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Interior Design: “Pupa” Bloomberg London by Liam Hopkins

“Pupa” bu Liam Hopkins

Pupa is a habitat by Liam Hopkins of Lazerian within Bloomberg’s London headquarters made from reclaimed cardboard and pallets. Designer Liam Hopkins of Lazerian describes “Pupa” as a “habitat” for the London headquarters of Bloomberg. Manchester-based design company Lazerian created this nifty structure out of recycled cardboard and pallets, a kind of indoor cocoon that thinks outside of the cardboard box.

"Pupa" by Liam Hopkins
“Pupa” by Liam Hopkins
The form and aesthetics are inspired by natural habitats – cocoons, bee hives, spiders nests and weaver birds nests. The ceiling assumes the appearance of a shelter; snug and cave like, but also references the vaulted ceilings of church naves. Constructed in triangular sections Pupa utilises the structural and acoustic properties of cardboard. Computer design techniques were used to generate the form and the individual components were then extracted from the virtual model to create flat layouts that are glued together by hand.The original Bloomberg cardboard arrived in damp bales so was pulped and re-constituted at a John Hargreaves factory in Stalybridge using machinery originally installed in 1910.
"Pupa" by Liam Hopkins
“Pupa” by Liam Hopkins

Made as a commission for Bloomberg Philanthropy by art and design agency Arts Co, this cardboard habitat was one of a series of projects created entirely out of the Bloomberg headquarter’s waste, while providing a new space for employees to chat and relax. “Commissioned for Bloomberg Philanthropy by art and design agency Arts Co, ‘Waste Not, Want It’ is a series of specially commissioned art and design projects made almost entirely out of Bloomberg’s waste.” Hopkins calls the construction effort a “Sisyphean task,” similar to what birds or insects may undertake when building their habitats.

"Pupa" by Liam Hopkins
“Pupa” by Liam Hopkins
"Pupa" by Liam Hopkins
“Pupa” by Liam Hopkins
"Pupa" by Liam Hopkins
“Pupa” by Liam Hopkins
"Pupa" by Liam Hopkins
“Pupa” by Liam Hopkins
"Pupa" by Liam Hopkins
“Pupa” by Liam Hopkins
"Pupa" by Liam Hopkins
“Pupa” by Liam Hopkins
"Pupa" by Liam Hopkins
“Pupa” by Liam Hopkins
"Pupa" by Liam Hopkins
“Pupa” by Liam Hopkins

Story by: Gabriëlle Voogt


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