16 Nov '11, 9pm

Geometric Recycled Cardboard Cocoon "Habitat" Made From Company's Waste

Geometric Recycled Cardboard Cocoon "Habitat" Made From Company's Waste

Cardboard is a versatile material, whether it's used as mulch , furniture or complex computer-generated columns . Of course, there's also whole earthquake-resistant buildings supported by it (hello Shigeru Ban); meanwhile, Manchester-based design company Lazerian created this nifty structure out of recycled cardboard and pallets, a kind of indoor cocoon that thinks outside of the cardboard box. © Lazerian Designer Liam Hopkins of Lazerian describes "Pupa" as a "habitat" for the London headquarters of Bloomberg: The form and aesthetics are inspired by natural habitats – cocoons, bee hives, spiders nests and weaver birds nests. The ceiling assumes the appearance of a shelter; snug and cave like, but also references the vaulted ceilings of church naves. © Lazerian Hopkins calls the construction effort a "Sisyphean task," similar to what birds or insects may undertake when bui...

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