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Lights and shadows, building with the Landsberg Community

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We (Mathijs Stegink and Sjors Knol) were invited to Landsberg by Wolfgang Hauck to create a Cardboarders project. We built for a week with the community, refugees, kids, artists and volunteers from all over the world! We tried to create a spiritual building inspired by the baroque Wieskirche and it’s architect D. Zimmerman. The old churches we’re also built with many hands from the community and this was also our goal. The old gym in which we worked used to … Continue reading







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Celebrating size: Olivier Grossetête

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It’s not getting any larger than the cardboard architecture by Olivier Grossetête! There’s so much to say about this monumental-community-performance-architecture… It’s very wonderful to see the how people lift the structures layer by layer! Check this video at 2:17… The designs are reduced to their essence, so that they can be made with the basic cardboard boxes: like building blocks. I guess this is also important because all participants need to understand the building process to some extent. I collected … Continue reading







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Wearable architecture

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Cardboard is in fact what the dutch call a “kreukelzone”: the protective crushable area in a car. A cardboard box is protection for our stuff, like clothing or architecture is protection for our selves. I am fascinated by people making costumes shaped as buildings, architecture or furniture. Scale models of buildings have a poetic attraction. Maybe it has something to do with growing up: the size of your house when you we’re a kid seems small when you return as … Continue reading







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An explosion of cardboard in the shape of town

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Most pictures by Anne Mauch, Ekaterina Evdokimova! About Cardboardia’s materialization in Perm. We were invited to come and help build Cardboardia in Perm (KartonKamsk). Perm is a city with two faces: one rough, industrial and hardworking and one innocent, cultural and fun-loving. The city used to be the last stop before people deemed “undesirable” by the Soviet regime passed on their way to the gulags. Due to it’s military industry Perm was a ‘closed city’ until 1987, with population of … Continue reading







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SEATS

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The most well known cardboard chair is probably Frank Gehry’s Easy Edges chair. There’s a nice article on the guggenheim website. He’s best known for his curvy architecture but with a knack for design, Gehry has branched out into furniture construction, too. The patent on the chair says: “The furniture produced by this technique is inexpensive yet strong and durable; moreover, a wide variety of interesting and attractive shapes can be formed. “







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Of Mice and Man (And of Cardboard too)

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The beautifull work of Richard Derks. Al sorts of little dwellings for his mice. Be sure to als watch the little films he made of the mice playing in the houses : Muizenhuizen (Micehouse) (update: at the moment these seem to be offline!) When you look at these little houses with the mice in it you’ll probably start to think about what it would be like to be a mouse. It also reminds of childhoods filled with building huts and … Continue reading







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