Paper Toys

August 28, 2006 at 4:54 pm Leave a comment

The Paper Toys website is an amazing collection of cut-and-fold diagrams of architectural spaces, objects, places, and landmarks (among other things). All diagrams are free to use and it’s an intricate yet very basic way to study standard shapes and construction techniques using only paper/cardstock and glue…This type of contruction patterning can be adapted to bended pieces of sheet metal (attached with rivets), plywood, stiffened fabric, foamboard, and anything else that begins as a rigid sheet and needs shaping.

Above is a model for the Angkor Wat temple in Cambodia. The complexity of each diagram varies, and it’s fun to explore the types presented.


Entry filed under: construction technique, uncategorized.

“How Buildings Learn” by Stewart Brand mathematically complex origami

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