'Air, water and alternative ways of cohabitation have found their protectors. Curricula offer them training, and bureaucracies offer them jobs. The liberty to dwell and the protection of a habitable environment for the moment remain the concern of minority citizens' movements; and then these movements are all too often corrupted by architects who misinterpret their aims.
'Build-it-yourself' is thought of as a mere hobby -or as a consolation for shanty-towns. Yet, modern methods, materials and machines make build-it-yourself ever so much simpler and less tiresome than it was before.'
Ivan Illich, Dwelling.
Traditionally architects work on custom made projects, brought by client's commissions or via competitions. What if the disciplinary knowledge of architects could be shared, creating an open source system that allows everyone to build their own home with even a better quality and performance as in custom made projects?
We help you build your own chair, cabin or house, by yourself or with just the help of two friends. Without contractors, carpenters, plumbers.