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A WikiHouse will be built in under a week in central London (wikihouse.cc/PA)

A WikiHouse will be built in under a week in central London (wikihouse.cc/PA)

A WikiHouse will be built in under a week in central London (wikihouse.cc/PA)

The world's first open source, digitally-printed house has been built in central London as part of the London Design Festival.

WikiHouse is a low-energy home constructed of "printed" pieces that can be made from a pattern downloaded from the internet which can be adapted to meet a homeowner's needs and can be assembled in under a week by people with no construction skills at a cost of under £50,000.

The Building Centre have teamed up with Arup engineers, Project 00, Future Cities Catapult and Momentum to build the two -storey, two bedroom WikiHouse display home which will be open to the public next week in Bloomsbury.

PA Media