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Wikkelhouse

For the last 4 years, Dutch design company Fiction Factory have been designing, creating and perfecting the Wikkelhouse, made from cardboard. It all started with a modular shape. Large roles of corrugated cardboard are used to create the house. The cardboard receives a coating of eco-friendly adhesive, then it is wrapped around a full-sized frame, 24 times. The process is quite impressive. The final touches include a waterproof coating and wood paneling to protect it. The house is modular so can be built in under a day and be any size

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Shigeru Ban – Cardboard Architecture

Shigeru Ban is a Japanese Architect known for his innovative work with paper and cardboard. In the temporary Cardboard Cathedral, Christchurch NZ, the materials included recycled cardboard tubes, wood and glass. Shigeru designed the Cathedral with minimal waste and easy to recycle once a permanent structure could be built. The Cathedral was finished in 2013 and it came after the initial church was destroyed in the earthquake that hit Christchurch on 22 Feb 2011, resulting in one of its worst catastrophes. Shigeru used recycled cardboard tubes as the main A-frame, shipping containers,