The OpenStructures (OS) project initiates a construction system where everyone designs for everyone. It is an ongoing experiment that wants to find out what happens if people design objects according to a shared modular grid, a common open standard that stimulates the exchange of parts, components, experiences and ideas and aspires to build things together.
What is its goal?
The ultimate goal is to initiate a universal, collaborative puzzle that allows the broadest range of people – from craftsmen to multinationals – to design, build and exchange the broadest range of modular components, resulting in a more flexible and scalable built environment.
What is its potential?
An open modular system of this kind has the potential to: – generate flexible and dynamic puzzle structures rather than uniform modular entities – introduce variety within modularity – stimulate re-use cycles of various parts and components – enable collaborative (and thus exponential) innovation within hardware construction
A project by Frank Carollo.