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Packed Pavilion Constructed Completely From Cardboard

Posted By Mike Chino On January 3, 2011 @ 5:48 pm In Architecture | 2 Comments

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Common corrugated cardboard [1] finds a new life in this elegant outdoor pavilion composed of an array of cut paper cylinders. Designed by ETH Zurich [2] students Minā€Chieh Chen, Dominik Zausinger and Michele Leidi, the semi-spherical pavilion is made from 409 circular cardboard pieces connected together with ties. Spotted on Dezeen [3], the project was digitally designed using CAAD software, which opens up exciting new possibilities for structures made from biodegradable paper pulp.

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The Packed Pavilion [4] was unveiled as part of the 3D paperArt exhibition at the Shanghai Museum of Arts and Crafts during the 2010 Shanghai Expo [5]. Each of the pavilion’s circular components is formed from 28 layers of cardboard that were cut and composed into building elements by a computer-controlled machine. The project was also designed to be efficiently manufactured and shipped by nesting individual pieces within one another, saving on production time, material use, and shipping volume.

+ Packed Pavilion [4]

Via Dezeen [3]


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[1] corrugated cardboard: http://inhabitat.com/shigeru-bans-cardboard-bridge/

[2] ETH Zurich: http://www.ethz.ch/index_EN

[3] Dezeen: http://www.dezeen.com/2011/01/02/packed-by-min%E2%80%90chieh-chen-dominik-zausinger-and-michele-leidi/

[4] Packed Pavilion: http://packed-pavilion.blogspot.com/p/pictures.html

[5] 2010 Shanghai Expo: http://inhabitat.com/tag/shanghai-expo

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