Open Source Architecture

Open Source Architecture

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  • Format: Hardback | 144 pages
  • Dimensions: 135 x 215 x 15.24mm | 260g
  • Publication date: 16 Jun 2015
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
  • Publication City/Country: London, United Kingdom
  • Language: English
  • ISBN10: 0500343063
  • ISBN13: 9780500343067
  • Bestsellers rank: 307,820

This provocative book argues that it is high time the practice of architecture moved away from the ego-fuelled grand visions of `starchitects' to a networked, collaborative, inclusive model inspired by 21st-century trends such as crowd-sourcing, open access and mass customization. But how can collaborative design avoid becoming design-by-committee? Carlo Ratti and Matthew Claudel deftly navigate this and other vital questions, considering along the way the applications of open-source architecture not only conceptually, but also in practice. Open Source Architecture is a rallying cry to students and open-minded professionals seeking new perspectives on a profession that the authors passionately believe to be moribund.