In my investigation of the architectural possibilities of paper, I was fascinated by the fabrication, flexibility, and textures of paper honeycomb. As a food truck aficionado, I also witnessed a consistent lack of seating options. The resulting project was an urban intervention that elevates the mobile dining experience by stretching the limits of paper.
Typical paper honeycomb products, such as party decorations or “void fillers” used for shipping, are constructed by laminating sheets with parallel, alternating strips of glue. “Bistro-a-go-go” pushes this fabrication process to create a more dynamic set of conditions. My proposed modifications not only create a range of interior and exterior spaces, but also provide a unique branding opportunity through the application of graphics that may appear diffused or legible when the honeycomb is expanded.
A hundred linear feet of “Bistro-a-go-go” condenses to less than one foot on the back of any standard food truck, ready to be deployed at the next site for whatever meal awaits.
UCLA | Individual Project | Spring 2011
Status: School Project