In today’s world of increasingly open systems and online community participation it seems only natural to find the Open Architecture Network. Announced at this year’s TED conference, this online community endeavors to improve the living standards of five billion people by allowing people to share among themselves information in material innovation, sustainability practice and building methodology.
On the site you can search projects that others have contributed and register for an account to contribute your own project info. Within each project you can find/share an overview, information about project the team, updates, workspace info, a project calendar and supporting files. There is also an area of the site named Resources which appears to be a potential place for conversation about various topics concerning building and architecture.
The Open Architecture Network is a project of Architecture for Humanity and its volunteers, and in 2006 was awarded the TED Prize.