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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

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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 [6] 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 [7] 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 [8]. 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.

+ Raumlaborberlin [3]


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[3] Raumlabor: http://www.raumlabor.net/

[4] cast away: http://inhabitat.com/worlds-first-hotel-made-of-garbage-rises-in-rome/

[5] doors: http://inhabitat.com/futuristic-space-station-made-from-reclaimed-doors/

[6] small room: http://inhabitat.com/marek-tomasik-creates-a-spectacular-room-installation-from-electronic-waste/

[7] discarded items: http://inhabitat.com/?cat=7

[8] haunting: http://inhabitat.com/before-i-die-art-project-transforms-abandoned-building-into-hopeful-bucket-list/

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