Paper Brick Experiments Work in Progress

Paper Bricks

 

I recently stumbled upon people doing paper bricks to burn them in winter, which is not very ecological, because of the substances being released in the air by the newspaper paper and ink, etc.

BUT, why not use these bricks to build something?

It seems to be a perfect material to recycle and use in Installations.

In the future i would like to test the possibilities of recycled paper as a material in various ways.

1) How can you press paper? Which different ways are there?

Globe House Products GHP Single Slot Paper Newspaper Log Firewood Fore Pit Brick Block Briquette MakerUniflame, C-4301, Newspaper Log Roller

How to make different shapes? Maybe with something similiar to plaster mould?

2) How do you dry your objects? How thick or big can an object be to be able to dry inside?

Experiment:

For this i will need to make giant balls and rectangles of pressed paper and let them dry for a long amount of time in the sun, lets say 1, 2 and 3 months.

Every month i cut open one ball to see if it already dried.

This way we can get an idea of the inside dry time.

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Experiment with shapes and sizes!

Ideas:

Furniture

 

Fatboy-like chairs from pressed paper. 
When the mass is still wet you can sit in it and shape it your body.
After its hard it will stay in this shape.

 

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Cylindrical stools

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Sculptures:

 

 

Building Materials:

References:

This Company is already selling bricks.

http://woojai.com/paperbricks_page.html

Here is another video of the machinery to generate bricks: