Saturday, 21 April 2012

The Origami Influence

I am obsessed with origami right now and its many uses outside of being just paper sculptures.
Origami is the traditional Japanese art of paper folding which started in the 17th century and was later popularised outside of Japan in the 1900s.
It has since then evolved into a modern art form and has influenced many designers artist and architects in creating fascinating forms through its simple folding techniques. The goal of origami art is to transform a flat sheet of material, varying now in the later years from paper to metal into a finished sculpture through folding and sculpting techniques. Many origami folds can create funcational objects not only with aesthetics in form but by capturing the viewers attention with what appears to be a finished product complex in design,structure and construction.  Here is a look at some of the best know architecture influenced by this simple but effect Japanese paper folding art. Next post, the influence of origami in furniture design.


Klein Bottle House in Rye Australia
designed by Architects Mc Bride,Charles, Ryan.

The Musuem of Origami designed by Rojkind Architects

Origami House in its conceptual stage

The Health Department Building in Bilbao Spain
designed by  Coll-Barreau Architects

Origami House
designed by Japenesse Architect Yasuhiro Yamashita
Infosys Mysore Development Cente office building

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