Dot Architects Uses an Open-Source Architecture Platform

 - Dec 5, 2018
References: dot-a.net & dezeen
This project by Dot Architects is an example of how open-source architecture platforms are able to revolutionize and speed up the construction process. This specific project is located in rural China. The studio was tasked with completing the Huaxia Star Library — a new addition to the Er-tai primary school.

For this, Dot Architects tapped WikiHouse — an open-source architecture platform that has seen a surge of popularity. The design of the library proved to be uncomplicated, cost-effective, and easy-to-assemble. The construction process took about seven days — a testimonial to how open-source architecture resources are allowing for transparency and time-efficiency. In addition, the strategic utilization of WikiHouse allows the architects to be conscious of the rural community of the Hebei province — one that is strongly affected by poverty.

Photo Credits: Wu Qingshan