This Stunning Michael Hansmeyer Creation Has Over 16 Million Facets

By: Jordan M - Published: Mar 2, 2011 • References: michael-hansmeyer & fastcodesign
At over 9 feet tall and nearly 2000 pounds, this Michael Hansmeyer cardboard column is not your average piece of recyclable art.

Made through the use of a complex algorithm and a laser, the column is actually the unique combination of over 2700 1mm layers that have been individually crafted and then stacked on top of one another. The result is artwork that is so mind-bogglingly incredible that Michael Hansmeyer has actually had people tell him that pictures of his work seem more like digital renderings than actual photographs.

Moving forward, Michael Hansmeyer hopes to try his incredibly complex design process with materials that are stronger than cardboard in order to try creating actual structures. Needless to say, if he is successful, it would quite possibly lead to some of the most dazzlingly complex architectural design this world has ever seen. Stats for Crazy Cardboard Columns Trending: Older & Chilly
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