Monday, February 13, 2012

The house that students built

Great article in the FT about how to build a $300 house, the floating of the idea in the classroom, in the cloud and the response tidal wave and business activity that flows from the crowd.

Perfect triple bottom line scenario leading to real thought and action - Economics, Social and Evironmental issues are all one and the same!!

The house that students built -

"Inspired by the excitement generated, Prof Govindarajan opened a crowd-sourcing site,, so that the conversation could continue. More than 2,500 people took part – “architects and engineers and professors, very qualified people, from Harvard and MIT and so on”.

“What we have done is created a company with 2,500 employees and no chief executive. They are willing to share their ideas in an open way. It’s a true, open-innovation platform,” says Prof Govindarajan.

The next step was a competition – the $300 House Open Design Challenge – to design a home that could be bought and built by the world’s poorest people for $300 or less. Entries – coincidentally there were 300 – were judged by a panel of 16 experts and by “the crowd”......"

Ive submitted a post from my old tweet in november about a recycled light pipe
have you got any innovative idea's?


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