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Edinburgh community group unveil Fountainbridge ‘Wikihouse’

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October 14 2015

Edinburgh community group unveil Fountainbridge ‘Wikihouse’
An Edinburgh community group has built a temporary community meeting space in Fountainbridge on the site of EDI’s planned India Quay development, helping to foster a sense of community work ahead of construction work getting underway.

Built by Fountainbridge Canalside Initiatiive over the course of a single weekend by a team led by architect Akiko Kobayashi the open source design was assembled from prefabricated components using mallets and pegs.

Kobayashi commented: “The main thing I like about the WikiHouse system is many people can be included in building it, people can be fully hands on. Being part of the building process means that people can really understand that the finished building belongs to everyone.”

Designed by Architecture 00 the Wikihouse will host a variety of temporary projects including workshops, classes, talks and meetings.

4 Comments

Clive
#1 Posted by Clive on 14 Oct 2015 at 14:49 PM
This beats the 'Parklet' in an arm wrestle!
The Bairn
#2 Posted by The Bairn on 14 Oct 2015 at 18:05 PM
Certainly more robust and pleasing to the eye...
Jamie
#3 Posted by Jamie on 14 Oct 2015 at 21:21 PM
Well done Akiko!
Matt
#4 Posted by Matt on 15 Oct 2015 at 13:47 PM
A great project, well done Akiko and all involved. For those interested, there are more photos of the completed project on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23wikihouseEDIN&src=tyah

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