Card-Yard at BIG on Bloor 2013

Check out photos from Card-Yard 2014 here!

On July 21-22 PULP: Reclaimed Materials Art and Design, in collaboration with Senayah Design, Arup Engineering, and Architecture For Humanity Toronto was given the three tennis courts at the corner of Bloor and Dufferin. Check out this photo essay to get a feel of how much fun we had.

Card-yard at BIG on Bloor - an event for all ages.

Card-yard at BIG on Bloor – an event for all ages.

PULP Card-yard

Eight pavilions were designed by PULP and built out of cardboard tubes, machine custom cut plywood, and water-proof fabric.

Pavilions stood one night and two days before being taken apart. All fabrics and plywood joints, and some of the tubes were kept after deconstruction for future use.

PULP Card-yard

Consultation with an Arup engineer Maria Mingallon made sure the structures were safe.

PULP Card-yard

Movable Verse by Ksenija Spasic

PULP Card-yard

Emerging Writers poetry and prose reading series

PULP Card-yard

Toronto School of Art Pavilion and art making station

PULP Card-yard

Many thanks to Architecture For Humanity Toronto and BIG on Bloor volunteers who joined us in the construction of the pavilions

PULP Card-yard

Site axo

PULP Card-yard

Event Banner

PULP Card-yard

Niva 6 Art making station with Goldie Keshavarz

PULP Card-yard

(To the right) Architecture For Humanity Toronto Pavilion, interactive wall, silk-screen shirt print station, and a large scale map of the city

PULP Card-yard

PULP volunteers carrying one of the pavilions to its place in the tennis courts

PULP Card-yard

PULP volunteers, ready for any weather

PULP Card-yard

T’was a good weekend

Special thanks to the event sponsors, Castle Point Realty Partners, and to Fabric Fabric and CNC-cutting for providing excellent service and advice. We are grateful to Alexanian Flooring Limited and Shnier Gesco Limited Partnership for providing us with all the cardboard tubes! Also, our extreme gratitude to Arup Engineer, Maria Mingallon, for lending her time and expertise, and to Dufferin Mall for helping us with materials and transportation – we love you all!

Extra special thanks to the dedicated team of volunteers who worked specifically on this project: Ksenija Spasic, Alisdair MacRae, Graham Brindle, Pamela Cottrell, Goldie Keshavarz, Bardia Sinaee, Jess Taylor, Tanya Decarie, and again to Architecture For Humanity Toronto, BIG on Bloor, and Toronto School of Art without whom we would never have been able to make all this happen!

If you want to know how we made the pavilions, please visit our Research Page.

This event is in partnership with Senayah Design, BIG: Bloor Improvement Group, and Bloordale BIA

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