Common House
Personal - Design Research | Product Design | Interaction Design | Procedural Architecture

How might we make housing more affordable with automation?

Access to shelter is still one of the most elusive problems today, in fact over 2.3 Billion people still don’t have access to a home.  I began by looking at shantytowns to understand how the worlds poorest manage to live with next to nothing. 

What I discovered was the power of human ingenuity as people cleverly re-engineering found items into a structure. From this I asked if there was a universal way for anyone to be able to build a safe and structure with next to nothing.  I looked to parametric design and CNC machines to develop a web browser based architectural tool that deconstructs entire homes into flat pack pieces which can be assembled by anyone, anywhere.

This is an ongoing collaboration with a number of individuals actively trying to reduce the burden of homelessness around the world.

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