Origami meets architecture

Origami meets architecture

Origami is the art of paper folding, which is often associated with Japanese culture. In Japanese ‘ori’ means ‘folding’ and ‘kami’ means paper.

The goal of this interesting concept is to transform a flat sheet square into a finished sculpture through various folding and sculpting techniques.


When you put origami and architecture, what kind of visual eye candy will you see?

Origami isn’t as easy as you think – there’s geometric and mathematical qualities involved to produce the final product. By using this ancient Japanese art and exploding these paper structures into life- sized scale, interesting shapes and forms have been produced over the years.


The angular, jagged and sharp points protruding out of the building is sometimes seen as unwelcoming and dangerous – but now it has become a trend in contemporary architecture. Designs ranging from hotels, offices and halls have been produced by the influence of this ancient Japanese art form.