Skip to comments.Wikihouse demonstrated how const. system can be used to easily print & build affordable shelter
Posted on 01/05/2013 5:09:29 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Open source house design community WikiHouse demonstrated their construction system at Milan Design Week, providing a visual update on the project. Their goal is to make it possible for anyone to download and print a timber structure using a CNC milling machine, and then fit the pieces together to build an affordable house ready for cladding, wiring, insulation and plumbing...
(Excerpt) Read more at psfk.com ...
No need - you can pick up a CNC milling machine from ebay for cheap! /s ;-D
Doesn’t matter, the government will not allow the private sector to create affordable housing. They’ll use building codes or whatever they have to, to ensure that housing remains inherently expensive to serve the obsolete special interests, and to provide a role for the government to subsidize housing.
These are small and simple structures. Conventional framing in this application is easier, quicker and potentially stronger. This is not an ideal application for CNC.
it’s not “printed” it’s milled from dimensional lumber not “timber”.
No need for a CNC machine, the project shown in the pictures could be done with a router, by hand.
I remember my dad saying that plastic pipe was against code in Chicago; it's too easy to install, and put the union plumbers out of work.
iPing for later
Looks like they built the ladder the same way.
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