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Pencils as a construction element

MAR/2017

Two hundred and forty architecture students from Cardiff and Barcelona have created the “25,000 Pencils” installation comprised of twenty-five thousand coloured pencils, a project which sought to explore the collaborative methodology of “design through making” with the simple assembly (by means of rubber O-rings) of coloured pencils on a scale of 1:1.


Over a two-day period, the students of the WSA (Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff) and the ETSAB (Higher Technical School of Architecture of Barcelona), together with ten tutors from both schools, divided into five working group and with the same number of pencils created their pieces without any prior design. They only worked from very simple instructions for connecting one pencil to another.


The final result was on view during February at the Oliva Artés site of Barcelona’s History Museum (MUHBA). 


MUHBA OLIVA ARTÉS

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08018 Barcelona. Spain

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