UK-based Duke Studios has created ten studio offices constructed out of Dufaylite's Ultra Board, a building material that's strong yet fully sustainable and recyclable.
Pop-up structures are no longer a new phenomenon on our virtual pages, but recently we came upon an example with an interesting twist. Specifically, through a partnership with manufacturer Dufaylite, UK-based Duke Studios has created ten studio offices constructed out of Dufaylite’s Ultra Board, a building material that’s strong yet fully sustainable and recyclable. Duke Studios is a 7,000-sq-ft. renovation project in the center of Leeds that aims to create a new, open space for creative collaboration. Dufaylite’s Ultra Board, meanwhile, is manufactured from 100 percent recycled paper and 100 percent recycled cardboard. Tapping Dufaylite’s Ultra Board, Duke Studios now aims to give its space a new breath of life. “Duke Studios is a multidisciplinary office space with creativity at its heart, so it’s massively important to have a space that inspires, encourages and supports the companies within it,” explains cofounder Laura Wellington. “Ultra Board was the perfect material to use in the scheme, as our studio spaces needed to be flexible, interesting and sustainable to accommodate growth and encourage businesses to thrive in the environment.” Of course, temporary walls are useful for a variety of purposes far and wide — if they can be sustainable as well, then all the better. Pop-up entrepreneurs: One to use in your next venture? Spotted by: Murray Orange