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. 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.
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
Openstructures has several home furniture and fittings scructures with full downloadable plans.
(allas most of them are under full copyright)
Also in openstructures components there are many usefull household designs under a Creative Commons licence