Draisci Studio won a competition to design an eye-catching and vibrant visitor lounge occupying 200m² area in a prime position in the Olympia exhibition hall. The space embodied the partnership between the leading property show and the Royal Institute of British Architects.
The design evokes the world of architecture in the most open sense, from child’s construction play to the creation of large modular buildings.
Utilising flat-packed modular units made from honeycomb cardboard that are easy to assemble in a matter of hours, the temporary installation seamlessly combines spatial concerns, sculptural texture and colour, in a joyful environment.
Each module weighs approximately 1kg and is connected to other modules with dry joints.
No screws or nails have been used in the assemblage.
No construction waste has been produced after dismantling, since all the materials has been completely recycled…leaving behind only good memories!
design and production team: Giulia Carlicchi, Francesco Draisci, Katerina Karachaliou, Rosalba Napolitano, Justas Silkauskas
consulting engineers: Techniker
cardboard fabrication: Dufaylite
furniture: Herman Miller