Pop-up Architecture
January 9, 2005 8:05 PM   Subscribe

Famous works of architecture that you can fold up and put in your pocket.
posted by cmaxmagee (8 comments total)
There are some pop-up architecture project books available if you want to try your hand at this pasttime. Pop-Up Origamic Architecture by Masahiro Chatani is a good one. It contains a couple dozen patterns ranging from simple to very intricate. The only downside is that it doesn't teach you how to create your own pop-up architecture designs - though if you are inclined you can reverse-engineer the projects in the book to master the basic principles.
posted by rhiannon at 8:31 PM on January 9, 2005

This is awesome. I'm always fascinated by works of paper...
posted by buriednexttoyou at 9:08 PM on January 9, 2005

Is that the Taj Mahal Hotel Bombay in your pocket, or are you just glad to see me?
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 10:17 PM on January 9, 2005

My poupup blocker/filter doesn't like these links...
posted by kika at 6:37 AM on January 10, 2005

popup! Grr.
posted by kika at 6:38 AM on January 10, 2005

great link. thanks.
posted by tomplus2 at 1:37 PM on January 10, 2005

speaking of folding paper. I saw a link one time about a guy who does folding research, as in curves in paper and whatnot. Anyone seen that? I can't find it.
posted by tomplus2 at 1:38 PM on January 10, 2005

Ronald Resch came to speak to us at the UBC school of Architecture back in '68. I don't know how I pulled his name back out of my brain, but he has a MeFi link. He had his Masters in "paper folding". Is this him?
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 3:17 PM on January 10, 2005

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