Designer Alastair Parvin presents a simple but provocative idea: what if, instead of architects creating buildings for those who can afford to commission them, regular citizens could design and build their own houses? The concept is at the heart of WikiHouse, an open source construction kit that means just about anyone can build a house, anywhere.
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At his carpet company, Ray Anderson has increased sales and doubled profits while turning the traditional "take / make / waste" industrial system on its head. In a gentle, understated way, he shares a powerful vision for sustainable commerce.
Each year, The Buckminster Fuller Institute (BFI) invites people from all over the world—including scientists, designers, architects, activists, artists, planners, entrepreneurs, and students—to submit their innovative solutions to humanity’s most pressing problems.
Using home-decorating items and suburban architectural elements, Leyden Rodriguez-Casanova works in areas of personal space to deconstruct the domestic environment. Born in Havana, Rodriguez-Casanova now lives and works in Miami, where he creates sculptures and installations that are informed by Minimalist, Modernist, and Conceptual art.