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Honext develops recyclable construction material made of cellulose fibres from waste paper

November 26, 2020 Natashah Hitti 0

Barcelona-based startup Honext has developed a sustainable construction board material made from a combination of enzymes and cellulose taken from the waste streams of paper production. The material is made from what Honext describes as an “untapped resource”: cellulose residue taken from cardboard and paper waste generated at paper mills. This paper has already gone

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Invisible Cities project features elaborate architectural models of imaginary cities

July 14, 2020 Cajsa Carlson 0
Invisible Cities by Camille Benoit and Mariana Gella

Artists Camille Benoit and Mariana Gella used the coronavirus lockdown to design architectural models of fantastical cities, made from paper and tools they had at home. The London-based paper artists are flatmates and had brainstormed the 3D project, called Invisible Cities, for a while before the UK lockdown gave them the chance to build it.

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I/thee builds prototype papier-mache home on Texas cattle farm

June 25, 2020 Eleanor Gibson 0
US Architecture Agg Hab by i thee and Roundhouse Platform

Nearly 300 pounds of paper was cast in large holes in the ground before being flipped over to create the Agg Hab prototype home on a Texas ranch, which the designers claim is one of the “world’s largest, self-supporting, papier-mache structures.” US design-build studio I/thee and curatorial platform Roundhouse completed two structures called Agg Hab, short for Aggregate

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Marc Hagan-Guirey uses kirigami to recreate Le Corbusier’s buildings in paper

January 15, 2020 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Le Corbusier Paper Models: 10 Kirigami Buildings to Cut and Fold by Marc Hagan-Guirey

Paper artist Marc Hagan-Guirey has recreated ten modernist buildings from folded and cut paper for his book Le Corbusier Paper Models: 10 Kirigami Buildings to Cut and Fold. The book, which is released next month, contains step-by-step instructions and material to recreate 10 of Le Corbusier’s most recognisable buildings in kirigami – a variation of origami that

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Sheets of paper form a floating backdrop to design exhibition in Taiwan

October 11, 2019 Ali Morris 0
B+P Architects paper exhibition design

B+P Architects has used swooping swathes of paper to form a temporary exhibition design in a former military building in Taiwan. The art and design exhibition is housed within a recently renovated building with a pitched-roof construction and exposed steel framework. It was originally used by the country’s Air Force but its open-plan interior is

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JR extends IM Pei’s Louvre pyramid with optical illusion to celebrate its 30th anniversary

April 2, 2019 Lizzie Crook 0
The Secret of the Great Pyramid by JR at the Louvre Museum in Paris, France

Artist JR has created a giant 3D optical illusion from paper that imagines the iconic pyramid at the Louvre in Paris continuing underground. Named The Secret of the Great Pyramid, the trompe l’oeil was made from 2,000 stickers surrounding Pritzker Prize-winning architect IM Pei’s glass building, making it appear to project out from a white excavated crater. At 17,000-square-metres it was French street artist

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Shigeru Ban builds temporary shelters from paper for Japan flooding victims

July 31, 2018 India Block 0

Pritzker Prize-winner Shigeru Ban has joined the disaster relief effort in Okayama Prefecture, Japan, personally setting up his Paper Partition System for evacuees. The Japanese architect joined the team from the Voluntary Architects’ Network (VAN) to construct a set of paper and fabric dividers inside school gymnasiums where survivors of the torrential rain are taking

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Shigeru Ban builds temporary shelters from paper for Japan flooding victims

July 31, 2018 India Block 0

Pritzker Prize-winner Shigeru Ban has joined the disaster relief effort in Okayama Prefecture, Japan, personally setting up his Paper Partition System for evacuees. The Japanese architect joined the team from the Voluntary Architects’ Network (VAN) to construct a set of paper and fabric dividers inside school gymnasiums where survivors of the torrential rain are taking

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Normal Studio refurbish Appartement N°50 in Le Corbusier’s iconic Cité Radieuse

July 15, 2018 Katie de Klee 0

French duo Normal Studio have become the latest designers to overhaul an apartment inside Le Corbusier’s Cité Radieuse building in Marseille. Jean-Marc Drut is the owner of Appartement N°5, one of 337 homes inside the housing block that is one of Le Corbusier’s most famous designs. Every year he hands over his home to a new

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