Snapshots of the City 2.0: TEDxSacramento
Among other things, architect Jason A. Silva builds cardboard houses. For TEDxSacramento’s TEDxCity2.0 event, he took his work to a new level, building an entire cityscape.
“The TEDxSacramento stage design is a concept based on an abstraction of a city,” he said, “and was made entirely from recycled corrugated materials.”
On his process, Jason writes:
“Colored paper was inserted in each roof as an indicator of urban density and environmental impact - the low-rise buildings are a bright yellow, the mid-rise green and the high-rise blue. The TEDx letters are made from stacked corrugated, with a red printed face layer.
The pre-assembled corrugated fabrications were all provided by American River Packaging in Sacramento, CA. Once the material has been used numerous times it will be delivered to Sol Collective, a community based organization that uses it to make piñatas and for organic gardening. Finally, all material that remains will be taken back by American River Packaging, shredded and placed in their anaerobic digestor, which converts the material into gas and turns it into electricity by co-generation.
(Top photos from Instagram user jayarchitect; Bottom photo from Dreyfuss & Blackford Architects, of Jason’s work at another event.)