Love it when homes evoke the feeling of origami. Designed in 2013 by TSC Architects, this modern single family residence is situated inside the Mie Prefecture, Japan. Read more about the process via ArchDaily.
FHouse based in Gion, a part of Kyoto best known as an exclusive geisha district is designed by Japanese architect Yukio Hashimoto, who gave the building a folded corner to evoke an association with origami.
(read more at dezeen.com)
Inspired by the recent quakes and tsunamis in Japan and Haiti, the Origami Shelter aims to provide fast, efficient protection for those in dire situations. The design takes from the folding principles of origami and transforms from small rectangle to a secure, durable sanctuary in minutes. The compact design can easily be shipped in large quantities and constructed by a single individual, making it a great disaster relief product.
Designer: Doowon Suh
Sergei Tarasov, a Russian teacher and origami enthusiast, crafted a 1.5 meter replica of St. Basil’s Cathedral, made entirely of folded paper. Using a modular origami technique that intricately attaches sheets to one another, the model uses over 60,000 pieces of paper and took a year to complete.
Because origami falls under the paper engineering category, I must share this amazing paper engineered restaurant where everything (chairs, tables, cup holders, interiors) except the food is cardboard. Based in Hong Kong, Slim Taste serves healthy Chinese cuisine such as steamed red bean cake, mushroom fried purple rice, and tempura yam rolls. I haven’t been to Slim Taste, but they are located in Central: 9/F Stanley 11, 11 Stanley Street. By the way, what a quirky and odd English translation for this cardboard eatery. I’d prefer to call the restaurant “The Cardboard Restaurant.” I wonder where and/or when I would find “The Origami Restaurant.” wink wink.