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INHABITABLE CARDBOARD ROOMS

Posted By Jorge Chapa On April 18, 2007 @ 6:26 am In green Interiors,Recycled Materials | 15 Comments

Cardboard architecture, Cardboard room, recycled cardboard, soundproof cardboard, Finnish designers, Esa Ruskeepaa, Martin Lukasczyk, Martti Kalliala [1]

Cardboard, you abundantly mundane material, what would we do without you? Or rather, what else can we do with you? We’ve already featured some interesting uses of cardboard including furniture [2], as a structural component [3], and even a coffin [4]. So we’d like to add one more to the “things to do with cardboard” file, that of a… room?


Finnish designers Esa Ruskeepää [5], Martti Kalliala [6] and Martin Lukasczyk [7], took 720 sheets of 7mm corrugated cardboard, cut each one of them as per the detailed plans, and without any fixings or glue, stacked them together to create a really cool looking sound room for listening to music. The cardboard provides all the insulation required for this room. The design was originally done for a design contest by the University of Art and Design Helsinki and has won three other awards including one from Architectural Review.

+ Esa Ruskeepaa [5]
+ Martin Lukasczyk [7]
+ Martti Kalliala [6]

Via Core77 [8] Via The Cool Hunter [9]


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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/04/18/cardboard-rooms/

[2] furniture: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/04/07/giles-miller-fluted-cardboard-furniture/

[3] as a structural component: http://www.shigerubanarchitects.com/SBA_WORKS/SBA_PAPER/SBA_Paper_index.htm

[4] coffin: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/03/14/eco-coffins-big-in-hong-kong/

[5] Esa Ruskeepää: http://www.esaruskeepaa.com/mafoombey.htm

[6] Martti Kalliala: http://www.nowoffice.org/

[7] Martin Lukasczyk: http://www.luxarchitecture.com/

[8] Core77 : http://www.core77.com/blog/object_culture/from_the_drawing_board_to_cardboard_5993.asp

[9] Via The Cool Hunter: http://www.thecoolhunter.net/design/Cardboard-Sound-Box-A-place-for-listening-/

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