after realizing the huge addiction our generation has with phones and screens and at the same time how badly we recycle electronics, designer and artist mau morgó decided to build a huge shelter with all the discarded devices he could find in the streets and dumpsters in one of barcelona’s neighborhoods. titled ‘world. new domestic landscape’, this shelter was built in the middle of the city during the barcelona design week, to raise consciousness about this issue. during a week, morgó collected computers, laptops and mobile phones, and, separating them into pieces, constructed this 5 x 5 x 4 meters shelter.

mau morgo builds a pavilion of old devices to hide from technology at barcelona design week
world, new domestic landscape, 2018



the installation is built with technology but used to escape from technology, because in the inside morgó covered all the walls with a special foil that blocked communication. inside the pavilion, there was absolutely no reception, this shelter protected the visitors from the abusive use of smartphones and also the radiation our devices create, which we have already proved is harmful to us.

this 5x5m shelter was constructed with discarded communication devices, gathered during one week


mau morgo builds a pavilion of old devices to hide from technology at barcelona design week DESIGNBOOM
detail of the outside walls


the inside of the shelter is covered with a special protective foil that blocks all reception, so your phone becomes useless, and you are protected from it


mau morgo builds a pavilion of old devices to hide from technology at barcelona design week DESIGNBOOM
detail of the inside


a hand-operated trap in the ceiling can be used to make a phone call if strictly necessary


people’s image was reflected and deformed, converting them into a part of the art piece


mau morgo builds a pavilion of old devices to hide from technology at barcelona design week DESIGNBOOM
using technology to escape form technology


project info:


designer: mau morgó

location: barcelona



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edited by: maria erman | designboom

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