The CNC Machine – Innovating Housing Solutions
It has become a central issue in most political campaigns and of course, to the work-a-day human. With prices continuing their unrealistic flight into the stratosphere, down here on Earth many wonder when they will be able to enjoy the comforts of a home of their own. This is of a more dire and pressing concern for those living under the constraints of abject poverty, like the favelas of Rio, the shanty-towns of Johannesburg, or the flimsy pre-fabs of Amos.
Solution? CNC Automation For House Construction.
Perhaps all of this is about to change
In what is being dubbed ‘The Ultimate Example of CNC Use’, Alistair Parvin has introduced the world to his WikiHouse – an innovation that marries CNC technology to cutting-edge design. Open source construction kits and a shared library of 3D models can be downloaded – adaptable via software like SKETCHUP. Components are digitally printed and manufactured using CNC tools; portable CNC devices can allow for cutting on-site – great for tricky jobs or remote locations. The flexibility of the system means that the WikiHouse system allows virtually anyone to create affordable and easy-to-assemble housing.
In practical immediate application, it could allow for customising cabinetry, skirting boards, countertops and other interior finishing on site and with greater ease – allowing your business to take on more jobs while still working effectively and productively. This technology, CNC Automation houses and construction, has the potential for great impact on any construction company’s bottom-line.
Mass adoption of these construction techniques could ensure housing for many, provide portable solutions for refugee camps, and of course make designing, building, customising or renovating our homes more exciting, hands-on, affordable, adaptable and sustainable.
Listed under PSFK ‘Innovator index’, Alistair Parvin appearing on renowned and open TED talks further explains his innovation to the world.
CNC Automation Houses and Construction
The CNC is without a doubt the must-have foundation tool for the tech- and market-savvy maker and the Thermwood Cut Centre offers a better, easier CNC automation for improved precision and increased productivity. Simple, intuitive, and preloaded the Thermwood is proving its worth for a host of Montreal manufactures.
Your kids introduced you to Wikipedia, but do you know Wikihouse? Open source construction kit – can be downloaded – shared library of 3D models – adaptable via software like SKETCHUP – Open Source Wikihouse .
Build-by-Numbers House can be Printed and Constructed in a Day
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Fastco Design | An Entire House That You Snap Together Like a Toy
Suzanna Labarre, August 17, 2012
Printing Houses | Michael Abrams
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
YouTube – TED talk Alistair Parvin – Architecture for everyone, by everyone
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