The architectural model is both a tool for communication and a vehicle of exploration; not only does it reflect a formal design idea, but also ethics in material selection. Just as the building industry can generate enormous amounts of waste, so too can the ideation process. Copious amounts of single use materials are used and later discarded. Some of these materials are also toxic to humans and the environment. Instead of limiting the ideation process, our project seeks to reroute materials from a waste bin into the model making process. In this way, it closes the material loop of the ideation process by 3D-printing with discarded paper and cardboard.
Check out the full project here.