Puzzle Paper

Puzzle Paper

This is Day 15 of 25 Days of Paper and Day 84 of my 100 x 100 Paper Weavings Project.

© Helen Hiebert, 100 x 100 Paper Weavings, #84 12" x 12", $100

© Helen Hiebert, 100 x 100 Paper Weavings, #84 12″ x 12″, $100

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I love taking things apart and figuring out how they work. I also enjoy looking at things and deconstructing them in my mind. I destroyed the original design of this paper called Things with Wings by Reminiscence Papers, and there are numerous ways in which I could have put it back together. This intrigues me.
Check out the paper bags & boxes that Debra Glanz makes with the papers she designs.
As a child, I thought I would grow up to become an architect. The reverse side of this weaving is pretty interesting.
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Have you seen the work of Shigeru Ban, the architect who builds with cardboard? He’s built many emergency shelters utilizing cardboard tubes. Check out these examples:
A cardboard cathedral:

Shigeru Ban's cardboard cathedral, Christ Church, New Zealand

Shigeru Ban’s cardboard cathedral, Christ Church, New Zealand


A traveling pavilion:
Shigeru Ban, camper traveling pavillion

Shigeru Ban, camper traveling pavillion


A biennale pavilion in China:

Do you build with paper? I’d love to hear about (and see) your creations. Please share them in the comment section below.
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About the 25 Days of Paper: I’m going to be a crazy blogger in December, featuring cool paper products, projects, blogs, books, or papers each day. Join in the fun by reading along! I’ll also post links on my FaceBook page. Enjoy the season!
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About 100 x 100 Paper Weavings: On September 23, 2013, I started making 100 daily paper weavings. I’ll finish on New Year’s Eve!
What paper architects do you know about, or how do you build with paper? I’d love to hear from you! Leave a comment below.

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