Architecture is the Continuation of Nature in Her Constructive Activity (II)

A Continuation of Nature

As mother nature bestows upon us the gift of inspiration and enlightenment, we return the favor with our limitless recreation that adds brilliance to her splendor.

From nature we learned how to construct buildings using a repeating code. Could we achieve more possibilities and creations with our human wisdom?

Paper origami has made it all easier by bridging communication between human and nature. Since the early 19th century, origami has already been applied in natural science as many naturalists used them to mimic nature for research.

The art of folded paper creates a kaleidoscope of shapes that combine and reorganize inspiration from nature, enabling a three-dimensional and lively building establishment.

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Paper origami has inspired many architecture and art installations of ALUCOBOND, all of which have been realized with Alucobond’s aluminum composite materials which offer malleability and easy manipulation to mimic paper, helping designers realize their architectural creativity.

Lizard cloud paper-made model

Made with ALUCOBOND panels, Foldfinding is also inspired by origami art

The art installation Lizard cloud from our previous features has adopted a similar origami design technique.

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Made with ALUCOBOND panels, Foldfinding is also inspired by origami art

Keystone Office
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The Keystone Office in Prague

The project won the “Best Architect Award 2013” in Czech Republic

Laszlo Moholy Nagy from the Bauhaus pioneered an architectural design technique with the use of folded paper. A piece of paper can be folded to create a variety of geometric shapes, while unfolding it reveals another world of amazing images.

In the rapidly growing Karlin District of Prague lies the wonderfully modern Keystone office building. Inspired by the geometric themes seen in origami art and the Czech Cubism, an art form in the 20th century, the building is enveloped in geometric shapes.

Its façade’s volume concept creates a vague yet clear network of shapes that are arranged in different directions. The exterior is double-layered with Alucobond aluminum composite materials with an anodized look, improving both thermal and acoustic insulation.

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Cardboard model for the Bauhaus project

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Berlin’s new connotation with “BAUHAUS”

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Thinking of Bauhaus Berlin automatically triggers associations with Walter Gropius. Now, Berlin is associated with another architectural phenomenon: The new Bauhaus AG building designed by Müller Reimann Architekten.

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The Offices Chevaleret building joins three generations of architects together

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Architect Maurice Novarina built the original building, Offices Chevaleret, in the 13th arrondissement of Paris in 1974. Interestingly, the architect’s son and grandson, also architects, participated in the building’s major renovation completed in 2016. The renovation, completed by ARCHIGROUP, pays homage to the original structure, as per the request of Novarina’s relatives.