Gallery: House of Contamination is an Indoor Village Made Entirely of T...

 
The long, winding space has been broken into open and intercommunicating compartments to facilitate specialized spaces for the different genres being examined.

Images © raumforschung

Described as a “project within a project” the junky cultural center is located inside Artissima’s Oval pavilion. Aside being an artpiece within itself, the massive temporary structure serves as an area to showcase and explore dance, cinema, literature, design, urbanism and education. The long, winding space has been broken into open and intercommunicating compartments to facilitate specialized spaces for the different genres being examined. There is also a sliding dividing wall that can either break through to the cinema screen or seal the literary salon.

At the center of the exhibit, a garage covered in used clothes opens and closes at time intervals to allow light and wind inside. There is a long corridor running through the space that is lined with silver-plated paper and fabric that sway with the wind. All of the furniture was designed and made by raumlabor out of recycled fridges, washing machines, doors and blinds that would otherwise be headed right for the dump.

+ raumlabor

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4 Comments

  1. Lucas Gray November 10, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    The real success here is making garbage a beautiful building material. An admirable accomplishment.

    http://on.fb.me/holcim-awards

  2. Nelson Bridge November 8, 2010 at 11:56 am

    what an interesting and eye-opening project!

    http://blog.nelsonbridge.com/

  3. Jill Fehrenbacher November 8, 2010 at 11:29 am

    This is really amazing!

  4. jillyt November 8, 2010 at 11:23 am

    Kind of gross, and pretty amazing.

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