Recycled Shadows In Madrid

It is estimated that about 938,000 copies of free newspapers are distributed daily in Madrid, out of which a large ends up in the trash. Under the name ‘Recycled Shadow’, the Spanish architecture collective Meva transforms wasted newspapers into precious shades for the madrileños.

For this project, wasted newspapers are folded into paper windmills and attached to a nylon string holding them all together. Once numerous pieces are attached, the structure finds its new purpose.

“The windmills are organized to provide shadow with a simple changing pattern, each of them rotates and balances on its own to the rhythm of the gentle summer breeze.”