Paper Space – a hub for international events, talks and debates at 100% Design – was created by Studio Glowacka and Maria Fulford Architects for London Design Festival. Tasked with creating a standout architectural installation, the two studios chose paper as a material to emphasise the spaces capacity as a blank canvas for ideas.
1500 meters of white A4 paper was used to create the undulating ceiling of the central meeting space. Surrounding the space, the paper strips dropped to the floor creating a boundary between the hub and the rest of the hall.
The table inside the structure was handmade by students of Diploma Unit 17 at UCL Bartlett School of Architecture. Made from water-jet cut steel and CNC machined white oak, the table incorporates paper rolls into the design allowing visitors to share their ideas on paper.
Photos Alastair Browning