The attempt of making a space a bit more cozy
"Salvaging a good time" was the theme of my solo semester in the academic year 22/23 at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna.
It was important for me to contribute something to the class community and to put the common good above a shiny product, which made surveying the class the first step. Soon it turned out that the desire for a small room-like space was great, so I started pondering. After an intense research concerning the semesters theme, I found parameters that the material I wanted to work on should fulfil.
Be unagitated in color Have pleasant acoustics Convey a feeling of warmth Be easy to work with and expand
These four parameters were met by one material: Cardboard.
Since I was working with a sculptor, Peter Sandbichler at the time, who among other materials works with old bike-boxes, I had access to the material I needed. After modelling the whole project in Rhino, i started cutting and bending the parts needed.
In order to increase the sound-insulating effect, cardboard panels were inserted in the partition walls, which are decoupled to prevent noise from being passed on.
There is a reason for the absence of a door. Since the project is intended to serve the class, it was important to make access as easy as possible. a door would have acted as a deterrent at first and let the project appear as something private. It is desirable that a door or many other extensions are added over time, because that was one of the reasons for the choice of material: easy expandability.