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




We understand paper as a contemporary, urban resource and use waste paper to design a bottom up building process. 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.  Structural principles were adapted from weaving patterns to interleafed stacks to create a 5 meters-long hanging bridge and a 2 by 2 meter triaxial woven Pergola.





Image credit: Michelle Mantel