Farnaz Fattahi led a group of 28 Khayam University architecture students in the construction of the PIPE pavilion, an undulating sculpture made from 1,014 recycled cardboard tubes. As an exercise in upcycling, the project promotes the idea of minimizing waste and pollutants through creative reuse. The temporary pavilion measures 2.9 meters in height with a width of 6 meters.

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The undulating shape symbolizes the “detachment of industry from nature” and corresponds to the perceived decrease in value of the cardboard tube after it’s served its industrial purpose. The pavilion rediscovers the pipe’s potential by creating a sheltering space. “The holistic design creates an architectonic space within the created semi enclosed arc promoting a spatial quality allowing the users to pause and realize the view of the embraced landscape,” writes Fattahi.

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