Glowing Indoor Paper Forest by Oroproject

Glowing Indoor Paper Forest by Oroproject

London-based architecture studio Orproject has installed a forest of illuminated paper trees that sync together to form a continuous canopy at a gallery in New Delhi India. The installation, called Vana, which means forest in Sanskrit, is a series which embodies the basic forms of nature and features four trunk-like structures designed to mimic natural growth patterns. To achieve this, the team developed a series of algorithms that mimic the veins that are found in leaves.

Glowing Indoor Paper Forest by OroprojectGlowing Indoor Paper Forest by Oroproject

“When a tree grows, it tries to get an exposure of each leaf to the sunlight, so a similar mechanism drives the branching of the tree,” he explained. “We wrote a computer algorithm to simulate this development, in order to grow architecture.” – Orproject

Glowing Indoor Paper Forest by OroprojectGlowing Indoor Paper Forest by Oroproject

Each of the four trunks branch upwards and outwards from “seed points” on the floor towards “target points” on the ceiling where they join up into a single surface, creating a suspended tensile structure. The installation itself was made from triangular segments of paper connected via stitched joints and backlit by LEDs. When the lights are turned on, the light glows through the gaps and highlights the vein-like structure of the piece.

Glowing Indoor Paper Forest by OroprojectGlowing Indoor Paper Forest by Oroproject

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