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Black Box Revelation, by Re-Make/Re-Model

what happens inside the black box, stays inside the black box...

Black Box Revelation, by Re-Make/Re-Model
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Glossy and polished design can often be trumped by the most primitive and crude of ideas...

We feature an awful lot of glitz and swank, so much so that at times it can get almost a little weary; sure, these bastions of haute-design with their mega-bucks architects and multi-million pound budgets look ‘wow’, very ‘wow’ in fact, but sometimes there’s something missing… Heart, energy and passion. Glossy and polished design can often be trumped by the most primitive and crude of ideas. Whether it’s the vibrancy of the designers, the concept itself, or the rough and ready attitude with which the work is carried out, sometimes the simplest of projects can win out over the big guns of design. Which brings us neatly to Re-Make/Re-Model, a young Berlin based architecture collective, and their installation at this year’s Trailerpark Festival in Copenhagen. So, what’s the revelation inside the black box?

Black Box Revelation, by Re-Make/Re-Model
Black Box Revelation, by Re-Make/Re-Model

Designed as an intimate bolthole in which to shelter from the festival outside, Re-Make/Re-Model’s Black Box Revelation is based rather simply, yet brilliantly, around a bog-standard caravan shoved inside a 6x6m black-painted, plywood box. The exterior of one side of the caravan is cut away, in turn creating an external entrance to the madness inside. Allowing revellers to control the music, lighting and to create their own chalk artwork, the Berlin collective’s little black box and the mysterious, creative world inside soon became one of the festival’s most popular meet-up points. Original, irreverent, and full of attitude; Black Box Revelation is one of our favourite features in some time…

Black Box Revelation, by Re-Make/Re-Model
Black Box Revelation, by Re-Make/Re-Model
Black Box Revelation, by Re-Make/Re-Model
Black Box Revelation, by Re-Make/Re-Model
Black Box Revelation, by Re-Make/Re-Model
Black Box Revelation, by Re-Make/Re-Model
Black Box Revelation, by Re-Make/Re-Model
Black Box Revelation, by Re-Make/Re-Model

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