Another ‘large-scale toy’ was installed during the 2nd edition of Cardboard City Challenge in 2018, themed ‘Re-imagining the Future’. The installation was inspired by the International Space Station (ISS). Apart of spatial experience generated by the ‘large-scaled toy’ installation, we have incorporated live telecast of astronauts work station at the actual space laboratory with the ISS Apps online. Cikgu Suwiti of SK. St. Mary – volunteering sharing session about ‘Journey To Space’ at the ISS installation. She self-initiated to participate in experiencing the astronaut training program at NASA for her life learning and career exposure in 2016. Since then she volunteers to share her experience to all primary school children during free time in the event with an aim to inspire and answering questions by curious children about the space and human exploration outside the earth. She engaged students in creative teaching as personal responsibility. Furthermore, the Star Wars theme opening music and lighting enhanced the spaceship effect.
Children are much more creative, imaginative, and inquisitive than we are willing to acknowledge. In this ‘Sarawak Children's Festival 2019’, the Monster Cloud act as an iconic, festive, memorable and interactive sculpture for this event. This is an interactive sculpture that children can touch and sense, to develop their creativity and curiosity. Moreover, the Monster Cloud is to introduce the idea of recycle, reuse, reduce, and repurpose. This is to raise awareness on the amount of plastic cups wasted and also finding ways to reuse the plastic cups. All used cups are provided by Chun Yang Tea 春陽茶事 - Kuching. Structure sponsored by Global Eden.
Installation of 'Walking City' during World Architecture Day, Cardboard City Challenge, Oct 2017. The diagram demonstrates the assembly methods of the cardboard Walking City, documented from Cardboard City, Oct 2017. The connection and relationship between its components reflect the kit-of-parts concept nature of the ‘real’ Walking City by Archigram in 1964.
This mural aims to expose the students to artwork with basic principle of geometry, mathematic, physic and 3D visual effect. With this, students can think creatively and critically. It could be a representation of urban skyscrapers; a system of structure with possibility of expansion and extension or their own imagination of playground with ample of fun…etc. it is up to the individual perception and imagination.
This is an on-going charity project by INTODESIGN Lab and IKA Picture Story House for the primary school students and suburban youth community with the aim of promoting:
1. Flexibility & Mobility 2. Outdoor learning experience 3. De-centralize and Complexity 4. To instill the habit of reading from an early age, to encourage the sharing of books among the community and to learn to enjoy reading.
This is a development of the first model. This model explores the combination of bookshelves and planter box; the color scheme was adopted from the traditional fishing boat at Bintawa.
Mobile Library 2.0
This is a development of the second model of our CSR work for the Mobile Library series. This model explores the combination of bookshelves with terrarium planter boxes; 360º, front and back access with indoor and outdoor usage. This aims to get away from the rectilinear configuration of shelves while maintaining compactness and ease of assembly.
Mobile Library 3.0
A community project initiated by INTODESIGN Lab and IKA Picture Story House, both from Kuching since January 2016. It aims to benefit the small scale local primary school and under privilege community. This project is inspired by the “Little Free Library” introducing the concept of “borrow a book, return a book”, with objective to promote literacy and the love of reading by building free book exchanges worldwide and build a sense of community as we share skills, creativity and wisdom across generations.
PAM Sarawak Chapter and INTODESIGN Lab conducted a ‘building’ workshop for primary school children titled ‘The Cardboard City Challenge’. The ‘construction’ of the City started on the 3rd to the 6th of October, at BORNEO 744. 240 primary school students from 12 local schools took part in crafting and building cities of their own imagination. They were guided by the 30 local student volunteers. The final ‘Cardboard City’ was more than 400 sq.m. in area. Over the weekends after the official opening, it was recorded 1,200 people have visited the event. Generally, we hope to inspire young minds through spatial experience; we hope that they gain satisfaction in building with their hands and we hope they take away lessons about recycling, team work, problem solving, and become better creative thinkers and doers.
Cardboard Boat Race
Row row row a boat! Fun encounter with Sarawak River powered by the team spirit in the inaugural Cardboard Boat Race organised by the Brooke Gallery, Sept 2017.
Sculpture crafting at SK Pendidikan Khas, Depo Link.
Octable & Trapezools
The cardboard furniture set - 'Octable' and 'Trapezools' were developed for the 21st Century Classroom teaching and learning purposes.