If you have a creative mind and lot of cardboard tubes at hand, then the combination can help you produce some amazing artworks at your home or workplace. However, if you lack ideas then the following list of some highly creative cardboard tube artworks can inspire you greatly:
Designed by a Japanese architect, Shigeru Ban, this footbridge is made up of cardboard tubes and is built over a river in Southern France. Weighing almost 7.5 tonnes, this bridge is made up of total 281 cardboard tubes and is strong enough to hold at least 20 adult people together over it. By creating this truly creative and impressive combination of art and architecture, Ban has inspired many other people to make good use of the otherwise discarded cardboard tubes.
- Pen Holder
Did you ever misplace your pen, pencils or markers due to lack of enough penholders in your office or home? If so, then here is a very inexpensive and easy way to create enough room for holding your writing or drawing materials for your entire family. All you need to do is collect some discarded cardboard tubes, cut them nicely according to the normal length of pens and paste them to your walls with super glue and you have your own designer penholders, which doesn’t even occupy any space in your desk.
- Cardboard tubes chairs and tables
Furniture made from cardboard tubes has a unique look and are not expensive as they are entirely built from the discarded cardboard tubes. Highly suitable as outdoor furniture, the cardboard tubes chairs and tables also look very attractive and add a unique touch to the surrounding environment.
At the event of CH4 Student Design Competition in Australia, a group of students of architecture studying in University of New South Wales designed and created a temporary pavilion from recycled cardboard tubes. Constructed in the front area of Sydney Customs House, the students were provided with 2000 tubes by a carpet manufacturing company for the competition, which was organized for the Sydney Architecture Festival. However, the aim of the competition was to encourage people to recycle their household junks instead of dumping them and to inspire the students to design and create sustainable eco-friendly structures in the future.
- Paper tube school
The recent earthquake in Wenchuan, located in Sichuan province of central China damaged many schools and houses as well. Therefore, the eminent Japanese architect Shigeru Ban along with a team of Japanese and Chinese students designed and constructed new school buildings entirely out of recycled cardboard tubes and plywood. The buildings are temporary but they are also resilient and obviously very inexpensive.