Giving Paper Architecture A Whole New Meaning
October 25, 2012
We’ve featured our fair share of small, but absurdly tedious projects (remember the LEGO Batcave anyone?) but this latest venture into the world of paper folding might just be the cream of the crop, or should we cream of the Kremlin? Teacher and origami enthusiast Sergei Tarasov has in fact recently completed a detailed model of Saint Basil’s cathedral in Moscow entirely out of pieces of paper. Read more.
Standing at 1.5 meters tall, the replica of the historical landmark took Tarasov an entire year to piece together. The teacher created the model for a Russian arts and crafts festival, using a modular style of origami that makes use of multiple pieces of paper to create more detailed models. Folding and attaching each paper module is an intricate process, to say the least, with Tarasov’s final replica incorporating over 60,000 separate, carefully folded pieces.
Photos courtesy of Reuters, via The Daily Mail