Candy Colored Copenhagen Pavilion Made of Reclaimed Plexiglass

by , 10/28/10

kolonihavehus, tom fruin, copenhagen, outdoor sculpture, reclaimed plexiglass, recycled materials, green design, eco design

Fruin takes much of his inspiration from found objects and his urban environment and focuses on the overlooked or discarded remnants of society. The Kolonihavehus is a 12 x 12 x 14 house inspired by a garden shed originally intended to give state workers a refuge from cramped living conditions in the city.

The structure is made from a series of 30 individual panels welded together out of angle iron and fitted with multi-colored scraps of plexiglass ranging in size from 2×2 inches, to 24×36 inches. All of the recycled plexiglass was found or scavenged from a variety of sources, like a defunct plexi distributorship outside of Copenhagen, a closing picture framing shop, the basement of the Danish State Art Workshops, and the dumpsters outside the Danish Architecture Center.

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  1. mariefrance5 July 21, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    Makes me glad we live in a world where people do this kind of thing. Imagine whole neighbourhoods….

  2. Clairy Christodoulou January 14, 2011 at 5:50 am

    Hi Bridgette,
    Im Clairy and im a student in Alexander College in Cyprus. Im doing a project in Plexiglass and I have found the Candy Colored that you have done and im impressed. I would like to ask you if you can sent me more images and information of your projects with plexiglass and also what was the concept of the candy colored Copenhagen Pavilion.

    Thanking you in advancing,

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