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Tank-Shaped TRIWA Pop-Up Store in Poland is Made From 900 Cardboard Tubes

Posted By Lidija Grozdanic On December 3, 2012 @ 11:25 am In Architecture,Gallery,Green Materials,Innovation,Recycled Materials,Sustainable Materials | No Comments

Tube Tank Pop-Up store, Mode:lina Architekci, pop-up stores, cardboard installations, polish design, eco-friendly design, recyclable materials, cardboard design [1]

Located in Poznan Plaza shopping mall in the city of Poznan, Poland, the store features display cabinets made from chunky chipboard panels [2], held together with brightly colored ratchet straps. Cardboard tubes are put together to create a supporting structure for the displays made from raw OSB wood panels. After experimenting with the material, architects have concluded that the most stable construction would look like a caterpillar tread; the tank shape was chosen as the most suitable and secure way of piecing the cardboard together.

Three major considerations directed the design process for the new store: the structure was to be built from renewable materials [3], the building costs reduced to minimal and, above all, the design was supposed to help increase global brand awareness. The Tube Tank pop-up store is the second collaboration between Mode:lina Architekci and TRIWA: the first store also featured cardboard as the main material, with dismantlable boxes later used to transport watches to the next pop-up store.

+ Mode:lina Architekci [4]

Via Dezeen [5]

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2012/12/Tube-Tank-Pop-Up-Store-Modelina-Architekci-5.jpg

[2] chipboard panels: http://inhabitat.com/handcrafted-oakbridge-timber-frame-addition-revitalizes-150-year-old-cabin/oakbridge/

[3] renewable materials: http://inhabitat.com/gazas-first-electric-vehicle-built-from-recycled-materials-for-1000/

[4] + Mode:lina Architekci: http://www.modelina-architekci.com/pivotx/?e=348

[5] Dezeen: http://www.dezeen.com/2012/11/28/tube-tank-triwa-pop-up-store-by-modelina-architekci/

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