Giving Paper Architecture A Whole New Meaning

Whilst browsing on ArchDaily, I was happy to bump into an extraordinary post like this one. 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.


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