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Exterior boxes are arranged on the facade according to the needs of each family.
This way we fulfill functionality requirements of different families and achieve irregular composition on the facade. Taking in to consideration the number of members of all the families in the building we position the boxes on the south and west facade accordingly.
The Solution is to have a flexible apartment that can be adjusted to family’s needs. In following scenarios the place is changing according to the number of people in the flat.
The furniture
Inspired by Joe Colombo is constructed from cardboard and wood. Inside it contains a bed and a closet. Doors are made of paper. It was designed with the idea to separates rooms and organize the space for the family, looking for something flexible, portable and compact.
Every part of the cardboard needs to be treated with a fire retardant. To stop the cardboard acting like a sponge, a chemical is added to the basic pulp to make it more water-resistant.
The strength is given by the solid card and insulation is provided by the air trapped inside the honeycomb card.
The surfaces of the exterior walls are clad in zinc to act as rainwater protection, with zinc guttering the rainwater which gets collected from the overhanging roof panels.
Pinboards 1.2 cm
Cardboard walls made of cardboard panels (alternate layers of
solid and honeycomb card and timber frame) 16 cm.
Batons fixed on cardboard walls(ventilation) 3 cm.
Exterior clad in EternitDuracopanels 1.23 cm.
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The Ecordeon

Create a manageable living environment for a big family within limited space.
For this project a recycled material
- cardboard - was chosen as the primary one.

Honors and Awards
Winner Green Cities 2012,
Extreme Green Competition
Sydney, Australia

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Nella Figueroa
3D / Industrial & Interior Designer Milano, Italy