DIY: Build a Frank Lloyd Wright House Out of Paper

DIY: Build a Frank Lloyd Wright House Out of Paper

Thursday July 06, 2017 Written by Garry

Paper Lloyd Wright

The buildings of America’s most treasured architect, otherwise known as Frank Lloyd Wright, have been immortalised over time through LegoCG 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.

Paper Lloyd Wright

Paper Lloyd Wright

Paper Lloyd Wright

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