London launches open source app for homebuilding
Bryden Wood,'Cast, and the'Mayor of London'have launched a new'app'to speed up the capital's home building. The freely-available app, titled PRISM, is aimed at the design and construction of high-quality, factory-built homes to address the current demand of 50,000+ houses per year.
Developed by tech-led design practice'Bryden Wood, and building on extensive work undertaken by residential consultancy Cast in collaboration with the Mayor of'London, the app combines the Mayor's spatial planning rules with precision-manufactured home expertise. This accelerates the early design phase and allows designers to focus on the quality of the built environment.
London will be the first city in the world to make sure of a freely-available app of this kind, sharing precision housing knowledge and leveraging technology to revolutionise the design process. The designers believe that making the app open source will encourage greater collaboration and means that'this innovation can be used and further developed by the global community.
Source: arch daily
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