Video: WikiHouse co-founder Alastair Parvin at TED@London

Alastair Parvin, co-founder of WikiHouse gave his TED Talk last week (one of the many architecturally relevant talks at TED 2013). Although the video of his latest talk is not yet available, to whet your appetite we present you with his speech from last year at TED@London. In it he explains the conditions of architectural and material culture that led to the foundation of WikiHouse, an open source database of house designs that can be manufactured with a CNC cutter and assembled in a day.

Parvin says: "If design's great project in the 20th century was actually the democratization of consumption... I believe design's great project in the 21st century is the democratization of production." Last year, the WikiHouse project was one winner of TED's City 2.0 Awards.

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Cite: Rory Stott. "Video: WikiHouse co-founder Alastair Parvin at TED@London" 06 Mar 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <>