Milan 2012: London designers 00:/ recently showed visitors to Milan's most famous department store how to construct a wooden house from a downloaded kit of parts.
The self-assembly structure is one in a series from the WikiHouse open-source platform, which allows users to design, download and share templates that can then be printed using a CNC-mill or 3D printer.
The pieces then slot together without the need for bolts or screws.
If you fancy having a go and building this structure yourself, you can find the template here.
Hacked Lab program of workshops, talks and performances took place at La Rinascente from 17 to 22 April and included daily workshops and performances. See our earlier story about it here, or click here to watch our interview with curator Beatrice Galilee in our Wednesday TV show.
We also previously featured a set of open-source spectacle frames, which were made using the wooden offcuts of another WikiHouse project. See them here.
00:/ worked up the concept for WikiHouse at their offices in Shoreditch, where they were based for seven years before recently moving to a central London location.
Designed in Hackney is a Dezeen initiative to showcase world-class architecture and design created in the borough, which is one of the five host boroughs for the London 2012 Olympic Games as well as being home to Dezeen’s offices. We’ll publish buildings, interiors and objects that have been designed in Hackney each day until the games this summer.
More information and details of how to get involved can be found at www.designedinhackney.com.
Movie is by Alice Masters.