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Aground City: Mixuro Builds Cardboard Geodesic Dome With the Help of 150 Valencia Citizens

by , 06/13/14
filed under: Architecture, gallery

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Inspired by the city’s collective attempts to help a beached whale, Mixuro decided to involve neighborhood residents, kids and friends in the making of their cardboard structure. After conducting a survey among the participants of the workshop about the way they would help their city, the team translated their opinions into colors. Four different color schemes became part of personalized kits.

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Each participant received a component in the shade of yellow, pink, orange or peach, depending on how they answered a set of questions regarding city improvement strategies. The focus of the questions ranged from public transportation and the introduction of more bike lanes to reclaiming public spaces.

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The dome is composed of triangles of variable sizes assembled using materials discarded by the furniture industry, company closeouts and city museums. Strips of wood, cardboard tubes and screws were used to hold together the triangular elements, while water and latex paint were used to seal the holes. At the end of the event the geodesic dome was set aflame in a celebratory ceremony.

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+ Falla Castielfabib 2014

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  1. Malalt de Falles June 16, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    Here you can see a timelapse video of this great work!

    http://vimeo.com/89364165

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