Students Build 33 Foot High Tower Entirely of Cardboard


images courtesy of Abitare

It seems you can build just about anything out of cardboard. Fabrizio of the Italian design magazine Abitare shows us a 10 meter (33 foot) high tower, built by the Institut fuer Konstruktion und Gestaltung at Leopold Franzens University of Innsbruck, for an exhibition in Paris.

Abitare describes how it is made:

The elements were produced by students in the working atelier of the Faculty of Innsbruck. The parts were CNC milled and afterwards drilled and fnished by hand. The parts are connected by metal screws, so it can be rebuild many times. The tower is build out of 96 elements that are 28mm thick. These elements are hold together with more than 300 Screws and give the tower its height of 9.98m with a weight of only 280kg. The Cardboard is left pure, so it can be easily re- cycled.

It is designed to be disassembled and packs onto a pallet that can fit into a small delivery van.

The students put the tower together in just nine hours. More at Abitare
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