Ecological, Original and economic, the Chemek Brothers Project shows through an enough singular design the wealth that can come from the Cardboard, a material that connot be used in architecture in Tunisia.
The only one of its kind in Tunisia, this ecological products shop has been fitted out in Susah by recycling 900 cardboard cores of different sizes. This design is quite daring; It comes from a desire to create a sober and contemporary space, using an inexpensive material but above all respectful of the environment.
The designers of the store work in parallel on communication projects, including advertising posters. The tarpaulins they use for this purpose are often wound on cardboard cores. Seeing them accumulate in their premises, they had the idea to use them in their new creation. They therefore get others dedicated to recycling from the Mediterranean packaging company.
Thus the cardboard recovery cycle begins: from cleaning, to applying the varnish, through cutting and setting up, the mandrels undergo a series of treatments in order to give the desired final appearance. For technical purposes, the cardboard rolls are nevertheless combined with other materials at the joints with the ground, such as wood, in order to avoid their deterioration during maintenance.
This project demonstrates that cardboard, a material accessible to all, could be an alternative in the creation of contemporary architecture, inexpensive but above all recyclable.