Sarah Murray: A playful solution to the housing crisis
Sarah Murray - Digital housing developer
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of the housing market.
amongst young Australians
in recorded history.
wasn't good there, either.
and prices are high.
how little self-determination,
at how vulnerable this made me feel.
for quite some time.
design and construction.
one very simple question:
some with physical consequences,
applications for some time now,
why we build on-site.
is constructed like this.
of the elements.
purchase in their life,
and environmental impact
players select items from their library
or even an armchair,
for the system to calculate costs,
said that next to cost,
were the most important things to them.
are integrated with solar systems.
with wealth and affluence,
should be available to everyone
the control back that I was craving
keeping me up at night.
over where they live?
of your intermission --
globally, every year.
on the assisted-housing wait list;
is set to move from today's 7.6 billion
and safety issues.
not feeling secure in your home --
that the building you're in --
to those individuals
but not just any home:
so that when a player builds a home,
for someone in need.
steel frame construction,
costs by 20 percent
out of landfills.
with confidence in your costs,
in your build date.
Wouldn't that be great?
of construction 3-D printing,
that will help me deliver on my ambition.
and so promising,
and near zero waste.
innovations happening all over the world
Dubai and Australia.
to print everything from solid stone
a technique using sorel cement.
invented in 1867,
of magnesium oxide and local sand,
to print solid stone walls.
although still experimental process
tracks of foam insulation
to create solid stone.
of those two glorious Emirates Towers,
in the middle of the desert.
office of the future,
using 3-D printed concrete
on location in Dubai.
an amazing technology
beautiful and cost-effective facades
the London Underground.
that connects all these things
to build using these techniques,
by players in our game.
more applications still.
or aged-care accommodation.
About the speaker:Sarah Murray - Digital housing developer
Sarah Murray is building a future of democratized design and construction.
Why you should listen
Sarah Murray dreams of a future where sustainable housing is available for everyone and affordable for all. She's building this future, with PLACE Technologies, a digital manufacturing social enterprise powered by the PLACE game, a computer game that allows players to design their own homes and have them delivered to them. For every ten homes PLACE builds, they will house someone in need.
As an entrepreneur in residence with 15 years experience and a graduate of the prestigious Stanford LEAD program, Murray passionately applies this powerful cocktail of skills and experience to the challenges of some of the world's largest organizations and society's most intractable issues.
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