The open sharing of ideas and information is one of the best ways we can begin to create a better future. This concept, which inspired Solutions, is also the basis for the Open Architecture Network (OAN). Launched at last years TED conference, the website provides a virtual place for people from around the world to share innovative, sustainable, and humanitarian design. The latest project from Cameron Sinclair and Architecture for Humanity, the OAN asks that you check your ego at the door, and share knowledge with the idea that one thought will inspire another, eventually resulting in a project that positively effects peoples lives. Whether it is a set of construction documents, a thesis project, or just a great idea, the OAN provides an outlet for designers to share their expertise with the world while learning from one another.
One of the 265 (and counting) projects you'll find on the OAN is the Clean Hub, pictured above. The Clean Hub was designed by Minneapolis architect and teacher, John Dwyer. A variation of this design was built by students in Studio 4284, and is currently working in full force down in New Orleans.