Functional, fully biocompatible paper materials for aesthetic solutions in architecture

Duration: 5.2012 – 12.2015


Prof. Ariel Auslender | Dept. 15, Architecture
Prof. Dr. Markus Biesalski | Dept. 07, Chemistry
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Samuel Schabel | Dept. 16, Maschinenbau


Project description:

Architecture, paper technology and chemistry are attempting to develop a foldable emergency shelter by producing paper-based materials that can also be largely recycled through biodegradation after a two-year period of use. The aim is to discuss when and why products made of paper materials achieve high-quality and useful functionality.

Poster (opens in new tab) (Stand 01.2016) Instant Homes: Notunterkünfte aus Papier (opens in new tab)

You can find more information and videos here:

Ein Haus aus Pappe

Press articles:

Richtig entfalten (01.02.2015,

Germany Finds Fast Way to House a Flood of Refugees (16.04.2017,

Medienschau: ARTE berichtet über „Bauen mit Papier“(verfügbar vom 02/03/2021 bis 30/05/2021)

TU Darmstadt is represented at this year's Architecture Biennale in Venice. There, the department of Sculptural Design from the faculty of Architecture is presenting the project „Building with paper“ (BAMP).

LOEWE application

The federal state of Hesse is funding a new LOEWE research project at TU Darmstadt..