Collection by Tiffany Chu

Cardboard Workshop

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A celebration of all things impromptu and participatory, Kawamata's Cardboard Workshop at the Centre Pompidou in Paris has seen many different rebirths over the past few months. Over the weekend, I took a brief survey of this playful exhibit and its kindred architectural 'commentaries' on the exterior of the famous inside-out-building.

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Tadashi Kawamata is a masterful interventionist wielding the use of humble materials beyond cardboard, such as...
The overall workshop program consists of monthly themes for children to tackle.
An all-corrugated-cardboard space comprises the Children's Gallery (Galerie des Enfants).
With the use of adhesive tape, the children are encouraged to explore all formal possibilities with surfaces, volumes,...
Six different films also narrate the philosophies behind Kawamata's works, what he calls his 'cupboards of memory.' ...
Kawamata's high-perched pods are intriguingly and precariously wedged into select corners of Renzo Piano's steel...
I first noticed these petite nests in late June while traipsing through the Marais.
They cling to the Pompidou's shell like a bird's nest, similarly exhibiting the basic internal elements of their...
According to Kawamata, speaking about a previous project at Le Marechalerie in Versailles: "The workshops are decided...
"Architecture has to be realized beyond the obligation. And sometimes it is illegal.
The line outside the Centre Pompidou on Sunday, August 1, reaching all the way across the sloped plain and nearly into...
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