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Zim and Zou has been widely featured throughout the site, from paper usb to chef’s masks made from food. This colorful paper craft series was designed for the re-opening of the Hermès store located in Beverly Hills on Rodeo Drive. This series is comprised of three window displays in three different colors, one in blue, one in green and the last in purple, all showcasing various architectural scenes representing the lost city of Atlantis.
Auditoire, a Paris-based consulting agency in event communications, has created the first ever projection mapping pop-up greeting card that uses a smartphone as its video projector. In “Carte de Voeux 2014,” Auditoire projects light animations and video onto a card that opens into the facade of famous architectural buildings in Paris, Shanghai and Doha. Be sure to check out the video below.
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.
The Makerie Studio, using one of the most versatile and beautiful mediums, paper, has teamed up with Director André Gidoin to magically bring one of these worlds to life, by creating and filming a hand made paper Zoetrope.
Inspired by an architecture class in high school where he was assigned to create simple paper models using cut paper manilla folders, San Francisco-based designer Luca Iaconi-Stewart embarked on a journey to construct a 1:60 scale reproduction of a Boeing 777 using techniques acquired through this class. This took place in 2008, when he was only a junior in high school.
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.
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.
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
“By taking away all the information and starting from scratch using the blank white A4 paper sheet for my creations, I feel I have found a material that we are all able to relate to, and at the same time the A4 paper sheet is neutral and open to fill with different meaning. The thin white paper gives the paper sculptures a frailty that underlines the tragic and romantic theme of my works.” — Peter Callesen
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