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Alastair Parvin: Architecture for the people by the people

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Alastair Parvin: Architecture for the people by the people

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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2016 BFI / Fuller Challenge

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2016 BFI / Fuller Challenge

THE CHALLENGE

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.

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LEYDEN RODRIGUEZ-CASANOVA

LEYDEN RODRIGUEZ-CASANOVA

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.