Building on Open Source Design


Registration from 8.30am event starts at 9am

Prompted by the WikiHouse 4.0, an installation outside The Building Centre for the London Design Festival, our guest speakers will discuss the potential of digital technology to change how we might design, make and construct buildings.

Where can this embrace of digital tools and processes take us? Can it transform how, where and at what cost we design and construct buildings? How open is it and for who? What challenges and opportunities does open source present for construction teams? Be ready to listen, discuss and decide for yourself how this new shift in design will impact existing and future architecture.

Leading practitioners from Wikihouse 4.0, as well as other experts in new approaches to design and build, will give participants a chance to gain an in-depth insight into the developing field.


Alistair Parvin, WikiHouse co-founder, Zero Zero architecture. Lead designer for Wikihouse 4.0

Stuart Smith, Director, Arup - lead engineers on Wikihouse 4.0

Paloma Strelitz, one of the founding members of the innovative architecture collective Assemble

Carl Turner, Founding Director, Carl Turner Architects. Designer of Slip House and participating architect in the open-source project Paperhouses

Panel chair: Lewis Blackwell, Executive Director of Strategy and Development, The Building Centre.

Cost: £20 + VAT

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