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"LepreCAN"
Mosaic Associates, RPI National Organization of Minority Architecture Students

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Globe with a peace ribbon
Ryan-Biggs Associates

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Brain
Price Chopper (PC is one of the sponsors of the event -- all the canned goods are bought through the supermarket.)
The white grape juice bottles at the top light up.

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Einstein
CHA

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Oz
RPI Architecture - "Sardines and Split Peas and Tuna... OH MY."

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Super Mario Bros
CS Architecture

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"The Volumizer"
Creighton Manning
This was a little high concept -- it's a futuristic machine that triples the size of food.

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Despicable Me minions
EYP

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"The Very Hungry CANerpillar
Sano Rubin/Envision Architects

Canstruction 2013

Canstruction 2013 Albert Einstein

E = mcan2

This year's Canstruction display opened Thursday at the State Museum. It's a benefit for the Food Pantries for the Capital District and it's pretty much what it sounds like -- large structures built out of canned goods or other non-perishable items, by local architecture, engineering and construction firms and design students. All the items are donated after the display.

This year's theme is "Can You Imagine." (Oh, yes, there will be can puns.)

The annual display is a fun stop in the museum, and worth a look if you're around there, especially to see how the structures were built. Some of them are very clever. There are also bins around the display to collect non-perishable items (you can vote for your favorite via can).

The display runs through April 11. It's on the fourth floor mezzanine.

Here are photos of this year's display...


Photos are in large format above -- click or scroll all the way up.

Comments

This is awesome.

Wow, these are great this year. For me it's between the Brain and Einstein as to who gets my "votes" of canned goods just in terms of technical execution of amazing design concepts.

Thanks so much for covering this event! We're so thrilled about the opportunity for our community to come together and collect $50,000 cans and $50,000 dollars to benefit our local Food Pantries!

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