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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.
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
The amazing Studio Ghibli published a papercraft book in 2004 that you could cut apart to make Howl’s Moving Castle. Ben Millett managed to find a digital copy and printed it out. It took him 72 hours over three weeks to build this enormous papercraft.
Please enjoy all the pictures of this incredible papercraft and a time laps video of Bens endeavor into cutting and folding.. Continue reading
Z-A Studio, run by Guy Zucker, was one of the selected winners in the Architizer + The Knot’s Pop Up Chapel Competition, celebrating the historic legislation legalizing same-sex marriage in New York. Their piece entitled “Kiss” is a tulip-esque volume, consisting of multiple layers of stacked recycled honeycomb cardboard. It was on display at the Merchant’s Gate in Central Park July 30th between 10am to dusk where 24 couples celebrated marriage equality. Continue reading
Light at the End of the Tunnel, by Leeds based artist Kirsty Ware, is a beautiful installation consisting of 1000 illuminated paper cranes that appear as if they gently fly through these darkened Town Hall prison tunnels which convey a peaceful atmosphere.