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Raumlabor’s ‘Big Crunch’ is an Incredible Building Made from Discarded Materials
Posted By Andrew Michler On June 29, 2011 @ 7:02 pm In Architecture,Art,Features,Recycled Materials | 7 Comments
The core of the Big Crunch consists of a tubular metal frame that has been wrapped in strips of wood lattice. Various debris are hung from this foundation, and the center of the mound features a small room  with openings at both ends. The materials are layered to create a sense of direction and movement that flows from the entrance to the direction of the theater.
Taking discarded items  from civilization and combining them in a frenetic mound is a provocative statement — Raumlaborberlin sees it as “a gathering place and forum for conflict and discussions.” Like the eye of a storm, the frenzied chaos is haunting . The structure seems to have been assembled by another force – one that has left behind a trail of debris composed of items that society no longer deems valuable. Whether visitors are amused by the work or other emotions arise, we hope they are up-to-date on their tetanus shots.
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URLs in this post:
 Raumlabor: http://www.raumlabor.net/
 cast away: http://inhabitat.com/worlds-first-hotel-made-of-garbage-rises-in-rome/
 doors: http://inhabitat.com/futuristic-space-station-made-from-reclaimed-doors/
 small room: http://inhabitat.com/marek-tomasik-creates-a-spectacular-room-installation-from-electronic-waste/
 discarded items: http://inhabitat.com/?cat=7
 haunting: http://inhabitat.com/before-i-die-art-project-transforms-abandoned-building-into-hopeful-bucket-list/
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