The OPEN Prototype Initiative is developing a series of prototypical homes to test a new model for the design, fabrication and assembly of highly responsive places of living. OPI brings together the advanced academic research at the MIT House_n Consortium with the sophisticated design the production processes developed by Bensonwood Homes and our corporate partners.
The Founding Partners
MIT House_n Research Group
Since 1999, The MIT House_n Reseach Consortium has focused on developing new design tools, customization and fabrication strategies, sensing, and applications related to energy, health and communication.
During the past three decades, Bensonwood Homes has developed and implemented numerous building systems that deploy "Open Building" principles in the design and construction of high-quality, adaptable, energy efficient homes and commercial buildings.