Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Origami House

Hey guys,

Here's a video of the Origami House from last semester. ITS SO COOL.


"Origami House" is the largest house made of folded paper. In total, the team used up OVER 1 square kilometer of paper (!), 15,000 folds, around 8 full-day weekends to fold, and 5 days to simply install.

The design of the bricks used in the house are pretty incredible. It's a modular model with the size 2 x 1 that interlocks like normal bricks. It has a really strong strength vs. weight ratio; ONE brick can hold over 6 kg of water without showing any signs of buckling.

The purpose was just to create something childlike, a house with the typical triangle and squares.. etc. That's why they used 45 degree angles for the rooftop. People viewing it are intended to walk INSIDE the house and notice all the details, the strength, the scale, and also reflect upon the process.

Video: The Process

from: http://revver.com/video/357849/origami-house/

Can't help it. I have to show you guys more photos:



that's origami SUSHI!


These orchids look so real..


I STILL CANT GET OVER THE HEELS.




It's a penguin!


View from the right front window

Okay, sorry for the long post.
PS. THE VIDEO WOULDNT WORK but i think i fixed it.
PPS. The exhibition was in Australia!

links: http://www.robogumby.com/papercrane/

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3 Comments:

Blogger kate said...

Ahh so cool
is that all life size stuff?
or is it mini and photogrpahed big?
p.s. yay that was in australia

1:30 AM  
Blogger -karen said...

HAAHAHA SUU, how sadd! "I CAN'T GET OVER THE HEELS..." "omgg, I HAVE TO POST THESE PHOTOS.." haha
the sad part of it all is that i actually took the time to read your every word! it was very interesting.haha it can be your future insipration.

6:12 AM  
Anonymous Amy said...

HAHA! thats so weird, just 2day I made a owl in EMS (economical mathimatical sciences) out of card =) haha, it was a snowy owl so i called it HEDWIG (from harry potter) =) anyhoo...
haha gr8 site =) lovely art!!! =D
xoxo
Amy

8:55 AM  

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