Origami Architecture

By: lourdes sanchez bayas - Published: Mar 4, 2008 • References: neatorama
Is there anything that can't be reproduced via the Japanese paper folding art of origami? I am beginning to doubt it and that is great because I love origami!

These stunning paper sculptures break a rule in origami that says that the paper should not be cut and only folded. However in 1981, a professor of Architecture at Tokyo Institute of Technology by the name of Masahiro Chatani proved that paper cutting could produce stunning pieces of art and he set out with a colleague by the name of Keiko Nakazawa to develop Origami Architecture.

In Origami Architecture, you only need an X-acto knife and a ruler to create very complex and extremely beautiful 3-dimensional structures out of a single sheet of paper. Keep in mind that all the structures and reproductions of famous buildings you are looking at are made out of paper.

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