Street Use

Cardboard Bridge and Paper Shelters


Paperbridge2

A bridge made of cardboard tubes. (First noticed on here.) It’s more of an artpiece than utiltarian structure. Think rain and snow.

Paperbridge1

However the architect, Shigeru Ban, has built many utilitarian structures using low tech cardboard tubes. Protected inside an outer membrane, the tubes keep their strength and preform magnificently. For example,

Amspapertheater1

This is a paper theater built in Amsterdam, Holland in 2003.

Pavillion Int1

This one is a Japanese pavilion built for an Expo in Hannover in 2000.

Posted on July 31, 2007 at 7:42 pm | comments



Comments
  • David Allen

    Has there been any thought as to how to protect the cardboard from the elements to make it more of an utiltarian structure? Like maybe a paint or other protective coating? I am sure you have already thought of that though.