Gallery: Chinese Paper Brick House at Architecture Biennale

 

With a structural system reminiscent of Shigeru Ban’s Paper Church, Architect Li Xianggang‘s Paper-Brick House showcasing at this year’s annual Architecture Biennale in Venice, Italy is a mesmerizing paper fortress. Composed of paper tubes, paper boxes, and adhesive tape (and some metal connections), the materials work together to mimic a brick house. And something about it makes me nostalgic for the cardboard forts of my youth which only required an empty basement, a lot of boxes, and my imagination fully intact.

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  1. phrancis September 26, 2008 at 4:03 pm

    @livewithless Says, Is your comment directed at the builder/designer of this paper structure or toward the person who posted this article on inhabitat.com? Because the builder/designer was making a point about sound construction and unusual materials, not “sustainable architecture”…

    Dunder Mifflin would be proud of this fortress!

  2. livewithless September 26, 2008 at 9:14 am

    I do not understand how this is related to sustainable architecture in any way. The point about careful construction doesn’t justify the use of such massive amount of fresh paper to construct a building. I believe it sends a wrong message to many who will not get the fine point (or excuses) for this wasteful project.

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