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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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Giant Cardboard Marble Run for PICNIC (at Eye Amsterdam)

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Picnic is the first festival in the new building for the Amsterdam Filmmuseum EYE. It is the best location ever! They asked us to come and build something and when we saw these stairs we just couldn’t resist dropping something hot! So we built a Giant Cardboard Marble Run. With some help from the audience and a lot of help from Rolinka and Saskia Steur. We created it in the two days of the festival and it made several clear … Continue reading







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The best Cardboard Conglomerates

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There’s some eccentric cardboard world builders out there. Some are obsessed with building and extending their virtual environments in real life. Remember the game SimCity? Imagine it too be real and I think you’ll come closes to what possesses these artists This is the round up of the best ones on the net: if you know other examples or make them yourself: please let us know and we’ll post them here! The one on the left here is made by Michel Gondry … Continue reading







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THE FLAT BOX

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The shapes of unfolded corrugated boxes are very fascinating. They show efficient and careful industrial design. Printing is suddenly transformed to a fragmented collage. Not that strange that kids are often happier with the box than the toy itself! There’s some artists that use the graphical quality of these foldouts. They break down the box to it’s original flat shape and use that shape as an inspiration for their art. The picture on the left shows the knife that’s used … Continue reading







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How we play F.A.Q.

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Just before I wrote this I heard from the El Camaro Crew. Which is a dutch cardboxing group! Look at all that aggression! Check this video! They also asked me how we play the cardboarding game… Well… there’s been a lot of questions on the rules of our Cardboarders battles lately… There were some rules but just because we destroyed our suits so fast that it was a bit of a shame. Most of the boxfighters out there just do … Continue reading







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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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Painted Cardboard Houses Japan

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The cardboard dwellings of homeless people in the Shinjuku Station in Tokyo were a 1990s phenomenon. If you go to the website cardboard-house-painting.jp/ about these cardboard houses you can still see some of the beautifull artworks some of the inhabitants made of their temporary shelters.The site is in japanese but if you feel poetic: you can aways count on google translate japanese-english: Cardboard-type settlement here before the Information Center has to plug in a cardboard reviews too many pieces. Kita … Continue reading







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