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Cardboard Cloud / Fantastic Norway

The “Cardboard Cloud”, an exhibit design by Fantastic Norway, opened this weekend in Oslo to the public.  The exhibit was designed for the Center for Design and Architecture (DogA, previously featured on AD) and will display the works of Norwegian design students.

More information about the cloud and more images after the break.

“Being that the exhibition is set to present brand new design objects, we decided to base the architectural concept on the thrill of unpacking,” explained the architects.   Working off that idea, more than 3000 cardboard boxes were arranged as “a large pixilated cloud” that hovered over the exhibited material inside the 350m2 exhibition hall.

The students’ works are integrated into the architectural framework of the exhibit by being displayed in, around and outside the cardboard boxes.   The arrangement of boxes create spatial conditions that contain smaller areas and frame larger areas.  In addition, the exhibition display focuses on the importance of reusing materials as all boxes will be recycled when the exhibit ends.

Fantastic Norway was also recently featured on our site for their Cabin Verdehaugen.

Credits

Architectural team: Håkon Matre Aasarød, Erlend Blakstad Haffner, Andrew Jason Linn, Magnus Ohren, Tomos Osmond, Anne Busemann, Mathias Steinbru, Anette Flygansvær, Ingeborg Cappelen Lindheim, Are Fredrik Berg and Håvard Arnhoff, Oscar Quan Lainfiesta.

Engineer: Ole Wroldsen

Curator: Benedicte Sunde, Janicke Sæther, Aslag Juell Kristensen

Cite:Karen Cilento. "Cardboard Cloud / Fantastic Norway" 23 Jun 2009. ArchDaily. Accesed . <http://www.archdaily.com/26227/cardboard-cloud-fantastic-norway/>