Not a school

Antithetical as this statement may sound, it is critically important to draw a distinction between the ODS and conventional design schools in which - even in th…

Bringing in a new team member

Given the operating structure, each new member can either fundamentally enhance or compromise group dynamics. It is preferable for teams to expand slowly rather…

OpenStructures

The OpenStructures (OS) project initiates a construction system where everyone designs for everyone. It was conceived and developed by Thomas Lommee and Christi…

Do we need leaders?

Simple as this statement is, this is obviously one of the most difficult principles to successfully implement without triggering collapse due to group…

Everything is an experiment

The ODS does not simply look for the easiest solution. Each project is an opportunity to directly challenge conventions and build a better city for th…