SmartPly OSB3 panels used to construct printable Wikihouse 4.0

  • 4 Nov 2014

Wikihouse was constructed using technology that can be plugged in with building products and electric

Involving open-source design in the built environment, the moisture resistant OSB board offers a high strength solution that is suitable for use in internal and external structural applications.

A total of 350 18mm SmartPly OSB3 panels of 2440x1220mm were used for the main frame of the structure, with a CNC machine being used to cut the panels and building blocks being interlinked to hold them together without the need for bolts.

Forty sheets of Medite Tricoya Extreme was used for the external window and door frames of the house, which was constructed by Arup Engineers and architects Zero Zero.

Download and print a house

The panels are moisture resistant and suitable for internal and external applications

Wikihouse 4.0 has been built outside The Building Centre in Central London as part of London Design Festival 2014 and can be downloaded, printed and assembled by anyone within a few days.

London Design Festival explored the self build market and how technology could be used during a housing crisis or as a construction method in worldwide disaster zones due to its affordability and ability to build homes quickly

Wikihouse 4.0 used hardware and materials that can be plugged in alongside other building products, electricity and services in order to create a fully functioning home.

The project has been a collaboration between Arup, The Building Centre and Zero Zero Architects.

SmartPly OSB panels

SmartPly OSB panels are designed for use across a variety of structural and non-structural applications, including flooring, roofing and frame work projects. Available with square edges or tongue and groove edges, the sheets are strong, moisture resistant and suitable for application in humid environments.

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