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Open Architecture Network Takes Off

Launched in March 2007 by Architecture for Humanity (AFH), the Open Architecture Network is an online, interactive database and workspace for designers and architects to share projects and ideas. Uploaded projects are protected by Creative Commons licenses, which allow authors and designers to grant some or all of their copyrights to the public. According to AFH, more than 4,500 registered users have joined, and it hosts close to 200 projects. Included among these projects are AFH’s Biloxi Model Homes, which are being built with volunteer labor for Hurricane Katrina survivors in Biloxi, Mississippi. Other projects include schools, emergency facilities, and transitional housing for disaster relief; the projects represent a mixture of styles, technologies, and levels of environmental performance. The website is at

Published June 7, 2007

Wendt, A. (2007, June 7). Open Architecture Network Takes Off. Retrieved from

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