Clemson architect students designing innovative sustainable housing

Clemson, S.C. (WSPA) – Clemson University School of Architecture is helping pave the way for the future of home building. The students and faculty have been designing a puzzle-like, DIY construction system. It would make building sustainable and affordable structures quicker and quieter with fewer tools.

The “SimPly” method only uses pre-cut plywood and metal zip ties, instead of nails. “We can go into a site and have a very light impact on it, stay there for a short period of time and get away. It is just changing the paradime of building and hopefully one that will let us see other opportunities come for other folks,” said Dan Harding, Clemson School of Architecture Associate Professor. “We are designing it to go out, not just stay in and that has been layered through from the beginning.”

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