House of paper: Chameleon Cabin


This house is not what it seems. Viewed from one angle it looks white, from another it's black. And those marble walls are actually made of paper.

The Chameleon Cabin was created by Swedish agency Happy Forsman & Bodenfors for printer Göteborgstryckeriet.Together with architect Mattias Lind, HF&B built the three-metre house The Chameleon Cabin is constructed entirely from paper which has ben printed with a marble pattern. The proportions of the building are based on the Swedish friggebod, a small shed that can be erected without planning permission.



















The corrugated folds of the modules that form the walls and gabled roofline create a stable structure and are fitted together using a simple system of tabs and slots. A total of 95 modules were needed to assemble the building, which weighs approximately 100 kilograms and has a floor space of around seven square metres. The modular construction system could be used to produce buildings of any length.The entire structure is made from MiniWell, a two-millimetre-thick corrugated paper produced by Swedish company EuroWell.