Our Paper Life was launched by Geoff Christou and Chris Porteous. Our Paper Life is a line of low-cost furniture, constructed out of 95% post-consumer recycled cardboard.
The furniture is free of formaldehyde or VOC’s and they stick to a cradle-to-cradle system. They are curbside recyclable at the end of their use. The furniture can be assembled without tools, screws, or glue. It is light weight and can be stored away for later use.
These amazing posters featuring huge 3D papercraft horses were made for a new band Dry the River. This poster project was the brain child of Phil Clandilon, Steve Milbourne and Xavier Barrade, for Foam.
Phil explains “We thought it would be interesting to make 3D posters, and we set him the extra challenge of making them huge. He ended up creating these rather marvelous three dimensional paper-craft horses at B0 size. The paper horse structures were designed in 3D using Google Sketch Up, before being printed out in their component parts and hand-assembled. Each horse structure took around 35 hours to complete.”
Check this fast-forward video showing the construction of one of these beauties.
Have a look at the complex column design by Michael Hansmeyer, an architect and computer scientist based at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich.
His work is composed of sixteen million faces and made from 2,700 layers of cardboard. It is the result of a cutting-edge computational process and people’s responses to it are just as improbable.
“Some people say it looks like a reptile, some people think it looks like an underwater creature and other people bring up the Gothic,” said Hansmeyer. The incredible complexity of the column’s fractal surface is the product of what is known as a “subdivision algorithm,” a process that used a computer program to divide and sub-divide the facets of a classical Doric column.
To make the design reality, laser cutters sliced the design out of 2,700 individual layers of 1mm-thick cardboard sheets. The layers were then stacked around a load-bearing core to produce a 2.7 meter-high prototype.