A life-sized paper house isn’t something you come across every day.
June 18, 2013
For the 5th Auckland Triennial, Atelier Bow Wow collaborated with Michael Lin and Professor Andrew Barrie from the University of Auckland to create a full scale model of one of their designs. A plan for worker housing has been transformed using the Japanese technique of paper model building known as okoshi-ezu (folding drawing).
A life-sized paper house isn’t something you come across every day, but Atelier Bow Wow are famed for their unusual homes and their practice of squeezing small-scale idiosyncratic buildings into tiny sites around Tokyo. Dubbed ‘pet architecture’, these charming yet functional and considered residences are a result of careful analysis of local needs and cultural practices.
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