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A cardboard house takes shape at Georgia Tech

The Lucky Penny begins its residency as Scogin and Elam receive national award from Michelle Obama


On Monday, July 16, construction began at Georgia Tech on a life-sized two-story cardboard house. The house—in which the walls, floors, ceilings, stairs, furniture and appliances will be entirely built from cardboard—will eventually become the set for the dance performance Threshold slated for August 16-19.

The creation is a collaboration between Atlanta-based grassroots dance organization The Lucky Penny and world-renowned Atlanta architects Mack Scogin and Merril Elam. Load-in began Monday as 1,280 huge pieces of cardboard arrived at Georgia Tech's DramaTech Black Box Theater.