Category Archives: architecture
José Santamarina is a renowned Spanish graphic designer who has created the series entitled N O V U K…, hand crafted shadowboxes filled with intricate geometric forms robust in color. Most are made from fine cardboard which are all
Christina Lihan, who was formally trained as an architect, has created these astoundingly detailed architectural reliefs by intricately hand cutting paper. Her works are mostely sculptural, three-dimensional reliefs of skyscrapers, cityscapes, historic buildings, and European and American landmarks. Throughout her process she carves, cuts, scores, bends and folds watercolor paper by hand to form facades that come alive with shadows, texture, light and details.
Matthew Picton is a UK-based artist who uses strips of paper from both historic and fictional texts to assemble maps from around the world.
You may or may not remember the inspiring and absolutely stunning projection meets paper craft pop-up book entitled ‘The Icebook‘ by famed husband and wife duo Davy and Kirstin McGuire. The two were now summoned to create a similar styled work of art entitled ‘Alchimie de Courvoisier’ representing the heart of Courvoisier by reimagining the prestigious Paradis cellar.
In 2009 Andersen’s Contemporary in Berlin presented Tomás Saraceno’s Cloudy House, an exhibition comprising a cloud installation, sculpture, video and photographs.
Saraceno suspended numerous geometric clouds made from white matte paper in various heights, some floating above the viewer’s head, others group together under the ceiling.
“Tomás Saraceno’s experimental works explore concrete visionary urban-planning and question our relationship to nature and natural phenomena on a truly global scale. His sculptures often resemble networks of floating cells or suspended habitats, including airborne gardens, floating bridges and large-scale models for futuristic dwellings. Combining visual elegance with determined and purposeful engineering, Saraceno’s ethereal sculptures challenge our experience of the three ecologies: the environment, human subjectivity and the social landscape (Guattari).” —andersenscontemporary.dk
HiiH Lights (pronounced “Hi Hi”) is two artists, Lâm Quảng and Kestrel Gates, who work together creating handmade paper lights and raising a family in Portland, OR. They collaborate as both artists and parents and discuss how all aspects of their lives are connected.
Director Tristan Stoch recently finished an inspiring short video portrait of HiiH Lights that you shouldn’t miss watching. Continue reading
Bartek Elsner is a Berlin based freelance art director and multi-disciplinary designer with a focus on digital communication. What we love most about him: He is insanely good in building really stylish cardboard sculptures.
This giant cardboard ghettoblaster was build to promote the International Radio Festival 2012 in Zurich / Switzerland. The huge boombox is sourrounding the car. The Mini is the battery for the powerful sound which you can see from the backside.
I’m sure some of us have seen some pretty amazing installations in the past whether it be large or small, there are some extremely talented artists out there who deserve some praise. Kiel Johnson happens to be one of those artists and should be duly noted thanks to his astounding installation entitled “Everyone’s an Architect” for TEDActive 2012.
Folding for Peace is a garden in Nagasaki, Japan where all the plants that compose the garden are folded out of white paper. Realized by Swiss Landscape Architect Anouk Vogel the piece was commissioned by the Gardening World Cup and awarded the Silver Medal and Judges’ Special Award at the Festival of Flowers and World Peace.
“An ancient Japanese legend promises that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish, such as long life or recovery from illness or injury. Inspired by this popular belief, the garden Folding For Peace is the physical remain of a wish for world peace.”—Anouk Vogel