Structural Paper

Research Team: Dr. 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 interleaving sheets of paper, connections that hold only through friction can be constructed. We understood paper as a contemporary, urban resource and use waste paper to design a bottom up building process.

During the research the structural principles were adapted from weaving patterns to create a 5 meters-long hanging bridge and a 2 by 2 meter Pergola.

Image credit: Michelle Mantel