Synopses & Reviews
Cardboard has been a part of the construction of residences and commercial buildings in honeycomb doors and paper-based round column form work for generations, with houses, temporary hotels and theaters, and even a pavilion popping up fully clad in cardboard across the twentieth century. The material is attractive and has good acoustic properties, and its low cost and sustainability (about 90 percent of it is endlessly recycled) make it a likely candidate for new projects, but technical information directly related to architecture is scarce. These nine papers, including an overview, help bridge the gap, addressing technical research and developments, paper felting, the building of a cardboard pavilion and house, structural engineering in paper and cardboard, cardboard partitioning, mechanical behaviors of cardboard in construction and the cardboard dome. The photographs here are both helpful and inspirational.