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Recycled Circuit Board Installation Maps Out Melbourne

Posted By Mark McQuilten On August 9, 2010 @ 5:15 pm In Art,Recycled Materials | 1 Comment

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Designer Mark McQuilten, of Architectus [1], has created this amazing installation [2] made of discarded circuit boards for the State of Design [3] festival in Melbourne, Australia. Far from a haphazard arrangement, the “Melbatron” was inspired by a satellite image of the Aussie city at night. Reusing old circuit boards and motherboards — whose layouts and components are inherently reminiscent of a miniature metropolis — McQuilten recreated Melbourne’s distinct Hoddle grid and back lit it, allowing light to peek through the holes and transparent areas of the board. Recycled plywood [4] was used to anchor the construction, and roads have been painted throughout the luminous piece to articulate motorways and city landmarks while making a modern-day reference to the Nolli diagram. The installation is part of the Raising The Bar exhibition and will be on display at The Order of Melbourne [5].

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[1] Architectus: http://www.architectus.com.au/

[2] installation: http://www.inhabitat.com/art

[3] State of Design: http://www.stateofdesign.com.au/

[4] Recycled plywood: http://www.inhabitat.com/recycled-materials

[5] The Order of Melbourne: http://www.theorder.com.au/

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