Open Structures


OpenStructures (OS) is an open modular construction system that promotes circular material flows and facilitates re-use and repair.
OS allows to build things together at a moment in time, where anyone is connected to everyone and everything can be produced everywhere.
It links modularity to collaborative innovation and new decentralised production techniques and results in a more sustainably built environment.
OS unfolds through a continuously evolving exploration by a community of authors that test and evaluate its potential within the field of design, art and architecture.

The Platform aims at establishing a balance between openness, fairness and economic viability. Parts are open and accessible enough to allow innovation based on existing designs, yet closed enough in order to protect their creative value. Revenue is redistributed between the community and the platform in order to remunerate the work of contributors on the one hand and to maintain the services of the website on the other.