‘The Paper House’ unveils the whole process of design, in terms of geometry, material and manufacturing. By starting with an intuitive experimentation to discover the nature of corrugated, the project leaps from the drawing to a 1:1 construction. All components consider flatpack cuts, while looking at nesting strategies for material optimization, understanding the logic of corrugated cardboard, taking into account the structural behaviour of the system and envisioning the potential of such a construction system to build a human-scale space to inhabit Coderch’s premises at the ETSAB UPC Barcelona Tech. The project sets a filter in cardboard to dim the natural lighting and convert an extremely bright space into a cinema room for ETSAB students.
(*) This project has been developed within the WSA Cardiff University and the ETSAB UPC Barcelona Tech, and has been led by Carles Sala and Relja Ferusic, from SALA FERUSIC Architects.