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Be Palettø: A Pavilion Of Pallets Provide Pupils With a Place to Relax

Posted By Andrew Michler On July 9, 2010 @ 1:00 am In Architecture,Art,Recycled Materials | 5 Comments

Aarhus School of Architecture, pallet instalation, pallet pavillion, repurposed pallets, wood pallets, sustainable design, green design, recycled materials, green building [1]

Be Palettø! [2] is an experiment in architecture for public spaces created by a group of eleven students at the Aarhus School of Architecture [3] in Denmark. The students used a limited palette of materials — well, only shipping pallets [4] actually — and stacked them into a curvy strip to create a temporary pavilion. The newly-created space offers a fresh environment for students to mingle.

Aarhus School of Architecture, pallet instalation, pallet pavillion, repurposed pallets, wood pallets, sustainable design, green design, recycled materials, green building [5]

Be Palettø consists of 420 repurposed pallets [6] stacked to form a serpentine wall around a courtyard. Pallets strategically jut out from the center of the wall to create steps along the parameter and act as a nice place to sit. The exercise succeeds in creating a sculptural structure, outdoor furniture [7], shade from the summer sun and a unique space for conversation or relaxing.

Although the wall was only up for a week, it brought new life into the very traditional Danish timberfame buildings and courtyard — the curvature contrasts smartly with the timber’s grid. Check out this fun video [8] of the making of the installation.

+ Be Palettø! [2]

Via muuuz [9] and notcot [10]


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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/07/09/be-palett%c3%b8-a-pavilion-of-pallets-provide-pupils-a-place-to-relax/new-3-17/

[2] Be Palettø!: http://bepaletto.blogspot.com/

[3] Aarhus School of Architecture: http://en.aarch.dk/index.html

[4] shipping pallets: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/04/02/pallet-haus-an-efficient-affordable-modular-house/

[5] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/07/09/be-palett%c3%b8-a-pavilion-of-pallets-provide-pupils-a-place-to-relax/new-7-15/

[6] repurposed pallets: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/02/24/wood-pallets-repurposed-into-modular-furniture/

[7] outdoor furniture: http://www.inhabitat.com/2006/05/28/grow-your-own-grass-furniture/

[8] fun video: http://vimeo.com/12825744

[9] muuuz: http://muuuz.com/2010/07/07/be-paletto/en/

[10] notcot: http://inhabitat.comhttp:/http://www.notcot.org/post/32299/?action=search/

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