Published: 27 October 2011 at 14:31
WikiHouse self-build project forms part of Chelmsford Festival of Ideas
Students from Anglia Ruskin University – in partnership with Writtle College, Changing Chelmsford and 00:/research architects – will be demonstrating their self-build skills as part of the Festival of Ideas in Chelmsford on Saturday, 5 November.
Students and staff from Anglia Ruskin’s Department of the Built Environment will work together with members of the Interior Design and Interior Architecture programme at Writtle College to build a section of an innovative WikiHouse in Chelmsford’s Market Square.
WikiHouse (www.wikihouse.cc) is an online resource where architects freely share designs and techniques to allow anyone interested in self-build to order and construct their own home.
Students will be given the opportunity to adapt designs for the timber framed house, and through computer software, develop templates which will be made into components by The Cutting Room, a Cambridge-based laser cutting company.
The timber and materials will be provided by Bellway Homes, and the students will construct a section of the house in Chelmsford’s Market Square on 5 November (9am-12pm).
Chris Seaber, from Writtle School of Design, said: