlett School of Architecture

WEBSITE

www.ucl.ac.uk/bartlett/architecture/

I-Architecture

I-Architecture is an open-source construction system designed to democratize the planning and building of cities.

The project proposes an online, open-source library of parts that can be combined in multiple ways to design different housing types according to the user’s needs. The system allows the future occupant greater involvement in the conception of their house, while the role of the architect shifts from that of the designer of a pre-defined product to that of the overseer of an open-ended framework. By taking advantage of dynamic digital tools and the expansion of the Internet of Things, I-Architecture offers an alternative to urban development that relies on one-size-fits-all products by a few powerful real estate developers.

UCL - The Bartlett School of Architecture

WEBSITE

www.ucl.ac.uk/bartlett/architecture/

I-Architecture

I-Architecture is an open-source construction system designed to democratize the planning and building of cities.

The project proposes an online, open-source library of parts that can be combined in multiple ways to design different housing types according to the user’s needs. The system allows the future occupant greater involvement in the conception of their house, while the role of the architect shifts from that of the designer of a pre-defined product to that of the overseer of an open-ended framework. By taking advantage of dynamic digital tools and the expansion of the Internet of Things, I-Architecture offers an alternative to urban development that relies on one-size-fits-all products by a few powerful real estate developers.

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