Architect constructs a functional map of Melbourne using old electronic components.

As part of this year’s State of Design Festival in Australia, an exhibition called Raising the Bar was held that challenged architects to use recycled materials to design components for a working bar. One of the architects who took part in the exhibition was Mark McQuilten of Architectus. Mark used old circuit boards and motherboards and transformed them into a map of Melbourne.

Treehugger quotes Mark describing his work:

Reusing old circuitboards and motherboards, whose layouts and components are reminiscent of a miniature metropolis, Melbourne’s distinct Hoddle grid is mapped and illuminated with fairly lights glowing through holes and transparent areas. Recycled plywood used to form some of the concrete construction around Melbourne is stenciled with road line-marking paint to articulate roads and features: a modern-day Nolli diagram.

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