|Re: Policy Library||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Ann Zabaldo (zabaldoearthlink.net)|
|Date: Mon, 3 May 2010 15:10:41 -0700 (PDT)|
Hi all!Architectural drawings are considered in the same category as art, books, records, etc. They are copy protected works.
You would need the permission of the architect to use his/her drawings. I'm sure the architect would be delighted to have his/her work used again for a royalty fee. And I'm sure this would be somewhat less than starting from scratch. You can buy DIY plans in this manner over the internet so I'm sure you can work out a deal w/ an architect to reuse his/her concept. So if you see someone's work you like -- write and ask!
AZ Best -- Ann Zabaldo Takoma Village Cohousing Washington, DC Principal, Cohousing Collaborative, LLC Falls Church VA 703 663 3911 On May 3, 2010, at 5:53 PM, lcamundsen [at] shaw.ca wrote:
Good idea! The architects would still be needed to adapt and advise. It might make everybody's job easier and in some cases more affordable compared to starting from scratch. I think we need not worry that professionals will be excluded from their essential function in designing and building ourcommunities.Not all plans are transferrable. Camilla Amundsen Quayside Cohousing, North Vancouver BC ----- Original Message ----- From: "Judith Bush" <jbush [at] together.net> To: <cohousing-l [at] cohousing.org> Sent: Monday, May 03, 2010 1:42 PM Subject: Re: [C-L]_ Policy LibraryIt is nice to feel the excitement build on the listserve before aconference, even if you are not crossing the country to attend! The Policy Library thread puts me in mind of the Open Source "attitude" that seems tocharacterize the cohousing movement. Putting things like by-laws andpolicies on our websites testifies to that. Now someone is offering to beeven more organized about it. That's great. One question in my mind: could there be an open source attitude about houseblueprints? Maybe there already is. I'm struck when I look at communitywebsites, homes for sale, etc. at how similar in many basic ways ourbuildings (units, common houses) are. One of the things that drives upthecosts of building and therefore the cost of homes is professional fees. Spending a lot of time and energy in the design phase can be fun, but itcan also be exhausting and ultimately expensive. We want a mix of low, middle, and higher income people in our communities. But we are often unaffordable to younger families, people working intentionally in meaningful butlow-paying jobs, etc. Is sharing blueprints a piece of the solution? (In writing this, I worry that I will be offending the wonderful architectswhohave essentially created a library of possibilities for cohousing. That'snot my intention.) Anyway, perhaps the whole topic of Open Source could be a focus at a future cohousing gathering. Judith Bush, Cobb Hill, Hartland, VT _________________________________________________________________ Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/_________________________________________________________________ Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/
- Re: Policy Library Judith Bush, May 3 2010
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