Architecture and Design

Paperhouses Offers Open Source Blueprints of Contemporary Architecture

If you're like us (and the 99.99 percent of the rest of the world), you've probably all but given up on the idea of living in a two story modular masterpiece built by Tatiana Bilbao or a light-infused, private sky structure by Florian Busch.

But thanks to a new online architecture resource on opensource.com, your dream home doesn't have to be a dream at all.

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Paperhouses is a pioneering open source platform that allows users to download the residential blueprints from the some of the biggest names in contemporary architecture.

Since it's creation in 2012 by New York-based Founder and CEO Joana Pacheco, Paperhouses has acquired coveted home blueprints of 12 world-renowned architects including Carl Turner Architects, Christ Christ associated architects, Christian Pottgiesser architecturespossibles, Dekleva Gregoric Arhitekti, Dekleva Gregoric Arhitekti, Dellekamp Arquitectos, EMBT - Enric Miralles - Benedetta Tagliabue , Florian Busch Architects, Jun Igarashi, Panorama Arquitectos, SPBR Angelo Bucci, Spora Architects, and Tatiana Bilbao S.C. -- with future plans to release new designs each month.

Stemming from the philosophy that "free information is only beneficial if it can be implemented," Paperhouses also provides users with a directory of local contractors as well as a network of building partners who can help tailor a chosen design to meet the specific needs of the user (i.e. materials, location, etc.).

While Paperhouse's free registration is currently open, the full-scale blueprints will not be available until the begining of 2014.

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