With just a little skill in cutting and folding, you can make perfect miniature paper replicas of great architecture – small enough to fit into an envelope as a greetings card, beautiful enough to put on display. Architectural Origami offers easy-to-use templates for 15 structures, from the Taj Mahal to the Rialto Bridge, all demonstrated by leading architectural origami artists. There are basic principles to start you off and advanced guidance on designing buildings of your own, plus detailed architectural narratives and graphics describing the original buildings.
A craft knife, pencil, a ruler and a cutting board are all you need to undertake this intriguing craft. You’ll find it as absorbing as drawing and as reflective as origami. When you’ve absorbed all the basic principles and tried your hand at all the buildings in the book, you’ll find that you’ve learned enough to start you off on designing origami architecture of your own.
About the authors
Maria Victoria Garrido Bianchini is an origamic architecture designer with a degree in Architecture and Urbanism, whose work has been exhibited in New York.
Ingrid Siliakus has been an origamic architecture designer/artist for over ten years. Her work has been displayed in exhibitions all over the world.