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Brilliant Boxel Pavilion is Built From 2,000 Beer Boxes

Posted By Andrew Michler On August 16, 2010 @ 7:10 pm In Architecture,Recycled Materials | 6 Comments

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Students from the University of Applied Sciences in Detmold [2], Germany recently developed and built this extraordinary Boxel pavilion out of 2,000 beer crates. The pavilion is part of a course on how to develop structures from computer modeling to construction [3]. The result is a full-scale pavilion that spent its summer on campus, providing the coolest music venue around.

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The students used computer modeling to first establish load bearing and positioning of the crates. After a few assembly tests they went about erecting the structure using screws and slats, bracing for the upper part, and concrete-filled boxes for the base. In all the construction took one week.

The boxes are old beer crates donated by a local brewery. After the pavilion comes down they will be recycled. The reuse [5]of materials and intent of the project reminds us of the Be Paletto [6] pallet pavilion, but the structural system is reminiscent of the Cell Brick [7] house — form, function, and materials all blended to a cohesive whole.

+ University of Applied Sciences [8]

Via ArchDaily [9]


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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/08/16/boxel-pavilion-a-brilliant-use-of-beer-boxes/new-1-53/

[2] University of Applied Sciences in Detmold: http://www.detmolderschule.de

[3] construction: http://inhabitat.com/sustainable-building/

[4] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/08/16/boxel-pavilion-a-brilliant-use-of-beer-boxes/new-7-43/

[5] reuse : http://inhabitat.com/recycled-materials/

[6] Be Paletto: http://inhabitat.com/2010/07/09/be-palett%C3%B8-a-pavilion-of-pallets-provide-pupils-a-place-to-relax/

[7] Cell Brick: http://inhabitat.com/2010/08/10/extraordinary-japanese-micro-home-built-from-a-grid-of-boxes/

[8] + University of Applied Sciences: http://www.hs-owl.de/fb1/

[9] ArchDaily: http://www.archdaily.com/73173/boxel-students-of-detmolder-schule/

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