REPUBLIC is a non-standered architectural project for NDSM wharf area. Via the Commercialization and Industrialization, the project intends to constantly provide diverse, innovative, adaptive and sustainable customized building products. Via the establishment of an open source platform, through the release of design authority to public and the invite of creative people into the design process, via the simulation of an entire market environment, through the interconnection and interaction among all the participants(users, designers, developers and operators) and objects(market, architecture), this project is trying to cope with the tension between efficiency and resilience for NDSM and exploring a nature balance between displine and freedom for urban developing strategy and architecture design approuch.
To achieve the Commercialization and Industrialization of architecture, the intervention could be addressed in three levels:
1.Virtual platform(the Archi-STORE) - Commercializing architecture through setting up the e-business market.
2.Physical platform(the Archi-FACTORY) - Industrializing architecture through the emergent technology of automatic manufacture and robotic assembly.
3.Product(Customized units) - Based on these two platform, massive of diverse, innovative, adaptive and sustainable customized building products will be provided for NDSM.
For the future users, extensive possibilities of customized service will be available. For the designers, their creativity could be realized and rewarded through Archi-STORE and Archi-FACTORY. And the most significant, a highly diverse and sustainable development of customized building product industry will be taking place in NDSM.