architecture made of paper

the tokyo architect masahiro chatani, employing origami, the ancient japanese art of paper-folding – and adding cut-paper and pop-up book engineering concepts – has been creating works of “origamic architecture.”
more than 100 works by chatani, his colleagues keiko nakazawa and takaaki kihara were shown from may to september 2001 at the american craft museum.

the artists have reproduced subjects that range from world-famous architecture like the cathedral of notre dame, the eiffel tower or the leaning tower of pisa to flowers, animals, abstract geometrics and everyday objects.

the exhibition installation was created by the noted international designer eric chan. for presenting the objects chan used wellboard medium which he positioned in long tracks right across the room.

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