The Open Architecture Network

March 12, 2007

Architecture for Humanity, a nonprofit organization founded in 1999 to promote architectural and design solutions to global, social and humanitarian crises, has just launched a new website to further their goals: The purpose of this network is to allow designers and architects to work together in a whole new way, through the power of the internet to bring diverse folks together to forge new design solutions for housing mankind. This is conceived as an “open source” network
where anyone can share in the process of learning and teaching and building upon each other’s work.

They have assembled some powerful software, hardware and talent to realistically pull this off. You will see when you visit the site that many radical design solutions and projects have already been uploaded to entice your involvement.

To help seed the network I just posted some images and description of how to build a small earthbag dome. The process of doing this was quite straightforward and easy to accomplish. I encourage you to check it out and get involved!

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