Structural Paper

Research Team: Lorenzo Guiducci, Maxie Schneider, Jojo Shone, Prof. Christiane Sauer, Cluster of Excellence Matters of Activity. Image Space Material, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

The research project is a continuation of the Design research studio of Prof. Christiane Sauer, Department of Textile and Surface Design, Weißensee School of Art and Design Berlin

Image credit: Michelle Mantel
The »Woven Paper Bridge« playfully explored the potential of paper as a building material for constructing interwoven structures. By simply stacking and interleaving sheets of paper, connections that hold tons of kilos, only through friction, can be constructed.  Structural principles were adapted from biological and physical principles to create a 5 meters-long hanging bridge and a triaxial woven Pergola.





Image credit: Michelle Mantel