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Open Source for Everyone?

Proponents of open source architecture say it could solve the global housing crisis. The reality is a little more complicated.

Open source architecture—or a “citizen-centered design movement” that aims to democratize the power of design—has been gaining traction over the last decade, but the idea isn’t entirely new. People have been thinking about ways to take the power of design from the hands of architects and design professionals for as long as those professions have existed.