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Intrastructures is

a pragmatic utopian design

studio that generates

models, tools and products for social and environmental restoration.

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Kevin Kelly, Wired magazine

Yes! we’re Open.


‘Yes! we’re Open.’ was an exhibition on how our networked society is reshaping the way we create, produce and consume.


The Open design manual for the DIY designer can be downloaded here.

 

OpenStructures at Z33


The OS (OpenStructures) project explores the possibility of a modular construction model where everyone designs for everyone on the basis of one shared geometrical grid. It initiates a kind of collaborative Meccano to which everybody can contribute parts, components and structures.


Help us to create the world’s biggest Open modular construction system!


Follow the OpenStructures project here.

"In the future everybody

will be famous to 15 people."


— Nick Currie

The free market as the ultimate forum.

CYCLICAL KITCHEN


Intrastructures is currently developing and testing a 'stomach' for the kitchen in which organic waste is transformed into biogas through a digestive process. The biogas is then used for cooking and the digestate as a fertilizer for plants.

This project in collaboration with biogas-e.

BURUNDI BUILDING CASE STUDIES


Intrastructures worked together with the architecture collective  BrusselsCooperation to develop a masterplan for a small elementary school in Burundi.

The ‘12 systems’ methodology was applied to generate a more integrated and humane architectural design. Apart from that, several construction elements have been generated according to the OS grid.


The resulting proposals are currently being further tested and refined by BrusselsCooperation. This work in progress can be monitored on their blog.

BIOSK

A coffeeshop that generates its own energy.

OpenStructures in Milan - april 2011.

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A Z33 production.

HERBUS HABILIS

A temporarly wooden structure to host an art festival in the woods.

SPARTACUS

A contextual design for the new lightrail system

between Hasselt and Maastricht

THE KILTERNAN INSTITUTE

A strategic plan to convert an abandoned luxury hotel near Dublin into an open innovation center.


DE ECONOMAAT

A social machine for the neighborhood.

The OS WATERBOILER by Jesse Howard.

The WaterBoiler is an appliance that uses the OpenStructures design principles to explore an adaptable and scalable production process.

Download poster transparancy.pdf.

‘WELCOME TO ST. GILLES.’

An exhibition that presented 80 ideas on how to revitalize the neighborhood of Saint-Gilles in Liège, Belgium.

BLOCBOX STRUCTURES

A series of modular toys that can grow and evolve around the kid.

All objects are based on the OpenStructures design priciples.

SUPER CARRY

Super Carry is the first 1/1 prototype vehicle for a new logistical model in which multiple services (taxi service + pick-up and delivery of goods) are combined in one single vehicle. Hereby envisioning an ‘ecosystem’ of interdependent services and vehicles that are all guided and directed by numerous digital apps.

Intrastructures’ contribution to ALPHABETALOG,

an “anti-manifesto on design teaching”.


Initiated and concept by Jan Boelen. Published in Abitare magazine, February 2013. (download Abitare-Alphabetalog.pdf).

MOBILOTOOP,

A vision on mobility.

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Mobilotoop is a research project that focuses on potential connections between people, vehicles, places and services that as a whole generate numerous new mobility solutions for all. Connections that will not only bring us faster but also closer to one another.

ENSCImatique,

A peer-to-peer model for design education.

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Enscimatique is a 'Studio Experimental' at the ENSCI (Ecole Nationale Supérieure de la Creation Industrièlle) in Paris. It's objective is to make design students familiar with the mechanism of crowdfunding as a tool to realize their own future projects.

AUTARKYTECTURE

A vision on architecture and future living.

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Autarkytecture aspires to create a built environment that can and may change, that ages gracefully and just feels right.

VENNESTRAAT

Revitalizing the street.

REFRAMING AMBITION

An installation that questions the notion of work today.