The buildings of America’s most treasured architect, otherwise known as Frank Lloyd Wright, have been immortalised over time through Lego, CG models, and chess sets. But it’s taken a little longer for someone to apply traditional Japanese paper-folding techniques to the great man's work.
We’re not talking about origami, mind you – using just one piece of uncut paper to recreate something like the Fallingwater House is apparently beyond even the best origami master. But we can turn to kirigami, a variation that permits a little slicing and dicing amongst all the folding.
Engineer Marc Hagan-Guirey is the author behind Frank Lloyd Wright Paper Models, a book of 14 kirigami templates that allow you to fashion your own miniature architectural masterpieces while you're killing time in the office stationery closet.
While recreating a Lloyd Wright building with a knife and scissors sounds considerably easier than making one out of origami, it still seems pretty darn impressive. The book is out later this month – just in time for Lloyd Wright’s 150th birthday. Celebrate the man by earning a few paper cuts.