September 22, 2017

Liam Hopkins Fills an Abandoned Building With 26,000 Square Feet of Cardboard

One designer. 8 printworkers. 26,000 square feet of cardboard. 4,500 cardboard pieces. 15 pods.

Installing Chromatogram, part of the U.K.’s National Festival of Making, Studio Lazerian principal Liam Hopkins removed clamps after gluing precision-cut sections of custom-colored cardboard together. Photography by GS Visuals + Co.

Hopkins cleaned his fingers after using a compression-powered glue gun on one of the 10-foot-high pods. Photography by GS Visuals + Co.

A detail of the cardboard pods. Photography by GS Visuals + Co.

Nylon barrier tape wrapped a pod to support it before the base, also cardboard, was glued on. Photography by GS Visuals + Co.

Backdropped by the Cotton Exchange, an abandoned 1863 building in Blackburn, the gradient spectrum of the cardboard represented colors used by the Cardboard Box Company, which donated the materials, over the course of the past 50 years. Photography by GS Visuals + Co.

> See more from the August 2017 issue of Interior Design

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