Designs

  • Model No. 64001
    Series: OTHER
    Verification: not structurally checked.
    Description:

    An second version of the mallet used for assembling WikiHouses, radically improved on the first (which broke and were light), created by Bill Young of ShopBot. It requires woodglue /+ screws to assemble.
  • Model No. 174001
    Series: OTHER
    Verification: not structurally checked.
    Description:

    A piece to test the calibration of sizes / offsets / tightness etc, cut one of these before cutting anything large. Now also doubles as a handy (if less than aesthetic) little stool. Click the link below to download dxf cutting file.
  • Model No. 164001
    Series: JOINTS
    Verification: not structurally checked.
    Description:

    Improvements to the generic S-joint in WikiHouseUK system. Dimensions adjusted and double C-bracket added for stability during construction. The C-bracket 'prongs' also extended to achieve the same. Contribution by Rosie Stevenson and Nick Coleborn.
  • Model No. 134001
    Series: HOUSES
    Verification: not structurally checked.
    Description:

    Upload notes from Eric. In my ongoing effort to build a Wikihouse to actually live in, I have decided to test the construction method - and my personal modifications to it - on a smaller, more manageable scale - a shed. This model is very nearly complete. I have reworked many of the joints, incorporating a lot of the ideas from what we learned putting together the Maker Faire pavilion, and Wikihouse 3.0. Feel free to check out the model and ask any questions or offer any feedback. This model is created to be very hackable if you understand how Sketchup components work, for a video walkthrough of the structural changes, and how this model is put together, check out the video.
  • Model No. 114001
    Series: HOUSES
    Verification: not structurally checked.
    Description:

    Latest model of the WikiHouseUK version3.3 system, with end walls, window openings and new 'supergrip' joints. The parts naming system has also been updated, to make assembly easier. The house consists of A, B, C sections. In this case combining to form, A,B,B,B,C. No full size version of this house has yet been made but it represents the system developed so far. This model however does not include a service zone. An open challenge is to build a parametric model of this system in MatterMachine.
  • Model No. 84001
    Series: JOINTS
    Verification: structurally checked, tested & built.
    Description:

    Test of a new 'supergrip' detail designed by 00, Momentum engineering and cut and tested by ChopShop sheffield. Click the link below to watch the experiment.
  • Model No. 74001
    Series: HOUSES
    Verification: structurally checked, tested & built.
    Description:

    The WikiHouse pavilion build by the SketchUp team at Makerfaire in New York, September 2013. It was cut by ShotBot. With a brilliant team of approx 10, the structure went up in 1.5 days, and came down in 3 hours. Though the structure worked well overall, some modifications have been made, and the v3.0 system was improved soon after this. Click link below to watch video by SketchUp.
  • Model No. 63001
    Series: C
    Verification: structurally checked, tested & built.
    Description:

    End section of the v3.1 system. This prototype was constructed very successfully at the design museum, London. Includes service zone. Note do not generate cutting files from this model as it includes marked drill holes and both 12mm and 18mm sheet.
  • Model No. 60001
    Series: C
    Verification: not structurally checked.
    Description:

    Model of the first full WikiHouse construction system proposed for the UK, using liquid rubber cladding and integrating WikiWindow 0.2. Please follow link below for outline costings, totalling approx 330GBP per m2 for the enclosure. Please note: 1. This is a design in development, it has not been tested for airtightness, weatherproofing, durability etc. 2. This is only one possible variant. The Wikihouse system is designed to be open for use with as wide as possible a range of cladding, insulation etc, all of which will hit a balance between cost / skill / carbon. This is just one solution based on UK climate and economy, in which we are particularly focusing on speed and ease of construction. Currently in development. Please disregard cutting files from plugin, as this model includes multiple material layers.
  • Model No. 59001
    Series: OTHER
    Verification: not structurally checked.
    Description:

    The first prototype of an inward-opening window; aiming to develop a high energy performance casement unit which can be self-made for well below market cost. Designed to work with as wide a range of hinges/stays and seals as possible. This model has been made but not tested for airtightness or weatherproofing. Assembly very easy, but the profile needs to be less complicated, using just face to face seals.
  • Model No. 55001
    Series: JOINTS
    Verification: structurally checked, tested & built.
    Description:

    A test cut piece. CNC cut this and assemble before cutting a whole structure to see if you have the right tolerances etc. The attached cutting files have offsets of 0.1mm (tolerance of 0.2mm). Perhaps this should be redesigned as something useful afterwards - like a stool!
  • Model No. 50001
    Series: C
    Verification: not structurally checked.
    Description:

    Not yet structurally checked or tested, however this version represents the most 'sophisticated' resolution based on what we (London team) have learned so far. 900mm-300mm alternating gauge system allows for fewer mistakes, faster build and wide doorway sized openings in walls, with better overall efficiency on sheet layouts . Greater use of 'knot' connections (the cross-shapes visible on the outside) makes more use of the panels as structural components than previous versions, but it is important to use an adequate number of screws to fix the panels on. This system is also developed to allow end walls. nb. Cutting files attached for the end section only.
  • Model No. 49001
    Series: OTHER
    Verification: not structurally checked.
    Description:

    Everything you need to have yourself a Wiki little Christmas. Thanks and New Year best wishes from 00:/ to all our friends and collaborators.
  • Model No. 48001
    Series: C
    Verification: structurally checked.
    Description:

    Full zero-bolts module, rationalised, with an early attempt at possible window framing.Cutting files attached (note: files do not yet have offsets, suggested 0.1mm for temperate climates). Although this is the most tested and effective system now, this exact model has not yet been built full scale, but represents the culmination of the knowledge gathered to date (Summer 2012)
  • Model No. 47001
    Series: OTHER
    Verification: structurally checked, tested & built.
    Description:

    Pop-up prototype built at Hacked Milan. Note that it was a proof-of-concept for the zero bolts system. Does not fit to a series size. Actual cutting files (.dxf) attached.
  • Model No. 46001
    Series: C
    Verification: structurally checked, tested & built.
    Description:

    A prototype structure designed and built as a meeting room in an open-plan office in West London. Uses v2.0 (zero-bolts) structural system. The first prototype with a gable / party wall at the end, which explains the solution for lateral walls.
  • Model No. 42001
    Series: C
    Verification: not structurally checked.
    Description:

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  • Model No. 31001
    Series: CC
    Verification: not structurally checked.
    Description:

    This is a slight variation on the bench installed against the rear wall of the Gwangju Prototype. Four removable pannels have been added to the bench which access a small trough-style storage area located within the bench itself.
  • Model No. 45001
    Series: OTHER
    Verification: not structurally checked.
    Description:

    The WikiHouse NZ long-span structural system being developed by Spacecraft team, lead by Martin Luff and Danny Squires in Christchurch NZ. For full release notes please go to http://blog.wikihouse.cc/post/28765003864/wikihouse-nz-release-notes
  • Model No. 40002
    Series: C
    Verification: not structurally checked.
    Description:

    An exploration of the no-bolts WikiHouse system, which offers much greater efficiency. This model also shows a new internal and external panel mounting system designed by Lynton Pepper to allow more insulation and installation of a breather membrane. External jacket / tent is primarily for illustration and outline window designs are also included. All of these require further design and prototyping.
  • Model No. 40001
    Series: OTHER
    Verification: structurally checked, tested & built.
    Description:

    A small slot-together stand. Make several of these, and use them to lay out your frames so they are off the ground as you assemble them. This will make assembly much, much easier and it will also keep the frames off the ground if you're building on a muddy / wet site.
  • Model No. 39001
    Series: OTHER
    Verification: structurally checked, tested & built.
    Description:

    Mallet for use making WikiHouses. Tried, tested and trusted! However, put several onto your cutting sheets because they will wear out during the build, especially if you're using softer plywood.
  • Model No. 38001
    Series: OTHER
    Verification: structurally checked, tested & built.
    Description:

    Stepladder for use making WikiHouses. Parts can be cut from a single sheet. This is a development of one tested at Hacked Milan at the Milan Furniture Fair. v1 tended to rack laterally, so this ladder has additional primary connectors to resist racking. The bottom rung is high enough to allow it to be set onto the ground through an un-floored WikiHouse.
  • Model No. 36001
    Series: OTHER
    Verification: structurally checked, tested & built.
    Description:

    Not a WikiHouse, but a structure designed and build by 00:/ for the Bose retail space on Regent Street, London, as part of the RIBA Regent Street windows project. Shared on request.
  • Model No. 35001
    Series: OTHER
    Verification: not structurally checked.
    Description:

    A micro test house which was built during Milan design week, April 2012. Does not conform to any series. It was the first experiment with a zero-bolts system. Result: The zero-bolts connections were very successful; made the overrall structure considerably more robust, as well as significantly reducing assembly time. However, one thing to note: the wedged joints does not prevent the frame pieces from popping out sideways slightly (not to a point where the structure would fail, but by 1-2mm). So an improvement might be to introduce a further little 'C' clamp which holds the two F layers together. Thanks to Hacked Milan and La Rinescente. Video below by Alice Masters.
  • Model No. 34001
    Series: C
    Verification: structurally checked, tested & built.
    Description:

    Prototype at Hub Westminster London as a meeting room.
  • Model No. 26001
    Series: HOUSES, C
    Verification: structurally checked, tested & built.
    Description:

    Built at the Gwangju Design Biennale. Interesting to note that because of the humidity of the air in Korea, the the plywood (in this case Douglas fir) tended to expand over time, making it harder to assemble, thus larger tolerances would be recommended in future. It was suggested that perhaps there is some potential for offsets to become a parameter variable with climate.
  • Model No. 32001
    Series: HOUSES
    Verification: structurally checked.
    Description:

    Basic C-Series house for the Festival of Ideas Chelmsford, assembled in market square by students of Anglia Ruskin University.
  • Model No. 33001
    Series: C
    Verification: structurally checked.
    Description:

    Simple C-series section, with an asymmetrical pitched roof.